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Ethiopian Parliament Rigged State of Emergency Vote

A dispute over Ethiopia emergency rule vote ensued after footage posted online

It’s not the first time that Ethiopians witnessed a rigged vote. The regime’s vote mugging strategy are very well known.

BY AARON MAASHO | REUTERS *

Footage of an Ethiopian parliamentary session posted online on Saturday appeared to contradict official reports of the number of votes cast to validate the state of emergency, though government officials dismissed the discrepancy as a mistake. Continue reading Ethiopian Parliament Rigged State of Emergency Vote

Europe Speaks Against Martial Law in Ethiopia

Protest, repress, reform, repeat. With the re-imposition of the emergency decree, the regime practically suspends the constitution and instituting martial law under an entity called Command Post.

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

Countries across the globe continue to denounce the martial law declared in Ethiopia saying it curtails basic human rights and worsens the crisis in the country.

Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, said today that her country, which is a long-time partner of Ethiopia, is concerned about the re-imposition of the state of emergency. Continue reading Europe Speaks Against Martial Law in Ethiopia

U.S. Concerned Ethiopian Gov’t Using Martial Law to Silence Dissent

The U.S. also urges the Govt to restore access to the Internet for all its citizens ASAP.

“[…] Ethiopia’s declared state of emergency is perhaps being used to silence dissent and deny the constitutionally protected rights of Ethiopia’s citizens.” – Mark Toner, State Department Deputy Spokesperson.
By ESAT News,

The United States says the Ethiopian regime is using the martial law it declared in October to silence dissent.

Deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State Mark Toner said on Thursday that the arrest of Dr. Merara Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress, was “yet another example of increasing restrictions on independent voices in Ethiopia.” Continue reading U.S. Concerned Ethiopian Gov’t Using Martial Law to Silence Dissent