The United States should use its leverage to ensure that the Ethiopian regime respects the human rights of its people, Congressman Mike Coffman said on Monday.
In an exclusive interview with ESAT, Congressman Coffman, who represents district six of Colorado, where thousands of Ethiopians call it home, said that if the Ethiopian government ignores the resolution by the US and also by the UN Human Rights Commission, then “Congress should find additional tools to use.” Continue reading Congressman Urges US to Reconsider Ethiopia Aid→
When he crossed the Olympics marathon finish line, Feyisa Lilesa raised his arms to form an “X.” Most of those who watched Lilesa’s spectacular silver medal performance didn’t know what that meant — or just how dangerous a protest they were watching.
Human Rights Watch said Friday that Ethiopian sources killed at least 140 people and wounded many more in what the group says “may be the biggest crisis to hit Ethiopia since the 2005 election violence.” The rights group’s new estimate is nearly twice the death toll it estimated last month.
The protesters say the government plan will lead to a loss of autonomy and marginalization for Oromo people living on the outskirts of the capital.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) also called for the release of an Oromo politician arrested last month.
The government has accused Oromo protesters of links with terror groups.