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Ethiopia: Charges Against Indigenous Land Rights Defender Dropped

Pastor Omot Agwa, an indigenous land rights defender from the Gambella region
Charges against Pastor Omot Agwa, a dedicated advocate for land rights in Ethiopia’s Gambella region and an interpreter for the World Bank Inspection Panel’s investigation into the forced displacement of indigenous Anuaks, were finally dropped.

BY OAKLAND INSTITUTE

Today, charges against Pastor Omot Agwa, an indigenous land rights defender from the Gambella region of Ethiopia, were finally dropped by an Ethiopian court.

In March 2015, Pastor Omot was arrested in Addis Ababa while attempting to travel to Kenya to attend a food security conference. For six months, he was detained without charge, denied access to legal representation, and endured torture and solitary confinement. Continue reading Ethiopia: Charges Against Indigenous Land Rights Defender Dropped