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IOLA Press Release Regarding the Arrest of Prof. Merera Gudina

The International Oromo Lawyers Association (IOLA) expresses its deepest concern over the detention of prominent Oromo/Ethiopian opposition leader professor Merera Gudina, a Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) and Vice-Chairman of the Coalition of Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (MEDREK). The Ethiopian government detained prof. Gudina, upon his arrival from Europe where he was […]

Access Now has urged technology companies not to sell software used to surveil citizens to the Ethiopian government

Protests, internet shutdowns, deaths — and a new law that threatens digital rights when the people of Ethiopia need them most (Access Now)–Ethiopia has issued a six-month state of emergency in the country following months of citizen protests. The state of emergency comes in an environment of increasing repression. Government forces have killed more than […]