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Ethiopia Crisis

Addis Abeba, September 22/2020 – In her latest message on global human rights update Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said her office was ready to support a thorough investigation in to the June 29 assassination of prominent Oromo artist Haccaaluu Hundessa. Michelle Bachelet’s statement recognized the gravity …

By Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil Addis Abeba, September 18/2020 – Judges at the Federal First Instance Court Arada Branch ordered the release of 19 individuals many of whom journalists, editors and technical support staff from Oromia News Network (ONN), who were detained after the police raided Kaku Mame Oromo Traditional Cuisine …

The criminal charge was filed a day after Lidetu discontinued his defense team saying his trial so far was politically motivated. Prosecutors charged him with Ethiopia’s newly enacted “Firearm Administration & Control Proclamation” under a clause penalizing possession of bulk firearms, although Lidetu was initially accused of illegaly possessing a …