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Ethiopia: New State of Emergency Risks Renewed Abuses

Expand Police officers patrol along a road in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 21, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Ethiopia’s newly proclaimed state of emergency risks further closing the space for peaceful political activity, Human Rights Watch said today. The action dashed hopes that the release of key political prisoners days earlier was a first step toward more widespread political reforms. The government should promptly repeal or revise restrictions that violate the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association, and expression protected under international human rights law. On February 17,…

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