Ethiopia’s Human rights at a crisis level, Commissioner

Non-State actors indicated as leading human rights violators. The Commission called on the Ethiopian government to protect citizens from human rights abuse.

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission _ Daniel Bekele
Daniel Bekele, Ethiopian Human Rights Commissioner. Photo : File / credit : DW Amharic

borkena
By Staff Writer
January 24, 2020

Major International Human rights defenders hailed Ethiopia for the improvements in the areas of freedom of expression and human rights after  Abiy Ahmed ( now Nobel Peace Prize winner) became prime minister.

As it turns out, the country is now living a major human rights crisis again, and this time around, the principal violators are non-state actors inspired by radical ethnic nationalist political ideologies.

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Commissioner, Daniel Bekele, has presented a six months work report to the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives on Thursday.

The Commission sees the human rights crisis, it calls them complex ones, as an outcome of the challenges that the reform measures in the country are facing.

Mr. Daniel spoke with emphasis that  “…citizens have been killed horrifyingly and disgustingly, rapped and some have become disabled as a result of the attack.”  

Radicalized religious and ethnic-based politics and social and economic crisis has led to protest violence in the urban and rural areas, said Ethiopia’s Human Rights Commission Report.

Hospitals and university campuses are some of the places where citizens get killed.  The report also highlighted that properties (private and individual) worth millions of birr had been destroyed in politically motivated ethnic-based attacks in different parts of the country, and thousands internally displaced.

Mr. Daniel also pointed out that armed groups have forcefully kidnapped people, including public servants, foreigners, females, and even children.

The Commissioner also said that the root causes of the problem are social and political problems that the government and the parliament needs to work on it.

Mr. Daniel recommended that the government should conduct a meticulous investigation into human rights abuse and bring the perpetrators to justice.

For nearly two months now, the whereabouts of 21 students of Dembi Dollo University is unknown after a militant wing of Oromo Liberation Front (It is locally called Shane) kidnapped them on their way home following the university’s closure.

On  January 11 of this year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government announced on state media that it had secured the release of 21 kidnapped students, and it is negotiating for the release of six others.

Two weeks after that, kidnapped students’ parents are saying that they have not heard from their children, and the government is silent about it.



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6 Responses to "Ethiopia’s Human rights at a crisis level, Commissioner"

  1. Farda geuinecitizen   January 25, 2020 at 7:49 am

    human rightsn unhcr and others trade in huamn lives and point thier fingers just only on african leaders , but there still e exists human rights abuse in every developped country even if there build fake story around it;

    PLEASE DONOT BRAINWASH THE INNOCENT PEOPLE OUT THERE IN ETHIOPIA. UNHCR , IOM , OR WHAT EVER ENTITIY WHICH HAS TO DO WITH REFUGEES OR THE MODERN SCAPEGOATED MEN AND WOMEN, VICTIMS OF THE MODERN MANIPULATION.DONOT TELL TO PEOPLE WHO HAE ZERO EXPERIENCE ABOUT LIFE IN THE OVERSEAS. IT DOESN’T SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM I THE PAST . I SEE MANY BRUTAL PEOPLE FRO EVERY TRIBE INCLUDING ERITREANS, DECEIVING NEW COMERS AND PROVIDING FALSE INFO TO PEOPLE LIVING AT HOME. THESE AFOREMENTIONED ORGANIZATIONS ARE NOT GOOD AT ALL. THEY DEAL WITH , ENDANGER PEOPLES’ LIVES , PROFIT FROM THIER TORTURE , LOCKING THEM BEHIND BARS FOR YOURS FOR NO SUFFICIENT REASON EXCEPT UNOFFICAIL OR ILLEGAL PRESENCE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY. THE INFO YOU OBTAIN IN THE MEDIA IS NOT NECESSARILY RIGHT BUT FALSELY PRESENT THE REALITY TO THE TAX PAYERS AND YOU GUYS AT HOME;

    I BELIEVE YOU READ BETWEEN LINES I WANT EVERYONE UNDERSTAND THIS FACT . IT IS IMPORTANT TO SAVE EVERYBODIES LIFE REGARDLESS OF HIS OR HER T=ETHINICITY, COLOR, AGE , GENDER ETC
    MANY PEOPLE DONOT KNOW FOR THEMSELVES AND LEAD PEOPLE TO THE WRONG TRACK INTENTIONALLY. THESE PEOPLE MIGHT BEHAVE NICE TO YOU ON THE GROUND OF YOUR TIES WITH THEM BUT THEY DESTROY THE LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE. I DO KNOW OROMOS WHO ENGAGE IN THIS ACT . WE HAVE NO RESPECT AT ALL TO OUR FELLOWS RATHER FOR THIS WHITES !!
    THANK YOU.

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  2. Askotelakit   January 26, 2020 at 6:18 pm

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    http://www.bbc.com/amharic/news-51187796

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  3. አፋኖማራ   January 26, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    አማራ ፋኖ !

    ️ከአማራ ፋኖ የተላለፈ መግለጫ️

    ይህንን ሼር አድርጎ የማይፈፅም አማራ: አማራ ነኝ የማለት ሞራል የለውም፡፡

    ከማክሰኞ 19/05/2012 ጀምሮ በመላው አማራ መሬት አንቀጥቅጥ የተቃውሞ ማዕበል ተጠርቷል፡፡ ሁሉም አማራ ከሊቅ እስከ ደቂቅ የጎዳና ላይ ተቃውሞ ከማድረግ እስከ አፀፋዊ መልስ መስጠት ድረስ በእልህና በአማራነት ወኔ ለመሰለፍ ይዘጋጅ፡፡

    ቤት ላይ እየተንከባለልን ሬሳ የምንቆጥርበት ጊዜ ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ይወገዳል፡፡
    ፋኖ በተጠንቀቅ ይቁም!
    ልዩ ሐይላችን በተጠንቀቅ ለአማራነቱ ይዘጋጅ!
    ደል ለአማራ ህዝብ!!

    ጥር 19 ሰልፍ ይካሄዳል። ካልተለቀቁስ??

    1-እስር ቤቶች በእሳት ይጋ ሉ።
    2-ዩኒቨርስቲወች ይዘጋሉ።
    3-በአማራ ምድር ያለ የኢትዮጵያ መከላከያ ሰራዊት ትጥቁን እንዲያወርድ ይደረጋል።
    4-መንገዶች ሁሉ ይዘጋሉ።
    5-የአዴፓ ታማኝ አገልጋዮች ይወገዳሉ።
    6-ለአማራ ደህንነት ሲባል ከየትኛውም ክልል የመጣ ማንኛውም ሰው ቅጣት ይጠብቀዋል።
    7-አማራ የራሱን ደንበር በመጠበቅ የራሱን አገር ይመሰርታል።
    8-ጠላትን ከየትኛውም አቅጣጫ አይቀጡ ቅጣት ይቀጣል።
    9-የአማራን አገር አናስደፍርም ብለን እንማማላለን።
    10-የአማራ አገር ምስረታን ለአለም እንዲተዋወቅ እናደርጋለን።
    11-የፌደራል መንግስት አማራን እንደማያስተዳድር ለአለም እናሳውቃለን።
    12-ደንበራችን እናስከብራለን።
    13-ሉአላዊነታችን በእጃችን እንወስናለን።በሱሉልታ ቤት ገዝተው የገቡ አማራዎችን እየመረጡ እያፈናቀሉ : ከአማራ ክልል ውጭ የሚኖረው አማራ በቁጥር ኦሮሞን ይበልጣል !

    ይህንን ሼር አድርጎ የማይፈፅም አማራ : አማራ ነኝ የማለት ሞራል የለውም፡፡ ከአማራ ፋኖ !

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    • Suzi   January 27, 2020 at 2:38 am

      21 women is not a big number.

      Ethiopia including the Amara region tourism industry abductees women. All Ethiopia need to do is Count the number of Albergo beds the number of hotel beds in the country , it is not like not many Ethiopian families got a habit of going around the country vacationing at resorts and hotels . The number of daily hotel beds is a proof that Ethiopia is turning into molestation rape capital of the world. If only half of the Alberto hotel resort beds were given to the public not one homeless , not one internallly displaced refugees , not one foreign refugee and also not one university students would sleep outside , just if only half of the hotel motel resort…. Beds were made available for them. This shows how sex is being the backbone of the hotel tourism economy of Ethiopia.

      These shows the seriousness of the rape , prostitution , molestation , sexual immorality that are taking place in Ethiopia as a whole including in Amara region.

      m.youtube.com/watch?v=338QMjfvJ24

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  4. Ittu Aba Farda   January 27, 2020 at 12:24 am

    There you have it. Demons and bigots steeped with hateful satanic verses after honing such skills when were camping out here among us and the dump sites in Asmara have had field days throughout the old country since they went back during the last two years. Their loud mouths have borne the fruit they expected. Hundreds possibly thousands of innocent citizens have lost their Allah Given lives and millions have been viciously driven out of their homes. There is no letting up for these hoodlums and connivers. They feel like they are in control of the affairs of the country and run their own set of rules and schedule rendering the well stocked regime so inept in the process. They run afoul and demand an apology in return. When they are shown patience they take that as cowardice. When they are given permission they take that as total and unconditional submission. They have been itching for one ultimate goal that they see as dream becoming a reality. They have been instigating and provoking citizens for an all out ethnic war between my Oromos and the noble people of Amhara neighbors since the late 1960’s even more so with all intensity since they went back during the last 18 or so months. By the Grace of The Almighty Our Creator they have failed and failed so miserably until now. I have been holding these demons responsible for every human blood spilled, for every home and business torched to the ground and the report by this patriot Obbo Daniel bin Bekele has proven me right. I call upon all of you countrymen who I hold dear to my heart to not let up having that gem of the colored, that country of upright and glorious people who produced us all in our daily prayers. With our prayers harmony will prevail over hate and peace will overwhelm conflict instigated by these unrepentant bigots!!! The Almighty Willing!!!

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  5. Denbidolo   January 27, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Bigots message
    My objective is not to pass this message solely for amharas but to help innocent non amharas to take notice of this message and its unpredictable consequences.

    Fano , አማራ ፋኖ !, is now dessiminating message I copied here below . They are intimidating innocent people , children, women and elders who are non-amharas. These people donot have the slightest clue on how the abducted students were taken and lived . It is a complete crime to browbeat innocent people for the heinious act conducted by politically motivated people.

    Here it is :ከአማራ ፋኖ የተላለፈ መግለጫ️

    ይህንን ሼር አድርጎ የማይፈፅም አማራ: አማራ ነኝ የማለት ሞራል የለውም፡፡

    ከማክሰኞ 19/05/2012 ጀምሮ በመላው አማራ መሬት አንቀጥቅጥ የተቃውሞ ማዕበል ተጠርቷል፡፡

    ጥር 19 ሰልፍ ይካሄዳል። ካልተለቀቁስ??

    1-እስር ቤቶች በእሳት ይጋ ሉ።

    3-በአማራ ምድር ያለ የኢትዮጵያ መከላከያ ሰራዊት ትጥቁን እንዲያወርድ ይደረጋል።
    4-መንገዶች ሁሉ ይዘጋሉ።
    5-የአዴፓ ታማኝ አገልጋዮች ይወገዳሉ።
    6-ለአማራ ደህንነት ሲባል ከየትኛውም ክልል የመጣ ማንኛውም ሰው ቅጣት ይጠብቀዋል።
    7-አማራ የራሱን ደንበር በመጠበቅ የራሱን አገር ይመሰርታል።

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