“It is to be recalled that an ethnic conflict had flared up in 2000 between members of the Wolayita and Ocholo ethnic groups owing to a dispute over land ownership claims. The conflict had caused loss of lives, destruction of property, and other social
“The Dizzi, Menit and Surma tribes live in Maji, Jebba, Toom and Surma weredas. The Menit and Dizzi tribes live in Maji, Toom and Jebba weredas, whereas the Surmas live in Surma wereda. EHRCO had learnt that the surmas used to live near the Sudanese bo
OPEN 61st Special Report: An urgent call For the Immediate disclosure of the Whereabouts People Who Have Been Abducted and Disappeared!
“It would have been the primary duty of a government that claims to stand for the cause of democracy, the rule of law, and the respect of human rights, to be governed by and ensure the respect of the very laws which it has promulgated and the universal
“Members of the Surma and Dizzi tribes have, for ages, lived together in an atmosphere of peace and harmony in Bench Maji zone, Jeba and Surba weredas. Members of these tribes are living testimonies that they have, over the ages, lived together with a
OPEN 54th Special Report: Human Rights Violations being Perpetrated against citizens must be stopped!
“It is to be recalled that an armed group had recently launched an attack against one government official, and three other government employees in Sidama zone, South Ethiopia Region. One regional Council official, a teacher and a driver working with th
“The community, on the basis of its right, under Article 30 of FDRE’s Constitution, “to assemble, to demonstrate together with others peaceably unarmed, and to petition the Government.” had notified, through the organizers of the demonstration, the con