Category: HUMAN RIGHTS

Libya Slave Auctions: Activists Raise Alarm – By AFP/Aljazeera

“Ordinary people aside, everyone knew about this — governments, international organizations, political leaders,” Amnesty International said. Over the course of a week, demonstrations have erupted across Europe as thousands of protesters gathered in Stockholm Saturday holding signs reading, “Stop the slavery now, now, now,” and “Human rights for all.” In

UN Declares Detention of Opposition Politician Andualem Aragie Arbitrary; Calls for Release

Washington D.C.: In response to a petition filed by Freedom Now, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion finding the detention of opposition politician Andualem Aragie by the Government of Ethiopia in violation of international law. The Working Group—an independent panel of five human rights experts from

The Torture Chronicles of Ethiopian Patriot Habtamu Ayalew (in His Own Words) – By Al Mariam

Author’s Note: Following is my translation of the Amharic interview given by Habtamu Ayalew to the Voice of America (VOA), Amharic Program on March 15, 2017 and broadcast on the same day and on March 18 on “Democracy in Action” program. Translation of speech or text often presents some technical