“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
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 Kuwaiti authorities are reportedly investigating a video that appears to show a woman filming her Ethiopian maid falling from a seventh-floor window without attempting to help her. The maid can be heard screaming “hold me, hold me” just before her hand slips and she falls onto a roof below.
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