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Meles Zenawi's Victims Profiled: Legesse Deti Dhaba

Read more...Meles Zenawi’s regime has been waging an ongoing hidden war against the people of Ethiopia.

This war is conducted in many forms:
torture in concentration camps; extrajudicial executions and coldblooded killings; denial of humanitarian and development assistance; displacing poor farmers and giving farmland to the regime’s benefactors like China; denial of educational, business and work opportunities to the ethnic groups considered the regime’s enemies and; incarcerating people on doctored and vaguely defined crimes such as terrorism, treason, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

Ethiopia: Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies

Six More Activists Arrested under Abusive Anti-Terrorism Law

September 16, 2011

(London) – The Ethiopian government should end its widening crackdown against opposition politicians and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. In the past week, three well-known critics of the government – actor Debebe Eshetu, journalist Eskinder Nega, and opposition party leader Andualem Aragie – were arrested in Addis Ababa. Three other opposition party members were also detained.

Update : Aid for Political Repression in Ethiopia

Last month, a joint undercover investigation by the Bureau and Newsnight revealed sickening human rights abuses and the systematic misuse of aid by the Ethiopian government.

The response from officials working for Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to the investigation was as expected: a vitriolic attack on our journalism with accusations of impartial reporting promoting the views of terrorists.