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European Commission to Ethiopia: ‘Start Addressing Legitimate Grievances of the People’

European commission on Merara Gudina
The European Commission has issued a strong statement against Ethiopia following the arrest of opposition leader Merara Gudina. Prof. Gudina appeared at the European Parliament with Prof. Berhanu Nega (L) and Rio Olympics marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa (R) to brief the state of human rights situation in Ethiopia.

By Monica Donimirska,

The European Commission issued a stinging rebuke to one of its lead partners on the African continent today, telling the Ethiopian government to “start addressing the legitimate grievances of the Ethiopian people”.

The warning came after the arrest of an Ethiopian opposition leader following his return from Europe where he had spoken out against a state of emergency imposed last month to quell anti-government protests which have seen hundreds killed. Continue reading European Commission to Ethiopia: ‘Start Addressing Legitimate Grievances of the People’