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The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa/HRLHA was initiated by prominent members of The Human Rights League/HRL living in Canada andregistered as non- profit and non-Political organization in Ontario/Canada in June 14, 2007. HRLHA defends freedom of thought and expression, due process and equal protection of the law as well as to promote the development of a vigorous civil society.

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Ethiopia: Declaring a new State of Emergency Could Deepen the Political Crisis

  HRLHA Press Release — February 18, 2018 On February 16, 2018, the Ethiopian government has again declared the State of Emergency for six months. This came only months after the earlier state of emergency under which the population of Ethiopia suffered for ten months. This State of Emergency was…

Ethiopia: The Ethiopian PM Resigns Due to Political Turmoil in the Country – A Call for Intervention in Ethiopian Political Crisis

HRLHA’s Statement ————————————————————————————————– For Immidiate Release Februry 15, 2018 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) appreciates the step taken by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) Chairman, the Ethiopian Prime Minister and the Commander in Chief, HailemariamDessalegn in stepping down from his position as Prime Minister….

Ethiopia: Democide, the leading cause of death by the Totalitarian government in Ethiopia continues

HRLHA Urgent Action —————————————————————————————————— February 13, 2018 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) condemns the mass killings of Oromos in Hammaressa Internally Displaced Persons camps in Harar town on February 10, 2018 by the TPLF/EPRDF security force. The totalitarian government of Ethiopia is committing Democide against…

Ethiopia: An Insincere Ethiopian Government Pardon The Government of Ethiopia Must Stop Confusing Citizens and the World Community

HRLHA Statement February 11, 2018 It has been over a month now since-in a surprise move- the Ethiopian PM, Hailemariam Dessalegn on January 3, 2018 announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison, the murder chamber Maikelawi in what he called “ an effort to…

Ethiopia: A Generation Targeted, the Future of a Nation at Risk Another Massacre in Woldia Town, Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia

January 24, 2018 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly condemns the brutality of the Ethiopian Military force who massacred at least seven Woldia town youth on January 20, 2018 who were gathered to celebrate the Ethiopian Orthodox church annual festival of Epiphany. The North Wollo…

Ethiopia: The Chronic, Political, Economical and Social Crisis in Ethiopia Needs A Genuine Solution

HRLHA Urgent Action 5- 2015-OSA (1) January 21, 2018 The promise of the Ethiopian Authorities started to become practical on January 17, 2018 when they released 115 federal inmates, including Dr. Maria Gudina, the OFC leader. The release of a few political prisoners could be a good start- if the…

Does the Ethiopian Government Mean to Release Political Prisoners and Close down the Notrouse Ma’ikelawi Prison, the Ethiopian Guantanamo?

Does the Ethiopian Government Mean to Release Political Prisoners and Close down the Notrouse Ma’ikelawi Prison, the Ethiopian Guantanamo? HRLHA Statement January 4, 2018 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) cautiously welcomes the Ethiopian government’s announcement on January 3, 2018 that it would release all political…

Ethiopia: Crimes Against Humanity in Oromia Needs Urgent World Community Action

HRLHA Urgent Action —————————- Dec 13, 2017 For Immediate Release The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly condemns the brutality of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front / Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (TPLF/EPRDF) Government’s military force who massacred 15 Oromo farmers who were harvesting their crops…

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Turns 70

HRLHA statement __________________________________________________ December 9, 2017 Let’s Renew our Commitment to Fight for Eequality, Justice and Human Dignity We are on the eve of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I believe that most people would agree that, during this long journey after the creation…

OROMIA: The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in Ambo in Oromia State, Ethiopia on Oct 26, 2017 by the Ethiopian Government Killing Squad, “Agazi force

HRLHA Press Release October 28, 2017 The Government of Ethiopia is continuing to commit crimes against humanity by massacring citizens by its well-trained killing squads, “Agazi force” to quell the dissent. Ambo Oromo, who are famous for their persistent confrontation against the regime by arguing for their basic rights in…

Oromia: Again Under a New Phase of an Oromo Mass Movement

HRLHA Press Release October 15, 2017 The mass protests, which cover all of Oromia state and in which Oromos from all walks of life participated against injustices and the marginalization of the Oromo nation from their political and economic rights- protests that broke out in April 2014- continue in different…

The Somaliland Government Must Respect International Human Rights Treaties and International Law

HRLHA’s Appeal October 14, 2017 Appeal To: The President of Somaliland The Honorable Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo Tel: +252 252 0913 E-mail: mopa@somalilandgov.com Your Excellency, First of all, the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its appreciation to the people of the Republic…

Remembering The Irrecha Festival Massacre

Sep 24, 2017 October 2, 2016, is recognized by the Oromo nation as one of the blackest days in Oromo history. It was different from all past tragedies committed against Oromos by previous Ethiopian regimes. The October victims were innocent Oromos who came to gather from all Oromia zones, and…

Ethiopia: The Never Ending Horror Against the Oromo Nation, Ethiopia is Descending Into Civil War

HRLHA Urgent Action Sept. 9, 2017 The peaceful street protests in Oromia that shook Ethopia for over one year (November 2015-October 2016) turned violent after the reckless action by the government when its military attacked civilians and murdered over 700 at the Oromo Irrecha Festival on October 2, 2016. The…

Ethiopia: Harrowing accounts of Deaths, Torture, and Inhuman Conditions In Ethiopia’s Notorious Prison

__________________________________________________ August 10, 2017 Ever since the TPLF/EPRDF came to power in 1991, Ethiopian government forces have used torture, forced disappearances, intimidation, and arrests to crush the opponents of TPLF/EPRDF. Tens of thousands of Oromos and others have been incarcerated, thousands of prisoners have been murdered, or denied access to…

The Deeply Rooted Oromo nation’s Grievances Require a Sustainable Solution

HRLHA’s Statement on the Draft Law on Oromia’s Special Interest in Addis Ababa July 3, 2017 Addis Ababa (built on the place named Finfine) was like other colonial cities around the world was built by colonizers on the site of pre-existing Oromo populations in the last quarter of the nineteenth…

Ethiopia: The Charade of Democracy, Rule of Law, and Justice in the Oromo Nation In Ethiopia HRLHA’s Release ________________________________________________

June 25, 2017 The Oromo People Democratic Front (OPDO) is  primarily accountable for the human misery against the Oromo Nation When the current Ethiopian government seized power in 1991, the suffering of nations and nationalities that had happened for over a century in Ethiopia hoped for its end, and freedom,…

ETHIOPIA: How Long the International Community Should Entreat the Rejection of an independent Investigation into Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

HRLHA Press Release April 23, 2017 The international community finally realized that the Ethiopian government was using democracy as a facade to dehumanize its citizens. Since 1991, the current government of Ethiopia has come to power, six international treaties have been signed and ratified by the government, including the Convention…

Ethiopia: Would Extending the State of Emergency Solve the Grievances of Citizens?

April 2, 2017, HRLHA Urgent Action The Ethiopian government has reaffirmed to the world community once again its strong commitment to killing and kidnapping citizens by extending the state of emergency- declared on October 8, 2016- by four more months. The Ethiopian leaders have been very busy in the past…

ETHIOPIA: The Ethiopian Government is Plotting a War Among the Nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia

HRLHA Press Release February 26, 2017 The Ethiopian Somali Liyu Police led by the Ethiopian Federal government’s killing squad have been engaged in a cruel war for the past six months against the Oromo nation in fifteen districts of Oromia. The Oromia districts that have been invaded by the two…

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