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U.S. senators call for release of journalists in Ethiopia

U.S. senators call for release of journalists in Ethiopia

THREE leading Democratic U.S. senators have written to Ethiopia's prime minister to express concern about the erosion of press freedoms in the country and to call for the release of journalists detained there. The letter from Senators Chris Murphy, Patrick Leahy and Ben Cardin to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and said that "over the last few months, the Ethiopian government has increasingly engaged in a pattern of intimidation against journalists". They said this trend was in stark contrast to the beginning of his premiership in 2018 when his government had freed scores of detained journalists. "We urge you to return…
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U.S. senators seek possible sanctions over Ethiopia conflict abuses

U.S. senators seek possible sanctions over Ethiopia conflict abuses

TWO U.S. senators have called on their government to consider imposing sanctions on any political or military officials found responsible for human rights violations during a month of conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region. The proposed resolution was introduced on Wednesday by Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat, and Senator Jim Risch, a Republican. It was the first such call by U.S. lawmakers since war between Ethiopian federal forces and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) broke out on Nov. 4. Senator Ben Cardi The conflict is thought to have killed thousands and displaced more than 950,000 people, according to United…
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