Monthly Archives: "January 2017"

27 January 2017 Wondimu Mekonnen: London The Ealing Amnesty Group has recently declared that it has adopted Eskinder Nega as a focus for campaigning in 2017. This must be highly appreciated by the freedom and peace-loving citizens of the world. We hope other Groups also adopt other journalists, such as Journalist Temesgen Desalegn, whose health is currently seriously damaged in captivity in Zeway Prison. On 27 Friday 2017, Ealing Amnesty Group held a successful vigil in front of 17th Princess Gate, London, from where the diplomatic mission of the jailersRead More

Posted On January 16, 2017By Wondimu MekonenIn Current Update


Large-scale and unprecedented protests swept through Ethiopia’s largest region of Oromia beginning in November 2015, and in the Amhara region from July 2016. Ethiopian security forces cracked-down on these largely peaceful demonstrations, killing more than 500 people. Scores of people fleeing security force gunfire and teargas during the annual Irreecha festival died in a stampede on October 2 in Bishoftu, Oromia region. On October 9, following the destruction of some government buildings and private property by youths, the government announced a draconian and far-reaching six-month countrywide state of emergency, which prescribesRead More
Vigil to protest the imprisonment of Eskinder Nega, Friday 27th January 2.30pm – 4pm   The Ealing Amnesty Group has adopted Eskinder Nega as a focus for campaigning. In June 2012 Eskinder Nega, a journalist, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for terrorism offences, after he criticised the Ethiopian government and called for freedom of expression in speeches and articles. The Ethiopian authorities routinely use criminal charges and accusations of terrorism to silence dissenters. Eskinder has long been a thorn in the side of the Ethiopian authorities. This is the eighth time he has beenRead More