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Petitioning Human Rights Watch, Africa Division, Executive Director Daniel Bekele and 6 others

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: Stop the Eviction of Ethiopians from their Settlements


 Dear Friends,                 

Recently, I learned through local news media reports that Ethiopians who are originally from the Amhara regional state but were settled in the Benishangul Gumuz regional state are being uprooted en masse from their settlements. According to the information that I have, the eviction is poorly organized and is marred by several cases of human right violations. This petition is in protest of this eviction and is intended to get the plight of these voiceless Ethiopians to the attention of the Ethiopian government and international rights organizations. Please sign the petition and invite your friends to sign as well. This is the least we can do to show our solidarity with Ethiopians who are being victimized by a misguided and irresponsible policy.


This petition was delivered to:
  • Human Rights Watch, Africa Division, Executive Director
    Daniel Bekele
  • Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Hailemariam Desalegn
  • President of the Amhara Regional State
    Ayalew Gobeze
  • President of the Benishangul Gumz Regional State
    Ahmed Nasir
  • Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
    Tefera Derebew
  • House Speaker, Ethiopian Parlament
    Abadula Gemeda
  • Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons,
    Dr. Chaloka Beyani

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