Local EU statement on the situation in Ethiopia

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European Union flags are seen outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels ahead of an EU heads of state summit, October 27, 2010. CREDIT: REUTERS/FRANCOIS LENOIR
European Union flags are seen outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels ahead of an EU heads of state summit, October 27, 2010.
CREDIT: REUTERS/FRANCOIS LENOIR

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Ethiopia: ”The EU Delegation is deeply concerned about developments in the case of the ten bloggers and journalists charged under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation on 18 July, as well as recent arrests of opposition members. It calls on the Ethiopian authorities to ensure that proceedings are carried out according to the Ethiopian Constitution and respecting international and regional human rights standards, in particular granting access to legal counsel and family, as well as the right to apply for bail when applicable, and that the trial istransparent and free from political interference. The EU Delegation recalls the European External Action Service statement of 6 May 2014 which underlined the importance of enhancing the political space, particularly in view of the elections next year. It calls on the Ethiopian Government to ensure that the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation is not used to curb freedom of expression or association.

The EU Delegation welcomed the additional commitments made by the government of Ethiopia to address areas of human rights concern in the recent
Universal Periodic Review process in Geneva and called for early and continuing action to ensure implementation of all of the government’s human rights commitments.”

Source: Europa.eu

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  1. From the statment i can only understand tha EU will continue to support terrorist tplf(east african taliban). EU is only stand for their interest not for the plight of ethiopian people. It is sad but this is the truth. God bless ethiopian people. Let God empower the ethiopian people to destroy the east african black terrorist(tplf).

  2. Eu statement means nothing what so ever to the brutal ethnofascist Tplf junta. How many such statements have they to make?

  3. we are tired of bla bla bla. Please eu stop your lip service and show your words in action by way of supportig and strengthening woyane financial muscle. All what you doin is contrary to the needs and wish of the Ethiopian people.

  4. ATERRORIST organition in ethiopia only by woyane regim afected the people. woyane STOP killing, Woyane STOP in prison Ethiopians woyane live us alone. When I can go aother than my country.

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