Washington can foster solutions for Ethiopia – TheHill.com

Meles Zenawi has found it difficult enough to keep control of the 17 percent of Ethiopians who live in cities. The U.S. State Department’s 2008 Human Rights report contains a chilling inventory of the Ethiopian government’s practices. The list of abuses is too long to repeat here. Highlights include: “limitations on citizens’ right to change their government in local and by-elections; unlawful killings, torture, beating, abuse, and mistreatment of detainees and opposition supporters by security forces, usually with impunity; poor prison conditions; arbitrary arrest and detention, particularly of suspected sympathizers or members of opposition or insurgent groups; police and judicial corruption; detention without charge and lengthy pretrial detention.”

Washington can foster solutions for Ethiopia – TheHill.com

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