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The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development Condemns ban on human rights organizations in Ethiopia

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development Condemns ban on human rights organizations in Ethiopia

The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development today condemned the Ethiopian government’s ban on the activities of three humanitarian NGOs for three months in Ethiopia, on the grounds of “violating state rules and working outside its mandate,” and confirmed that the Ethiopian government has suspended the organizations “Médecins Sans Frontières”.

the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Al Maktoum Foundation, pointing out that the only purpose of banning the organizations is to silence the voices about violations by the Ethiopian government in Tigray, Afar, and Amhara.

According to the Alliance, Ethiopia has violated the rights of international organizations in international law, which is contrary to the text of Article 104 of the Charter of the United Nations, which states: “In the territory of each of its members, the organization enjoys the legal capacity required to exercise its functions and achieve its purposes.”

The Alliance expresses its fear of Ethiopia’s “unprecedented deterioration” in human rights conditions, coinciding with the widening armed conflict in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Afar regions, the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Tigray province, and reports of re-entry of Eritrean troops into Ethiopia with implications for regional stability.”

The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development appealed to the international community to address all human rights violations of the Ethiopian government and called for encouraging all parties to start ceasefire talks and engage in a comprehensive political dialogue to preserve the unity of the State of Ethiopia.

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