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When Congress adjourned in September, it had failed to vote on resolutions on Ethiopia. When Congress returns, it should pass them without delay. 

In response to Ethiopian security forces disrupting a fundraising event by the country’s most prominent human rights organization, the Human Rights Council (HRCO), Freedom House issued a statement.

Ethiopian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition into crowd of more than a million people gathered at a religious celebration, resulting in more than 150 deaths. 

Freedom House welcomes House Resolution entitled “Supporting human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.”

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