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Addis Ababa has halted a human rights resolution in the House by threatening to break off security cooperation with the United States.

Freedom House and coalition of NGOs and diaspora groups urge congress to pass United States House Resolution 128, Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia.

Freedom House joins with civil society organizations to urge the UN Human Rights Council to prioritise and address through joint statements the ongoing human rights crisis in Ethiopia.

The undersigned civil society organizations urge the House of Representatives to pass House Resolution 128, supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.



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