Ethiopia: Statement to African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Item 9 (b, iv.): Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa

Ethiopia has a long-standing pattern of major restrictions on freedom of expression and systemic restrictions such as the use of repressive legislation to curtail freedom of expression. In this statement, Amnesty International calls upon the African Commission to urge the Ethiopian authorities to protect freedom of expression; to cease the targeting of journalists; and to cease the use of criminal prosecutions to silence the freedom of expression of opposition politicians, independent media, and other groups critical of the government.

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