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Ethiopia: 25 Years of Human Rights Violations

, Index number: AFR 25/4178/2016

When the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took control of the capital, Addis Ababa on 28 May 1991, Amnesty International hailed the day as a “…break with the past” and an opportunity to put human rights protection at the top of the agenda for the future. However, as Ethiopians celebrate 25 years of EPRDF rule, they have suffered persistent and pervasive violations, in particular, of civil and political rights that has become a hallmark of the EPRDF government.

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