Ethiopia: Failure to address endemic human rights concerns: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May 2014
In this submission Amnesty International assesses the implementation of recommendations previously made to Ethiopia. The government continues to prevent civil society groups from functioning effectively by denying them access to funding and placing restrictions on their work. Arbitrary arrests and detention, disappearances and extra-judicial executions continue to be regularly reported. Suspected dissent is forcefully suppressed, and torture and other ill-treatment is widespread, particularly in detention. Access for human rights monitors continues to be severely restricted. The excessively vague Anti-Terrorism legislation is also used to silence those critical of the government.