At its plenary sessions on 21/01/2016, the European Union (EU) Parliament have adopted without amendment the motion for resolution that it proposed two days ago on the current situations in Ethiopia.
After the plenary session, European Union Parliament also made the following press release about the situation in Oromia/Ethiopia.
“Parliament strongly condemns the recent use of violence by the security forces and the increased number of cases of human rights violations in Ethiopia. It calls for a credible, transparent and independent investigation into the killings of at least 140 protesters and into other alleged human rights violations in connection with the protest movement after the May 2015 federal elections in the country.
It also calls on the Ethiopian authorities to stop suppressing the free flow of information, to guarantee the rights of local civil society and media and to facilitate access throughout Ethiopia for independent journalists and human rights monitors. The EU, as the single largest donor, should ensure that EU development assistance is not contributing to human rights violations in Ethiopia”.
YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE EU PLENARY SESSION ON THE CURRENT SITUATION IN OROMIA HERE:EU ADOPTS MOTION FOR RESOLUTION WITHOUT AMENDMENTS