Posted by on May 18, 2012
.Meles Zenawi and Albashir
The agreement is a follow up to another one between the two countries in December 2011 in which it was agreed not to host opposition figures from their respective countries. Thousands of Ethiopian opposition members sought refuge in Sudan following the 2005 election, which was characterised by violence, which claimed almost 200 lives. At the beginning of 2012, the international community criticised Sudan after it deported hundreds of Ethiopian opposition figures. The Berlin-based Solidarity Committee for Ethiopian Political Prisoners (SOCEPP) alleged in March 2012 that Sudanese police had raided houses and rounded up Ethiopians in Omdurman and many parts of the capital, Khartoum, for forcible deportation. Read the rest of this entry
. The following report is from the Oromia Support Group (OSG), a non-political organisation which attempts to raise awareness of human rights violations in Ethiopia. OSG has now reported 4407 extra-judicial killings and 992 disappearances of civilians in Ethiopia. Hundreds of thousands have been placed in illegal detention, where torture and rape are commonplace. To read the full report (pdf format), please click here. Read the rest of this entry
Girum Zeleke er glad for at FN engasjerer seg i etiopernes sak.FOTO:Anders Minge
This is one of six specific questions that the UN makes a critical letter to Norway in connection with the forced return of asylum seekers. Norway has been given 60 days to answer this and several other issues that are associated with the safety of the 400 Ethiopians who now is in danger of being forcibly returned to Eritrea soon. Read the rest of this entry
Friday 13 april, 2012
By Annie Brandvold
FINGERPRINT: Only five Ethiopians were repatriated from Norway after returning Agreement came into force. Lack of clarity about the fingerprints can be distributed to Ethiopia delay returns. Read the rest of this entry
Police and the Immigration Directorate (UDI) will use 93 million extra to get sent out asylum seekers who are difficult to return.
POSITIVE: Minister Paul Lønseth (AP) in the Ministry of Justice. PHOTO: KNUT ERIK KNUDSEN / VG
AP follows Asylum debate Over 4,500 asylum seekers with final rejection is today the Norwegian reception. To reduce this figure suggests the Immigration Directorate (UDI) and the police to allocate additional resources to send out 800 of the most difficult returnable asylum seekers over the next two years, writes Our Land.
Police believe that half of them must be forcibly returned. The proposal is a contribution to the budget for 2013.
Secretary of State Paul Lønseth (AP) in the Ministry of Justice is in favor of the proposal from the UDI and the police. He stressed that it is important to have an effective return policy where both positive and negative decisions have consequences Read the rest of this entry