የአስቸኮይ አዋጁ ከአለም መንግስታት ከፍተኛ ተቃውሞ ገጠመው
የአሜሪካን መንግስት ያወጣውን ከፍተኛ ተቃውሞ ተከትሎ ዛሬ የአውሮፓ መንግስት የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ያወጀው የአስቸኮይ አዋጅ የዜጎችን መብት የሚያፍን እና ዜጎች መብታቸውን በሰላማዊ መንግድ እንዳይጠይቁ የሚያደርግ ነው ሲል አጣጥሎታል። ባሳለፍነው ሳምንት የአሜሪካ መንግስት ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ በይፋ የኢትዮጵያን መንግስት አዋጅ እርባና ቢስ ስትል መግለፆ የታወሳል። ሁለቱንም መግለጫ ይመልከቱ።
U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency
We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression.
We recognize and share concerns expressed by the government about incidents of violence and loss of life, but firmly believe that the answer is greater freedom, not less.
The challenges facing Ethiopia, whether to democratic reform, economic growth, or lasting stability, are best addressed through inclusive discourse and political processes, rather than through the imposition of restrictions.
The declaration of a state of emergency undermines recent positive steps toward creating a more inclusive political space, including the release of thousands of prisoners. Restrictions on the ability of the Ethiopian people to express themselves peacefully sends a message that they are not being heard.
We strongly urge the government to rethink this approach and identify other means to protect lives and property while preserving, and indeed expanding, the space for meaningful dialogue and political participation that can pave the way to a lasting democracy.
Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Ethiopia – 19 February 2018
The resignation by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn opens a period of uncertainty in Ethiopia. It will be important for the new government to have the full capacity to pursue the positive reforms initiated by the Prime Minister to address the grievances of the population. Only a constructive dialogue among all stakeholders – authorities, opposition, media, civil society – will allow for a peaceful and durable resolution of the crisis.
The announced reinstatement of the State of Emergency risks undermining this very objective. It is therefore of the outmost importance that it should be as limited in time as possible and respectful of human rights and fundamental freedoms, notably those enshrined in the Ethiopian Constitution. Violence should also be avoided.
As a committed partner of Ethiopia and of the Ethiopian people, the EU will continue to encourage all actors to work constructively towards a democratic and stable Ethiopia.