Democratic rights

Deportation of a human rights Defender by Norway to Ethiopia

The Norway immigration service has tried to deport Mr Abdirahman Rashid Mohamud to Ethiopia. He is a human rights defender and is in danger of being detained, tortured and even killed. OPRO calls upon all those who believe in human dignity to stand for him and take part in the appeal to Norway


OPRO Participates in the Seventeenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Ogaden Peoples Rights Organisation delegates are currently taking part in the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. The theme of this year’s forum is on “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources”.  On Item 10: Human rights. Dialogue with Victoria […]


Ethiopia mourns – but mourns what, exactly? | Daily Maverick

  Simmon Allison The Daily Maverick , 4 October, 2016 The official death toll from the Bishoftu disaster stands at 52. This is an extraordinary number. Even taken at face value, this makes the deadly stampede one of modern Ethiopia’s bloodiest episodes. But we can’t take anything at face value. […]


Open Letter to Oppressed Ethiopians

The only thing I have to tell you now is that, no threats, no amount of terror and killings justify the support our western governments give to those you rightfully call “bandas” and thugs. They prosper on international aid when oppressing their people.


The Implications of the Current Upheaval in Ethiopia

August 12, 2016 Editorial Long-drawn Civil War and Massive Exodus of Refugees Massive refugee exodus from Ethiopia is imminent. The recent protests that rocked Ethiopia, from North to South, including the Capital, spear-headed by the Oromo people and followed  by the Amhara is reflecting the festering rebellion all over Ethiopia. […]


On Ethiopia’s Charges of Terrorism Against Political Leader

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC April 29, 2016   The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) First Vice-Chairman Bekele Gerba and others in the Oromia region who […]


Ogaden People’s Rights Organization participates the 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council & Appealed to halt the illegal Ogaden oil deal between Ethiopia, Djibouti and China.

  Ogaden People’s Rights Organization (OPRO) UNITED NATIONS  RIGHTS COUNCIL 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council (29 February to 24 March 2016). Palais des Nations. Geneva, Switzerland Appeal to halt the illegal Ogaden oil deal between Ethiopia, Djibouti and China. March 22, 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, We would […]



March 15, 2016 Bearing the European Parliament resolution of 21 January 2016 on the situation in Ethiopia in mind, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), following consultation with its sources, would like to update you on the possible impacts of the natural gas exploitation and export deal between Ethiopia, Djibouti and China on […]


Handbooks for Engagement with the UN System and the AU HRC

UN Civil Society Hand  Book ( OHCHR) About the Handbook Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is addressed to the civil society actors who, every day in every part of the world, contribute to the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights. A Handbook […]


UNPO Welcomes New Member, District of Columbia

UNPO presidency Accepts Washington DC membership at Palace of Justice in Brussels. Washington DC is requesting the right of self-determination from USA Congress for statehood. The USA government does not detain or shoot Washington DC State campaigners like governments other UNPO members are complaining about, however a right denied is in Washington DC is as painful as a right denied to other disenfranchised members of UNPO.



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