Ethiopia says US Congress decision on resolution 128 disrespects its sovereignty

Etenesh Abera
Addis Stanadrd

– A statement released by the office of the spokesperson of Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs strongly condemned the decision by the US House of Representatives to pass Resolution 128, saying it “disrespected its sovereignty”. It also said the resolution was  “untimely and inappropriate.”

The statement came after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a critical Ethiopia resolution 128 (HRes128) yesterday. HRes128 calls for respect for human rights and encourages inclusive governance in Ethiopia. But it also contains sections that condemn “the killing of peaceful protesters and excessive use of force by Ethiopian security forces; the detention of journalists, students, activists and political leaders who exercise their constitutional rights to freedom of assembly and expression through peaceful protests; and  the abuse of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation to stifle political and civil dissent and journalistic freedoms.”

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