RIGHTS WATCH --
PRESS CONFERENCE INVITATION
Human Rights Violations
and Crimes against
Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based international human rights
monitoring organization, invites you to a press conference on the release
of a major new report on the Gambella region of Ethiopia.
Following the December 2003 massacre of some 400 Anuak civilians in a
Gambella town by mobs and soldiers, the Ethiopian military launched
a series of attacks on Anuak villages that have forced several thousand
Anuak civilians to flee their homes.
then, the Ethiopian military has committed the widespread
of murder, rape and torture against
the Anuak population that could amount to crimes
The report details the continuing pattern
of abuse of Anuak communities,
and urges concerned states to pressure the Ethiopian
government to halt the abuses and prosecute those responsible.
Please join us to
hear Human Rights Watch’s Africa Advocacy Director,
Michael Clough, present the findings of the new report and discuss Human
Rights Watch’s message to the international community.
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Time: 10 A.M. (TK)
Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa (FCAEA) Press
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journalists: The full report is embargoed until after the press
conference. Copies of the entire report and other materials will be available
at the press conference.
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