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May 10, 2005
Question taken from Daily Press Briefing of May 10, 2005

Ethiopia: Human Rights Watch Report on Oromia Region and Elections (Taken Question)

Question:   Does the United States have any reaction to the Human Rights Watch report on Ethiopia?

Answer:   We have seen the Human Rights Watch report on the Oromia region of Ethiopia that was released today and are reviewing it. We regularly raise human rights concerns with the Ethiopian Government and discuss related issues with grass roots organizations, including the Ethiopian Human Right Council in Addis Ababa. We will continue to stress the importance of respect and promotion of human rights in our conversations with all Ethiopians. Our Embassy in Addis Ababa will be following the May 15 Ethiopian national and local elections carefully. The Carter Center will be observing the elections as well.

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