Wednesday, January 25, 2006

AU condemns worst right offenders, among them Ethiopia

From Basque News January 25, 2006:

An African human rights commission has criticised the continent's worst rights offenders, including Sudan and Zimbabwe, in a report analysts say marks a "coming of age" for the organisation.

The African Union's commission issued candid reviews of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the report, obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. Those countries said they wanted a chance to reply before the report became public, ensuring it remained confidential.

"If the African Union is to have a strong voice it has to foster constructive criticism, not bury it," said Reed Brody from the New York-based Human Rights Watch.


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