Conor Lenihan meets with Ethiopian representative in Dublin to convey the Government’s continued concern
Mr. Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights today called in the Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of Ethiopia in
The Minister reiterated his earlier condemnation of the use of lethal force by the Ethiopian security forces and of all acts of violence which have occurred, irrespective of their perpetrators.
Speaking after the meeting, Minister Lenihan said;
“In my meeting, I urged the Ethiopian Government to exercise the utmost restraint and to act responsibly.
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia has promised to establish an independent investigation of the recent events and, through
It is essential that all detainees are treated correctly and immediate access should be granted to their families, legal counsel, and representatives of the international community.
There is an onus on all parties, Government and opposition to respect the rule of law and pursue their political aims only through peaceful democratic means.
The resumption of political dialogue between the Ethiopian authorities and the opposition parties is also essential if stability is to be restored.
I will be closely monitoring developments in
10th November, 2005Top