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Academics, activists and diplomats wil lead a public exploration of what we have learned from the genocide in Rwanda and how we have been affected by, and should use, that knowledge to prevent and respond to current atrocities.
The Advocates for Human Rights will release its new report on the human rights of immigrants and refugees in Minnesota at a press conference in room 125 of the Minnesota Capitol on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 11am.
The new report draws on nearly 200 individual interviews and more than 25 community conversations involving hundreds of people throughout the state. It places the findings within the context of state, federal, and international human rights law to identify what is working to promote integration and success, what is failing, and what gaps exist in public policy.
Born in Ethiopia and of Oromo ethnicity, Mr. B and his family supported the Oromo National Congress and the Oromo People’s Congress Organization instead of the ruling party. He publicly supported a political candidate and friend fighting for Oromo rights, and was arrested, beaten, tortured, interrogated, and threatened with death for his support. Despite staying away from politics, he was again arrested and forced to sign an agreement, promising to promote the government party. He then fled Ethiopia for safety in the U.S.
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