Monday, October 15, 2007

Ethiopia: Govt Respects, But Local Officials Disregard Rights

from The Jimma Times

According to the latest U.S. Department of State report on freedom of religion, traditional Ethiopian Muslims faced problems from “foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)” with Salafi/Wahhabi Islam backgrounds. While the report praised the government, it continued to criticize local officials and private citizens who “infringed” in this right as well as local administrators who were “implicated in several religious clashes.”

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