MP urges Canada take stand against atrocities in Ethiopia
By ESAT News (March 8, 2017)
A member of the Canadian parliament on Tuesday urged his government to take the “strongest possible stand” against the Ethiopian regime warning that the east African country is “potentially on the verge of civil war and genocide.”
Bob Zimmer, a conservative member of the parliament said the Canadian government need to do “more than expressing concerns and call on the Ethiopian government make genuine improvement.”
He said the state of emergency declared in October last year aimed to “quell dissenters.”
Canadian MPs have been urging their government to use its leverages to pressure the Ethiopian regime stop gross human rights violations. Ethiopia is one of the main recipients of Canadian foreign aid.