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Amnesty International USA Hosts Human Rights Day Briefing on the Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

December 7, 2020

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New York, New York — In advance of Human Rights Day, Amnesty International will host a virtual briefing on the human rights challenges expected in 2021. The briefing will focus on the human rights crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Hundreds in the Tigray region have lost their lives, many more have been injured, and tens of thousands of people have been forced into refugee camps in neighboring Sudan. 

Speakers from Amnesty International, the State Department, and the United States Congress will discuss the crisis, including its implications for people across the Horn of Africa. Special opening remarks on human rights in the 117th Congress will come from co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate Human Rights Caucus, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC). 

WHAT: Human Rights Day virtual briefing, focusing on the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia 


  • Joanne Lin, National Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs, AIUSA
  • Adotei Akwei, Deputy Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs, AIUSA
  • Fisseha Tekle, Research, Horn of Africa, Amnesty International
  • Jana Mason, Senior External Relations Advisor, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Scott Busby, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 
  • Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
  • Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)

WHERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eetWOZzAQ2Ki7dDVRPfdHA 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET

CONTACT: [email protected]