Zimmer Concerned About Situation in Ethiopia
Prince George, B.C. – The political crisis in Ethiopia has captured the attention of Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies Conservative MP Bob Zimmer.
He rose in the House of Commons this week after meeting with a constituent who declined to be named out of concern for the safety of his family.
In his speech, Zimmer noted the country is “potentially on the verge of civil war and/or genocide” and that more needs to be done to address the situation than simply “reiterating concerns” and calling on the government there “to make genuine improvements.”
He noted that the opposition party leader in Ethiopia was jailed upon his return to capital city Addis Ababa following a speech his made to the European Parliament condemning the government for its human rights violations.
Zimmer added a six-month state of emergency “has been declared in an effort to quell dissenters.”
“What is happening in Ethiopia is being called an “abomination” and I encourage this government to sit up, take notice and take the strongest possible stand against it.”