Human Rights violations by Ethiopian Government

Senator Franken co-authored a letter with Senator Klobuchar to Secretary Kerry asking that “the State Department provide recommendations for actions the United States can take to address the escalating violence against civilians in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.” Ethiopia is the 3rd largest recipient of U.S. Foreign Aid despite the fact that the Leahy Law specifies that the U.S. can not provide foreign aid to governments that commit serious human rights violations. 02.02.16