Ethiopia uses foreign kit to spy on opponents – HRW
Ethiopia’s government is using imported technology to spy on the phones and computers of its perceived opponents, a Human Rights Watch report says.
The New York-based rights group accuses the government of trying to silence dissent, using software and kit sold by European and Chinese firms.
The reportÂ says the firms may be guilty of colluding in oppression.
An Ethiopian government spokesman, quoted by AFP, dismissed the report as a part of a smear campaign.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says its report is based on more than 100 interviews with victims of abuses and former intelligence officials, conducted between September 2012 and February this year.
Rights groups frequently accuse the Ethiopian government of cracking down on opposition activists and journalists.
The government denies the claims.
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