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Library of Congress Summary
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Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Ethiopia Act of 2010 - Prohibits assistance to the government of Ethiopia unless the Secretary of State certifies annually that the government of Ethiopia has taken steps to:
(1) ensure the freedoms of civil society organizations to pursue work on civic education, democratization, human rights, and conflict resolution;
(2) respect the rights of and permit nonviolent political parties to operate free from intimidation, including releasing imprisoned opposition political leaders;
(3) strengthen judicial independence;
(4) allow Voice of America (VOA) and other independent media to operate without interference;
(5) promote respect for human rights within its security forces, including investigating allegations of abuse; and
(6) ensure that humanitarian and development entities have access to all regions of the country.
Authorizes the Secretary, with a certification to Congress, to waive the prohibition if in the U.S. national security interest.
States that the prohibition shall not apply to:
(1) health and HIV/AIDS assistance;
(2) humanitarian assistance; or
(3) emergency food aid.
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