According to Dr Z. Jasser, Commissioner at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, He said he has seen reports about violations against Muslims. Especially since July 2011. This was when the Addis Ababa government first sought to change how islam was practiced in Ethiopia and began to punish those resisting its new policy. He said that his findings confirmed the assault on religious liberty and their negative impact – both as a human right issue and a potential security matter. He also stated that he was prevented to meet with prisoners directly.