The Dictatorial regime’s response for peace full demonstration

The Dictatorial regime in Ethiopia as usual have killed hundreds and imprisoned thousands during the current demonstrations, and also charged many opposition political leaders and supporters with terrorism. The security forces have used excessive and lethal force against largely peaceful protests that have swept through Oromia as a whole, Gonde, Bahir Dar and many small towns in the country. Since August 7, 2016 within a few days over 100 people are estimated to have been killed, thousands injured, and more have been arbitrarily arrested. The government’s careless response is likely…

Stop Mistreatment in Prison

It has been ten days since prominent opposition leader Bekele Gerba and several other senior members of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) went on a hunger strike to protest their treatment in detention. Bekele, who is the deputy chairman of the OFC, and his colleagues are currently being held in Kilinto prison near Addis Ababa on terrorism charges. Their health has reportedly deteriorated significantly in recent days. Bekele and his associates were detained on December 23, 2015 and later charged under Ethiopia’s terrorism law for allegedly belonging to the banned…

Why the EU Silent About this visible crisis?

The Ethiopian government is engaged in its bloodiest crackdown in a decade, but the scale of this crisis has barely registered internationally. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 400 people, including many children, have been killed by the country’s security forces in Oromia, with lethal force unleashed against largely peaceful, student-led protests. For the past seven months, security forces have fired live ammunition into crowds and carried out summary executions. While students were first on the streets, many others have joined them, including teachers, musicians, opposition politicians and health…

25 Years of Human Rights Violations

Amnesty international has been documented numerous cases of journalists, Opposition political leaders, protestors and so on, who have been arrested for criticizing government policies and actions since 1993. several political leaders, journalists, protesters, supporters as well as innocent civilians have been arrested multiple times. For instance, Journalists reporting security authorities armed conflict has been particularly risky. Over the years, Oromoo Protesters have been broken up multiple times by police and the Military. According to Amnesty international report:-On 4 January 2004 for instance, dozens of protesting Oromo students were arrested and…

Invisible Crisis

Since mid-November, large-scale protests have again swept through Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region, and the response from security forces has again been brutal. They have killed countless students and farmers, and arrested opposition politicians and countless others. On January 12, the government announced it was cancelling the master plan, but that hasn’t stopped the protests and the resultant crackdown. Although the protest was initially about the potential for displacement, it has become about so much more. Despite being the biggest ethnic group in Ethiopia, Oromos have often felt marginalized by successive…

Ethiopia: Life-Threatening Situations in Kalitti Jail

February 1, 2016 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concerns regarding the safety of Oromo prisoners in the Kalitti Jail in Addis Ababa/Finfinne in Ethiopia. According to information leaked out from the Jail and obtained by the HRLHA, Oromo prisoners are discriminatory subjected to torture in a very harsh jail condition in underground dark rooms. In an inhuman and extrajudicial action taken against some Oromo prisons on the 29th of January, 2016, a lot of Oromo inmates were subjected to…

JIjjiirrama Sirnaatif Falmachuun filannoo oto hin ta’in dirqama

Walakkeessa baatii Sadaasaa 2015 irraa kaasee hiriirri mormii bal’aa fi jabaan akka waliigalaatti kabajamuu mirga Uummata Oromootiif addatti ammoo Karoora Maaster Pilaanii Finfinnee dura dhaabbachuudhaan gaggeeffamee mirga hiree murteeffannaa Oromoo bu’uuraa fi dimokraasii ummanni Oromoo jaarraa tokkoo fi walakkaa oliif sarbame gaafatu adeemaa jira. Mootummaan Itoophiyaa Adda Bilisummaa Ummata Tigraay (TPLF/EPRDF)’n durfamu furmaata barbaaduu mannaa, ummata Oromoorratti lola labsuudhaanii fi humna addaa shoororkeessaa tahe (Agaazii jedhuun), waraanaa fi poolisa federaalaa Oromoota hiriira bahanii fi waligalaa ummta irratti bobbaase. Akkanaanis Oromiyaa seera bulchiinsa waraanaa kan labsii yeroo hatattamaatiin qixa tahe jala…

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT ON ETHIOPIA: Lethal Force Against Pro-testers

DECEMBER 18, 2015 Ethiopia: Lethal Force Against Pro-testers Military Deployment, Terrorism Rhetoric Risk Escalating Violence (Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces have killed dozens of protesters since November 12, 2015, in Oromia regional state, according to reports from the region. The security forces should stop using excessive lethal force against protesters. Police and military forces have fired on demonstrations, killing at least 75 protesters and wounding many others, according to activists. Government officials have acknowledged only five deaths and said that an undisclosed number of security force members have also been…

A statement from the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA).

The following is a statement from the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA). HRLHA Urgent Action October 12, 2015 Harassments and intimidations through arbitrary arrests, beatings, torture and rapes were committed in Ada’a Berga district Western Showa Zone of Oromia Regional State against young Oromo nationals on September 24 and 25, 2015. More than 30 young Oromos were picked up from their homes at night by an Oromia paramilitary force. According to HRLHA informants in Ada’a Berga, the major targets of this most recent District Administration officials-sponsored…