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Freedom House: U.S. Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections. #Africa #Oromia April 23, 2015

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Ethnic Cleansing, Free development vs authoritarian model, Groups at risk of arbitrary arrest in Oromia: Amnesty International Report, Sham elections, The Tyranny of TPLF Ethiopia.
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“Under Secretary Sherman’s comments today were woefully ignorant and counter-productive,” said Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president of Freedom House. “Ethiopia remains one of the most undemocratic countries in Africa. By calling these elections credible, Sherman has tacitly endorsed the Ethiopian government’s complete disregard for the democratic rights of its citizens. This will only bolster the government’s confidence to continue its crackdown on dissenting voices.”

https://freedomhouse.org/article/us-wrong-endorse-ethiopias-elections#

U.S. Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections

(Frredom House, Washington,  April 16, 2015)

In response to today’s comments by Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, in which she referred to Ethiopia as a democracy and the country’s upcoming elections free, fair, and credible, Freedom House issued the following statement:

“Under Secretary Sherman’s comments today were woefully ignorant and counter-productive,” said Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president of Freedom House. “Ethiopia remains one of the most undemocratic countries in Africa. By calling these elections credible, Sherman has tacitly endorsed the Ethiopian government’s complete disregard for the democratic rights of its citizens. This will only bolster the government’s confidence to continue its crackdown on dissenting voices.”

Background: 
Since coming into power in the early 1990s, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has dominated politics through a combination of political cooptation and harassment. The country experienced a degree of democratization through the early 2000’s, culminating in the most competitive elections in the county’s history in 2005. Since these elections, the EPRDF has restricted political pluralism and used draconian legislation to crack down on the political opposition, civil society organizations, and independent media. In the 2010, EPRDF and its allies won 546 out of 547 parliamentary seats.

Ethiopia is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2015, Not Free in Freedom of the Press 2014, and Not Free in Freedom on the Net 2014.

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https://freedomhouse.org/article/us-wrong-endorse-ethiopias-elections#

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April 20, 2015

Ethiopians dispute US official’s assessment of their ‘democracy’

#EthiopianDemocracy101ForWendySherman trends as netizens condemn State Department official’s remarks.

U.S Department of State Endorsing of Upcoming Elections: Denial and Disrespect

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA)

Human rights League of the Horn of AfricaHRLHA Statement:

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly opposes to the position that the U.S State Department has taken in regards to the upcoming Ethiopian election and the overall democratization process in the country in the past twenty-four years; and describes the comments by the Under  Secretary of State as a sign of disrespect for ordinary citizens of Ethiopia and disregard for the human miseries that hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian have gone through under the EPRDF/TPLF-led government.

The HRLHA has no doubt at all that the U.S Government in general and U.S  Department of State in particular, with the biggest and highly staffed of all Western embassies in Ethiopia, are very well aware of the political realities that have been prevailing in the country over the past two decades. An excellent proof is the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices that is issued annually by the US Department of State itself. Suppressions and denials of fundamental human rights in Ethiopia under the EPRDF/TPLF Government were being reported on by various human rights and humanitarian as well as government and diplomatic agencies; and, based on the facts revealed in such reports, the Ethiopian Government has repeatedly been ranked as the worst both at the regional and global levels.

In a country that has witnessed the highest number of political incarceration in its history, where unarmed students and other civilians were gunned down in hundreds simply because they attempted to exercise some of their fundamental rights, in “one of the ten most censored countries” where the existence of independent media has become impossible and, as a result, press freedom has been curtailed completely, where all sorts of socio-economic rights have been tied to political sympathy and supports, it would be an insult and disrespect to its ordinary citizens, and a disregard for the precious lives of innocent people that have been taken away by brutal hands to say that such a country is a democracy, and that the upcoming elections would be free and fair while intimidations and harassments of opposition candidates, as well as potential voters, were taking place out in the field even while the Under Secretary of State was making the comments. While encouraging the most repressive government and governing party towards becoming more dictatorial, the Under-Secretary of State’s comments discourage and undermine the sacrifices that the Ethiopian peoples have paid and are still paying to realize their century-old dream of building free and democratic country.

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) requests that the Under Secretary of State retract the wrong comments and apologize to the Ethiopian peoples. It also urges the U.S State Department to recognize and acknowledge the realities in Ethiopia and use the close ties that exists between the two governments to put pressure on the ruling EPRDF/TPLF party so that it allows the implementation of a genuine democracy.

http://www.ayyaantuu.net/u-s-department-of-state-endorsing-of-upcoming-elections-denial-and-disrespect/

 

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Democracy in Action in Ethiopia; Mourners in Finfinne Beaten by the State Terrorist TPLF. #Africa. #Oromia April 23, 2015

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Oromo the Largest Nation of Africa. Human Rights violations and Genocide against the Oromo people in Ethiopia, Oromo University students and their national demands, The Tyranny of Ethiopia.
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Democracy in Action in Ethiopia; Mourners in Finfinne Beaten by the State Terrorist TPLF

 Ebla/April 22, 2015 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com |

This is the state terrorism of the TPLF-led Ethiopian regime that continues to drive thousands of Oromo and other nationals in the Ethiopian empire to seek refuge in uninhabitable, volatile and inhospitable corners of the world. During today’s incident (watch the video below), it’s only because Finfinne is the Capital (with many international watching eyes) that the Tigrean regime’s elite killing squad had not used live bullets to violate the mourners’ freedom of assembly. Almost a year ago, on April 30, 2014, in Ambo (some 100 or so kilometers away from the Capital), the same federal militarized police force used deadly force during a nonviolent Oromo students protest against the ‘Addis Ababa Master Plan’ for Oromo Genocide; in a single day, more than 100 Oromo students and non-student civilians were killed by the federal security force in Ambo on April 30, 2014.

http://finfinnetribune.com/Gadaa/2015/04/democracy-in-action-in-ethiopia-mourners-in-finfinne-beaten-by-the-state-terrorist-tplf/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/22/us-mideast-crisis-islamicstate-ethiopia-idUSKBN0ND0QW20150422

 

 

 

Har’a Ebla 22,2015 Magaalaa Fifninnee Nannoo Hullooqoo Kormaa(Masqal Addabaabay) Jedhamutti Fincilli Jabaan Uumame, Humna Waraana Wayyaanee fi Uummata Gidduuttis Rukkuttaa Ta’een Gama Lachuu Irratti Midhamni Gahe.

Har’a Ebla 22,2015 Magaalaa Fifninnee Nannoo Hullooqoo Kormaa(Masqal Addabaabay) Jedhamutti Fincilli Jabaan Uumame, Humna Waraana Wayyaanee fi Uummata Gidduuttis Rukkuttaa Ta’een Gama Lachuu Irratti Midhamni Gahe.

Gabaasa balinaan, Kaleessa akkuma gabaasne jirru lammiileen biyyaa Liibiyaatti gara jabeenyaan ajjeefaman guyyoota muraasa dura haala suukkanneessaa tahuun isaa dhala namaa kamuu kan hin dagachiisneeeha. Baqattoonni 28nuu keessaa hordoffii mootummaa Wayyaanee yeroo darbee FDG Oromiyaa keessatti dhalate mormii dhimma Master Pilaaniitiin mootummaa Wayyaanee dura dhaabbatanii falammii gaggeessuu irratti gara jabina mootummaa Wayyaanee baqachuu irraan dargaggoonni Oromoo hedduu naannoo garagaraatti godaansisee jira, Dargaggoonni kun mudatee jiru keessaa gochi kun kan irratti raawwatame kanneen akka Mangistuu Gashee,kaanis dargaggoota Oromoo maqaa hin argatin jiru, gochi kun dimshaashatti kan raawwate sabni Tigraay keessa waan jiruuf hiriirri taasifame kun hanga muummicha ministeeraa Wayyaanee hirmaachisutti gahus sababa mootummmaa wayyaanen biyya isaanii irraa bahanii carraan kun isaan kan mudateedha, kanumaan har’a hiriira taasifameen uummanni lakkoofsi isaa guddaa walakkaan ol uumata Oromoo kan tahe dhaadannoo hedduun, sirbis dhageessifameera.
Dhaadannowwan jedhamaa oolan,

  1. Mootummaan Wayyaanee hattuudha,
  2. Kan obbolaa keenya ajjeese mootummaa Wayyaaneeti,
  3. Shorokeessaan mootummaa Wayyaaneeti, kan jedhuu fi dubbii muummichan
  4. jedhames uummanni isin hin dhageenyu jechuudhaan feshaleessan.

Uummanni sagalee dhageessisaa oole kana booda aangoo irratti isin hin barbaannujechudha,kanumaan dhagaan darbatame, poolisoonni Wayyaanee 50 ol tahan baayina uummataa hanga kana keessaa kan hubatame reebicha uummataan garmalee miidhamuun beekame akkasuma uummata keessas keessattuu dargaggoota irratti miidhaan guddaanis tahee jira baayeen suuran kan olkaa’ame gocha isaanii addeessus ni jira yeroo ammaa uummanni miidhamee jiru Hospitaala Gaandii fi Zawudiituu kan ciisan dhibbaan lakkaawamu, uummata gadda isaa ibsachuuf bahe irratti ammas miidhaa gurguddaan qaama mootummaa Wayyaameetiin irra gahamee jira.

Qabeenyaan manneen mootummaa naannoo kanatti argamanis dhagaadhan hojiin ala tahanii jiru, Yeroo ammaa naannoo hiriirri kun itti gaggeeffamee fi daandii Boolee, Waddeessa(Piyaassaa)geessu martiyyuu humna waraana Wayyaaneen eegamaa jira, uaummanni qe’ee isaatti hin galu jechuudhaan mootummaan wayyaanee nu fixeera jechuun iyyaa booyichaa dhageessisaa jira.Ammas kan itti fufu uummanni Oromoo jaallan keenya gochi kun irratti raawwate suuraa qabannee magaala Finfinneetti wal argee hiriira adeemsisiu Qeerroon waamicha isaa dabarsuu fedha.

Oromiyaa: Tarkaanfii Sukanneessaa Libiyaa Keessatti Fudhatame Irratti Ibsa ABO April 23, 2015

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Tarkaanfii Sukanneessaa Libiyaa Keessatti Fudhatame Irratti Ibsa ABO

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Lammiilee mootummaa dirmatuu fi lammii dhaqqabuuf dhihooti hin qabne, rakkoo fi hiraara jalaa of baasuu fi abdii nuuf dabra jedhuun gammoojjii hamaa qaxxaamuree Libiyaa gahe irratti tarkaanfii sukaneessaa ISIS (Mootummaa Islaamaa) ofiin jedhuun lammiilee Saboota Iyophiyaa irratti fudhatame tarkaanfii namoomaa ala kan tahee fi dhala namaa kamuu irraa hin eegamne waan taheef ABO gadi jabeessee balaaleffata. Gochaan bineensummaa akkanaa ulaagaa kamiinuu fudhatama kan hin qabne tahuus dabalee hubachiisa. Tarkaanfii loogummaa amantii irratti hundaauun namoota harka qulleeyyii fi sivilii irratti fudhatame kanaan gadda itti dhagaame maatii lammiiwwan gaagaamni irra gaheef ibsaa jajjabina hawwaaf. Loogummaa bifa kamuu ummataa fi lammiilee miidhu kamuu jabinaan kan dura dhaabbatu tahuus mirkaneessa. Hiree kanaanis hundee rakkoo lammiilee Itophiyaa balaaf saaxile kana hawaasni addunyaa akka hubatu yaadachiisuu fedha.

Empaayerri Itophiyaa empaayera bittaan abbaa irrummaa irratti dagaagee lammiileen mirga dhablee taasifamuun keessatti hiraarfaman,

Biyya hacuuccaan siyaasaa fi dhiittaa mirga ummata fi ilma namaa hadhaawaa tahee keessatti gaggeeffamu tahuu irraa fi tarree biyyoota hiyyeeyyii keessaa bahuu dadhabuu irraa lammiileen dhibbeentaa 40 ol tahan hiyyummaa maayyiin keessatti dhamaaa jiraatan,

Empaayera saaminsaa fi malaammaltummaan keessatti saaree murni bicuu keessatti duroomee, wayyabni keessatti hagabee jiraatu,

Empaayera ummatoota biyyattii keessaa kan miliyoonotaan lakkaaaman harayyuu gargaarsa alagaan jiraatuuf dirqaman keessa jiraatan,

Biyya bilisummaan ummatootaa fi matayyaa kabajamuu hanqatuu irraa barattootni, beektotni, gazexessotni, hogganootni jaarmayoota siyaasaa keessatti hidhaman, ajjeefamanii fi dararaman, Empaayera mirgi walaba tahanii bakka buaa ofii filatuun abjuu itti tahe, lammiileen kan hin beeknee fi hin feene filuuf itti dirqisiifaman, filannoo fakkeessiin hawwaasa addunyaa sobaa jiraatuun filmaata itti tahe,

Empaayera mootummaan Heera ofiif raggaase cabsuu dhaan dhimma amantii keessa harka naqatee matootii amantii sirna abbaa irrummaaf amanamoo tahan amantoota irratti muudamanii fi kan mootummaan dhimma amantii keessa seenuu hin qabu jedhan ariamanii fi hidhaman tahuu irraa lammiileen biyyaa kumoota dhibbaan keessaa baqatan taatee jirti.

Tarkaanfii suukanneessaa Liibiyaa keessatti fudhatame irratti Ibsa ABO.pdf

http://qeerroo.org/2015/04/22/tarkaanfii-sukanneessaa-libiyaa-keessatti-fudhatame-irratti-ibsa-abo/

Oromia: Ambo Defied TPLF’s Ban of Oromo’s Freedom of Assembly and Filled Stadium to Express Support for OFC for Upcoming Election April 23, 2015

Posted by OromianEconomist in Ambo, OFC, Oromia, Oromo, Oromo Federalist Congress.
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???????????Ambo Defied TPLF’s Ban of Oromo’s Freedom of Assembly and Filled Stadium to Express Support for OFCOromo Federalist Congress election campaign

Ambo Defied TPLF’s Ban of Oromo’s Freedom of Assembly and Filled Stadium to Express Support for OFC for Upcoming Election

 http://walabummaa43.blogspot.no/2015/04/ambo-defied-tplfs-ban-of-oromos-freedom.html
On April 20, 2015, Oromos in Ambo defied TPLF’s ban of Oromo’s freedom of assembly and filled a stadium, where Dr. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), was campaigning for the upcoming election (watch the video below). It’s to be noted that the TPLF regime tried to subdue Ambo a year ago during the Oromia-wide #OromoProtests against the ‘Addis Ababa Master Plan’ for Oromo Genocide. Almost a year ago, on April 30, 2014, more than 100 Oromo students and non-student civilians were killed by the Tigrean regime’s elite killing squad known as the Agazi Force; and thousands have been arrested just because they are Oromos, as an Amnesty International report revealed in October 2014. Shortly after April 2014, TPLF imposed on Oromia a sort of martial law where Oromos have been prohibited from assembly. On April 20, 2015, Ambo once again showed that it can never been subdued into submission by the TPLF state-sponsored terror by defying TPLF’s ban on Oromo’s freedom of assembly – and holding a rally to express support for OFC.
Meanwhile, another top OFC official, Obbo Baqqalaa Nagaa, is on campaign tour overseas to solicit support for his organization. According to the scheduleObbo Baqqalaa Nagaa will be meeting with supporters in Las Vegas on April 23, 2015, and in Seattle on April 25, 2015.
OFC/Medrek Election Campaign in Ambo with Dr. Merera Gudina:
OFC/Medrek Election Campaign in Gindeberet:
Read  more at: http://walabummaa43.blogspot.no/2015/04/ambo-defied-tplfs-ban-of-oromos-freedom.html
http://www.oromofederalistcongress.net/