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Oromia:Seenaa Gabaabaa Gooticha Oromoo Barsiisaa Dinqeessaa Caalaa Guutamaa Rasaasa Wayyaaneen Wareegamee(1989-2015) December 19, 2015

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Seenaa Gabaabaa Gooticha Oromoo Barsiisaa Dinqeessaa Caalaa Guutamaa Rasaasa Wayyaaneen Wareegamee(1989-2015)

 

 

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#OromoLivesMatters!

Barsiisaa Dinqeessaa Caalaa Guutamaa kan dhalatee guddatee godina Shaggar Lixaa Aanaa Dandii ti. Barnoota isaas hanga sadarkaa 2ffaa ti achuma Aanaa Dandii magaala Giincitti kan baratee yoo ta’uu sadarkaa Olaanaa Kolleejjii Barsiisota Jimmatti damee saayinsii Hawaasaa (social science) baratee bara 2009 Jimma irraa qabxii Olaanaan eebbifame barsiisaa ta’uun godina Shaggar lixaa aanaa Jibaati fi akkasuma Shaggar lixaa Ejereeti kan barsiisaa ture yoo ta’uu hanga yeroo dhihoo ji’oota muraasa duraa daraara fi dhiibbaan dabballoota wayyaanee itti hammaate dalagaa dhaabuuti. Dinqeessaan ilmaa sabaaf uumame qaroo Qeerroo oromoo addaa dureen dirqama oromummaa isaa raawwata tureedha.

Dinqeessaan sochii diddaa barattoota Oromoo kan 2001,2004 fi 2005 Shaggar Lixaa keessatti ta’aa turee addaa dureen hirmaataa akka ture seenaan ragaa baha. Jimmatti illee miseensa koree Tokkummaa barattoota Oromoo Yuuniversitii fi kolleejjii Jimma keessatti shooraa ijaarsaa fi sabboonummaa Oromoo irratti gahee guddaa taphataa ture. Akkasuma Koree Aadaa fi aartii Oromoo kolleejjii barsiisota Oromoo hanga cufamutti miseensa irraa ka’ee dirqama ooganummaa garaagaraa ti dirqama isaa bahaa ture. Dinqeessaan nama barnoota isaan jabaa fi amala qabeessa fakkeenyaa dargaggoo oromoo ta’eedha. Goota miseensa qeerroo Dinqeessan osoo guyyaa tokko duubatti hin deebi’iin Osoo falmuu gaafa guyyaa 16/12/2015 waraana agaazii wayyaaneen Magaala Ginci ti wareegame. Goonnii kun hiriyaa isaa Jaagamaa Badhaanee ti makamee gumaa koo baasaa jedhe.

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Human Rights Watch (Oromia): Ethiopia: Lethal Force Against Protesters. #OromoProtests December 19, 2015

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Ethiopia: Lethal Force Against Protesters

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.

Protesters in Oromia region, Ethiopia.

Protesters in Oromia region, Ethiopia, December 2015.

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 killed. On December 15, the government announced that protesters had a “direct connection with forces that have taken missions from foreign terrorist groups” and that Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Task Force will lead the response.

“The Ethiopian government’s response to the Oromia protests has resulted in scores dead and a rapidly rising risk of greater bloodshed,” said Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The government’s labelling of largely peaceful protesters as ‘terrorists’ and deploying military forces is a very dangerous escalation of this volatile situation.”

Protests by students began in Ginchi, a small town 80 kilometers southwest of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, when authorities sought to clear a forest for an investment project. Protests quickly spread throughout the Oromia region, home of Ethiopia’s estimated 35 million Oromo, the country’s largest ethnic group.

They evolved into larger demonstrations against the proposed expansion of the Addis Ababa municipal boundary, known as the “Addis Ababa Integrated Development Master Plan.” Approximately 2 million people live in the area of the proposed boundary expansion and many protesters fear the plan could displace Oromo farmers and residents living near the city.

Since mid-November, the protesting students have been joined by farmers and other residents. Human Rights Watch received credible reports that security forces shot dozens of protesters in Shewa and Wollega zones, west of Addis Ababa, in early December. Several people described seeing security forces in the town of Walliso, 100 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa, shoot into crowds of protesters in December, leaving bodies lying in the street.

Numerous witnesses told Human Rights Watch that security forces beat and arrested protesters, often directly from their homes at night. Others described several locations as “very tense” with heavy military presence and “many, many arrests.” One student who took part in protests in West Shewa said, “I don’t know where any of my friends are. They have disappeared after the protest. Their families say they were taken by the police.”

Local residents in several areas told Human Rights Watch that protesters took over some local government buildings after government officials abandoned them. Protesters have also set up roadblocks to prevent the movement of military units into communities. Some foreign-owned commercial farms were looted and destroyed near Debre Zeit, 50 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, news media reported.

Human Rights Watch has not been able to corroborate the precise death toll and many of the details of individual incidents because of limited independent access and restricted communications with affected areas. There have also been unconfirmed reports of arrests of health workers, teachers, and others who have publicly shown support for the protest movement through photos and messages on social media.