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#OromoProtests Global Solidarity Rally, London December 31, 2015

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#OromoProtests Global Solidarity Rally, London Dec 29,2015

 

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The London Evening Post: Oromo Community in UK urge British Government to halt aid to Ethiopian regime

Oromo Community stage a protest outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.
Oromo Community stage a protest outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.

By Henry D Gombya

The Oromo Community in the United Kingdom have written to the British government urging it to halt with immediate effect, its assistance to the government of Ethiopia which they accuse of systematic repression that includes the torture, killing and harassment of school children in Oromia, a regional state of Ethiopia.

In a letter to Philip Hammond, the British Foreign Secretary, Amin Abdella, Chairman of the Oromo Community in the United Kingdom accused Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s security forces of carrying out a renewed crackdown inside the country against the Oromo people. The letter adds that more than 70 students were killed, many made to disappear, while others were jailed simply for taking part in a peaceful demonstration.

The letter informs the Foreign Secretary was told that over the past week, the same tragedy took place in Oromia high schools and universities as students protested against the continued eviction of the Oromo people from their livelihood without compensation and thereby driving them down to extreme poverty. It accused the Ethiopian government of continuing to push its policy of evicting the Oromo people from their livelihood on a wider scale. “This policy, coupled with the burning of a vast area of natural forests and the continued eviction of indigenous people, has been opposed in peaceful protest yet met at all times with brutal suppression in the forms of mass arrest, torture and killings,” the letter said..

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http://www.thelondoneveningpost.com/oromo-community-in-uk-urge-british-government-to-halt-aid-to-ethiopian-regime/

 

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