HRLHA Urgent Action
October 2, 2016
The HRLHA deeply condemn the mass murder by the Ethiopian government sponsored killing squad Agazi force near Bishoftu, Oromia where over 4,000,000 Oromos were gathered to celebrate the Irrecha annual festival , the Oromo thanksgiving day on October 2, 2016.
The attack by the killing squad Agazi which was supported by helicopter from the air has left at least 300 civilians dead on the spot and thousands wounded and has been taken to hospitals in Bishoftu and Addis Ababa, 40 km away from the place of mass murder took place. According the HRLHA informants from the place, the dead bodies were everywhere on the ground around the Hora Arsadi, the area of the irrecha festival
The October 2, 2016 mass murder would be one of the highest tolls for a single day in Oromia since 10 months the Oromo protest has begun in November 2015
The HRLHA calls on the world governments and donor organizations to condemn the barbaric acts of government sponsored killing squad Agazi force against Oromo civilians and put pressure on the TPLF/EPRDF government to allow swiftly neutral body to investigate this horrific action of this dictatorial government sponcered killing squads..
The HRLHA will continue updating the fast growing number of the victims from around the area.
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