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UN: Ethiopia: UN experts call for international commission to help investigate systematic violence against protesters. #OromoProtests October 10, 2016

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Ethiopia: UN experts call for international commission to help investigate systematic violence against protesters

GENEVA (10 October 2016) –United Nations human rights experts today urged the Ethiopian authorities to end their violent crackdown on peaceful protests, which has reportedly led to the death of over 600 people since November 2015. They further called on the Government to allow an international commission of inquiry to investigate the protests and the violence used against peaceful demonstrators.

“We are outraged at the alarming allegations of mass killings, thousands of injuries, tens of thousands of arrests and hundreds of enforced disappearances,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances and on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. “We are also extremely concerned by numerous reports that those arrested had faced torture and ill-treatment in military detention centres.”

“In light of the lack of progress in investigating the systematic violence against protesters, we urge the Ethiopian Government to allow an international independent commission to assist in shedding light on these allegations,” they stated.

The human rights experts highlighted in particular the 2 October events in Oromia, where 55 people were killed in a stampede.

“The deaths in the Oromia region last weekend are only the latest in a long string of incidents where the authorities’ use of excessive force has led to mass deaths,” Mr. Kiai said noting that peaceful protests in the Ahmara and Konso Wereda regions have also been met with violence from authorities.

“The scale of this violence and the shocking number of deaths make it clear that this is a calculated campaign to eliminate opposition movements and silence dissenting voices,” he added.

The UN Special Rapporteurs voiced particular concern over the use of national security provisions and counterterrorism legislation – the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation 652/2009 – to target individuals exercising their rights to peaceful assembly.

“This law authorises the use of unrestrained force against suspects and pre-trial detention of up to four months,” Ms. Callamard noted while warning that many of the killings could amount to extrajudicial executions. “Whenever the principles of necessity and proportionality are not respected in the context of crowd control, any death caused by law enforcement officials is considered an extrajudicial execution,” she stressed.

The Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances urged the authorities to immediately disclose the whereabouts of those disappeared and emphasized that” all allegations of enforced disappearances must be thoroughly and independently investigated and perpetrators held accountable”.

Ethiopia’s current wave of mass protests began in the Oromia region in November 2015, in response to the Government’s ‘Master Plan’ to expand Addis Ababa’s boundaries, which would lead to the displacement of Oromo farmers. In Konso Wereda, the protests started in mid-December 2015 after the annexation of Konso into the Segen Area Peoples Zone. Protests later spread to other areas of the country, including the Ahmara region.

“Curtailing assembly and association rights is never the answer when there are disagreements in a society; rather, it is a sign of the State’s inability to deal with such disagreements,” Mr Kiai said. “Suffocating dissent only makes things worse, and is likely to lead to further social and political unrest.”

The experts underlined the urgent need to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the violence. A group of UN experts made a similar call* in January 2016, which went unheeded, they noted.

Mr. Kiai, Ms. Callamard and the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances call has been endorsed by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, Victoria Lucia Tauli-corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez and the Chair-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Roland Adjovi.

(*) Check the experts’ January statement: http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16977&LangID=E


The Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the Council’s independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Special Procedures’ experts work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent from any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity. Learn more, log on to: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/Welcomepage.aspx

UN Human Rights, Country Page – Ethiopia:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/AfricaRegion/Pages/ETIndex.aspx

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Human Rights League: Ethiopia: The TPLF/EPRDF Government has declared an official state of emergency in Oromia October 10, 2016

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Ethiopia: The TPLF/EPRDF Government has declared an official state of emergency in  Oromia 


HRLHA Urgent Action

October 9, 2016
Human rights League of the Horn of AfricaThe Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailamariam Dessalegn has informed the public  through the state run TV that a six month state of emergency has been declared as of October 8, 2016 because “the current situation in the country posed a threat against the people of Ethiopia”

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn indicated in  his emergency declaration that the Council of  Ministers  declared the state of  emergency after they discussed the damage caused by protests across the country during the past week.

HRLHA reported in its “Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped” on April 17, 2016 that the Oromia regional State has fallen under the TPLF Security intelligence officer generals’ control when they removed the civil administration and declared unofficial martial law as of Febrary 26, 2016. The recent declaration is designed to legitimize the previuos military administration of TPLF government.


The protests in Oromia regional state, which have continued steadily  since November 2015,   escalated  on October 2, 2016 after many Oromo people were killed by the Agazi force  on the ground supported by helicopter gunships at the Irrecha Festival – which left reportedly at least  600 civilians dead and thousands  wounded.


The Oromo nation  has been under attack since November 2015 when  Oromo protests restarted in West Showa, Ginchi town . The protests  demanded that the Chilimo  forest clearing by land buyers should stop. In response to the peaceful protest against  the land grabs- which included the Addis Ababa Master plan- the TPLF/EPRDF deployed its Killing Squad Agazi force to quell the protests.   In the past   eleven protest months, including the October 2, 2016 Irrecha festival massacre, an estimated 2000 civilians have been killed and several  thousands have been taken to  detention centers.Despite the brutalities committed  against Oromo civilians during the past  eleven months, the international community has not made a concerted response to end the crisis in Oromia.The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa has appealed several  times to the world community , including the UN Human Rights Council, UN Security Council and Donor States such as USA, Canada, UK, Sweden and Norway to put pressure on the government of Ethiopia  to respect the constitution of the country and International human rights standards to solve the political crisis in the country in general and in Oromia regional state in particular.HRLHA is deeply concerned that if International Communities fail in responding to the killings presently taking place in Oromia Regional State as soon as possible , this could lead to a genocide comparable to those in Rwanda (1994), in Yugoslavia (1998) and in Darfur, Sudan (2003).
Therefore, the HRLHA respectfully demands that the International community including the UN Security Council take concrete actions by:

  1. Using its influence to put pressure on the Ethiopian government to respect international human rights, its own promised obligations, as well as domestic and International laws and refrain from its ethnic cleansing and respect the fundamental rights of Oromo Nation
  2. Passing a decision to intervene to stop the killings in Oromia using the mandate of the three pillars of the responsibility to protect, as stipulated in the Outcome Document of the 2005 United Nations World Summit (A/RES/60/1, para. 138-140) and formulated in the Secretary – General’s 2009 Report (A/63/677) on implementing the responsibility to protect :
    1. The State carries the primary responsibility for protecting populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, and their incitement;
    2. The international community has a responsibility to encourage and assist States in fulfilling this responsibility;
    3. The international community has a responsibility to use appropriate diplomatic, humanitarian and other means to protect populations from these crimes. If a State is manifestly failing to protect its populations, the international community must be prepared to take collective action to protect populations, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

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Oromia: Yakka Waraanaa Ummata Oromoo Irratti Gaggeeffama Jiru Ilaalchisuun Ibsa Gamtaa Barattoota Oromoo(Oromo Student Union ) October 10, 2016

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Yakka Waraanaa Ummata Oromoo Irratti Gaggeeffama Jiru Ilaalchisuun Ibsa Gamtaa Barattoota Oromoo(Oromo Student Union )

Yakka ajjeechaa Uummata Oromoo Ayyaanaa Irreechaaf bahee Onkololessaa 2/2016 sirni mootummaa ofiin jedhu Wayyaanee TPLF/EPRDFn rawwatamee lubbuu Ilmaan Oromoo 700 Olii wareegameef gadda guddaa nutti dhagahame. Gochaa  hammeenyaa saba Oromoo irratti fudhatame kanaanis  bakka jirruu hundatti sagalee mormii cimaan ibsacha kan jirruu amma irraa deebi’uun gaddaa keenya diddaa keenya jabeessuun haala waliigala Oromiyaan keessa jirtuu fi Walumaa galatti biyyatti keessa seentee jirtu ilaalchisuun Gamtaan Barattoota Oromoo (Oromo Student Union ) Ibsa gabaabaa qabxii 10 of keessaa qabu ummata Oromoof dabarse

  1. Mootummaan Wayyaanee Uummata Civilii gaaffii mirgaa gaafachaa jiruu irratti erga waraana ifatti bahee media of harkaa qabuun labsee ji’oota 11 lakkoofsisee jıruun addaatti ayyaana İrreechaa Hora Arsadiitti yakka duguuginsa sanyii raawwatameef gaddaa guddaatu nutti dhagaahama, yakki hamaan kun itti yaadamee karooraan uummata Oromoo fixuuf kan rawwaatame waan ta’eef gaddaa guddaa keessa teenyee hanga mirgi uummata Oromoo kabajamee bilisummaan uummata keenyaa mirkanaa’ee mootummaan uummata keenya bakka ba’uu hundeeffamutti sochii warraaqsaa FXG daranuu jabeessuun itti kan fufunu ta’uu hubachiifna!!
  2. Barattootni Oromoo dhaabbilee Barnoota Olaanoo Amma Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Seentanii Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Keessatti argamtaan mooraa Yuunibarsiitii keessa jirtan gadi lakkiftanii akka hin baanee ykn gara Maatiitti deebina jettanii akka hin sochoonee dhaamsaa gadi jabeessuun dabarsina!!.Dhaabbilee barnootaa haala jiruu irraa wayyaaneen iyyuu cufuu waan maltuuf ofii keenyaa dursinee wal harcaafnee mooraa akka hin gadhiifnee irra deebiin hubachiifna!!
  3. Biyyaatti keessatti nuti Barattootni Oromoo Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo waliin taanee Ebla 11 bara 2014 irraa eegallee bifa adda ta’een kabajamuu mirga namummaa, mirgootaa dimookiraasii fı addaatti immoo mirgi ummaata keenya irraa dhalannee mirgi bilisummaa, walabummaa uummata Oromoof nuuf haa kabajamuu jennee karaa nagaa dhıyeeffachuun waggaa sadiif itti fufinsaan sagalee keenya dhageesisaa, iyyaannoo garaagaraa dhiyeeffachaa irraa deeddeebi’uun gaaffii mirgaa dhiyeeffachaa turuun keenyaa fi hanga yoonatti qaamni deebii nuuf kennuu dhabamuu waliin walqabatee warraaqsaa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo waliin ta’uun finiinsaa jirruun sadarkaa uummata Oromoo hundaafi saboota Cunqurfamoo hunda hirmaachiseefi mootummaa abbaa irree qawweetti amanu aangoo irraa buusuu irra geenyee kan jirruufi wareegama ulfaataa uummata keenya waliin kaffaluun biyyatti fı mooraa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo keessatti boqonnaa haarawaa banuun abbaa irreetti xummura gochaa waan jirruuf falmaan bilisummaaf goonuu bakka hundatti daran jabaatee itti fufa!!
  4. Ammas utuu bakka jirruu (Mooraa barnootaa) keessa jirruu hin bittinoofnee bakkuma jirruutti tokkummaa keenya dhiigaaf lafeen ijaarame jabeeffachuun Nuti barattootni Oromoo ilmaan saboota cunqurfamoo fi mirga isaaniif falmachaa jiran of jala hiriirsisuun mootummaa abbaa irree dura dhaabbannee falmaa finiinsaa jirruu daran kan jabeessinuufi hanga mootummaan abbaa irree aangoo irraa gadi bu’uutti warraaqsii jabaatee akka itti fuufu waamicha keenya dabarsina!!
  5. Ammas mootummaan Abbaa irree erga Ayyaanaa İrreechaa Hora arsadeetti waraana banee uummata keenya jumlaan fixee as godinaalee Oromiyaa garaagaraa keessatti ilmaan Oromoo 200 ol guyyaa saafaa dhukaasee ajjeesaa jiraachuun saxilamera, adeemsa kanarraas uummatni keenyaa ilmaan Oromoo hidhannoo hin qabnee fi kanneen mootummaa wayyaanee keessa jıran hidhannoo qaban waliin wal ta’uunii fi Addatti immoo Qeerroon Bijisummaa Oromoo humna ittisa uummataa ta’uun sadarkaa diina uummata fixaa jıruu of irraa ittisuutti seenamee jiraachuun ifaadha. Yakka waraanaa irraatti fulleeffate kana irraa mootummaan wayyaanee yoo yeroon dhaabbatee aangoo gadi lakkisuu baatee adeemsi biyyatti gara waraanatti seenee jiru daran jabaachuun dhumaatii lubbuu miliiyonota booda wayyaaneen kufuun waan hin olleef, mootummaan wayyaanee waraana ummatarratti gaggeessa jiru atattamaan dhaabuun waraannii mooraa waraanaatti akka deebi’uu gadi jabeessuun hubachiifna!!
  6. İlmaan Oromoo fi ilmaan saboota cunqurfamoo biyyatti mooraa waraana wayyaanee keessatti argamtan tarkaanfii waraanaa murna xıqqoo aangoorraa jirtu jirachisuuf jettanii uummata nagaa fixaa jirtan irraa of hubachuun uummata keessan cına akka dhaabbattaniifi aantummaa uummataa akka qabaattaan waamicha dabarsina!!
  7. Hidhamtootni Siyaasaa Oromoo irraa guddaan Barattoota Oromoo barattoota Yuunıbarsıtıı ta’uun beekamaadha kanaafuu yeroo kanatti hıdhamtootni Sıyaasaa Oromoo hundi atattamaan akka hiikaman gadi jabeessuun mootummaa wayyaanee gaafatna!!
  8. Teessoon Parlaamaa mootummaa Wayyaanee diigamuu qaba, caasaan humna tıkaa fi waraanaa faca’uun Mootummaan Ce’umsaa atattaman akka hundeeffamuu gadi jabeessuun gaafatna!!
  9. Mootummaan Naannoo Oromiyaa OPDO nakka sirnattis akka ijaarsattis diigamtee jirti, waajjiirri OPDOs Oromiyaa keessa irree Qeerroon barbadaa’ee jira, kanaafuu ilmaan Oromoo sabboonummaa fi quuqama Oromummaa qabdan bakka jirtan hundatti sochii warraaqsaa gaggeeffama jirutti akka makamtanii dirqama Oromummaa keessani bahattan waamicha keenya dabarsina!!
  10. Yaa Mootummaa Wayyaanee(EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO) nuti gaaffii mirga  sii gaafatne ati waraana nurratti bantee hanga ammaa lubbuu kumootaan lakka’amu ajjeesaa jirta, kumoota dhibboota madeessaa jirta, miliyoonota hiitee ajjeessaa jirta yakka dalagaa jirtuu kun gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa gaafachaa jirruuf deebii ta’uu hin danda’uu gaaffii keenya finiinsuufi mirga keenya falmachuu irraas hin dhaabbannu kanaafuu isa dhumaaf gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa fi bilisummaa saba keenyaa kabachiisuuf warraaqsaa isa dhumaa irraa jiraachuu nı hubachiifna jechuun ibsa qabxii 10 of kessaa qabu dabarsee jira !!

Injifannoon uummata Oromoof!!

Gamtaa Barattoota Oromoo(Oromo Student Unıon /GBO /OSU!!

Onkololeessa 8/2016!!

Finfinnee Oromiyaa!!