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Oromia Support Group (OSG) Report 52 (July 2020) : Pogrom against Oromo intensifies July 23, 2020

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They demand to know where the OLF are. If you say you don’t know, they shoot you. If you complain, they shoot you. If you move, they shoot you.

Wallega resident reporting to OSG Australia, May 2020.

Hachalu Hundessa is assassinated; large numbers killed in Oromia;
Policitians arrested; Oromo refugees forcibly taken from Djibouti



The most popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa, was shot dead around 9.30 p.m. on Monday 29 June.
Hachalu’s songs and performances were decisive in the success of the Oromo student demonstrations of 2014 to 2016, which eventually helped to put Abiy Ahmed in power in 2018. Although Hachalu distanced himself from the OLF, he remained a staunch defender of Oromo rights.
He received death threats from Pan-Ethiopian Nationalists after he claimed the victory of the Oromo student movement had been hijacked by the ‘followers of Menelik.’

Thousands of people gathered at Tirunesh Beijing General Hospital, where he was taken, and police used tear gas to disperse the crowd, who began setting fire to tyres. Gunfire was heard elsewhere in the capital. Next day, the BBC reported that OMN’s Jawar Mohammed, now a member of the Oromo Federalist Congress, was arrested when he and his followers were
trying to prevent Hachalu’s coffin being taken to Ambo. Eventually, the coffin was taken by helicopter to Ambo, where it was said to have arrived in a damaged condition.
Demonstrations in many places were met with live ammunition. Two were killed in Chiro, W Hararge. Five (nine according to Wikipedia) were shot dead in Adama, E Showa. According to OSG sources, between 80 and 100 were killed in protests across Oromia Region. Internet access was closed for most of Ethiopia.
At Hachalu’s funeral on 2 July, soldiers opened fire on the the crowd in Ambo, which included farmers who arrived on horseback, killing 41.
Internet access was closed in many parts of Ethiopia so information was limited. However, telephone reports of large numbers of killed and injured were being received as this report is going to press.
OLF top officials Dr Shigut Geleta, Mikael Boran and Kenasa Ayana (see pp.6-7) were taken into custody again at 2.00 p.m., 3 July. OMN and ONN are shut down. A huge deployment of troops across Oromia is beating and arresting thousands of Oromo – 4 July 2020.

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Related from the Oromian Economist social medial sources:

Daa’ima ganna 4 gaafa Haacaaluu ajjefamee magaala Gindhiir waraana nafxanyaa Abiyot Minilikiin rasaasan dhahame.. 4 year old child was shot and killed by Ethiopia’s military forces, in Gindhir, Bale Oromia.

Namoota Magaalaa Amboo rasaasa Waraana Mootummaa Humna Addaa Oromiyaa fi Raayyaa Ittisa Biyyaa rukutaman muraasa.

Maqaa guutuu

1. Habtamu Kumela Rika

2 Hirpha Chala

3 Tariku Tesema Lula

4 Bona Bekele

5 Biruk Tadese

6 Misgana Eshete

7 Unatu Dabasu

8 Yerosan Lemi Kefeni

9 Ashabir Tesfaye

10 Dinaol Kebede

11 Balayi Wakesa Geleta

12 Sisayi Dejene

13 Tesfaye Teshome

14 Alami Dhinsa

15 Milkiyas Mitiku

16 Lemi Bekele Deba

17 Sisayi Milkesa

18 Gashaw Kebede Kefeni

19 Abebe Gabisa

20 Tashoomaa qaabataa

21 Alemu Bekele

22 Bersisa Desta

23 Lema Bekele

24 Adisu Ulfata

25 Keranso Debela

26 Sisay tesfaye

27 Abera Degaga

28 Hirko Lechisa

29 Moti Bedasa

30 Dejene Bekele

31 Teshale Zenebe

32 Elias teshome

33 Sisay tesfaye

34 Gemechu Mengistu

35.Ashuu Tsagaayee

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