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Finally I am #free YassinJuma: Kenya Journalist Yassin Juma after he was released from Ethiopian prison he wrote this letter while in the hospital fighting COVID! August 24, 2020

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Yassin Juma, Independent Journalist,Filmmaker,Fixer, Media-Consultant


I, Kenyan Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker Yassin Juma would like to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude to the Oromo community in Africa and the Diaspora for the support extended to me while I was incarcerated.

This is also to confirm that I have been released from detention and I’m currently under isolation at a Covid-19 government facility in Finfine.

According to a statement by the Ethiopian government the reason for my release after horrendous and endless 48 days (and a re-arrest) was that they realised I had been “wrongfully detained” because of “Language barrier”.

I was touched when I called my family for the first time in 50 days and they all again and again would mention the support extended by numerous Oromo people who called from the diaspora or visited them at the family home in Nairobi to find out how they were doing. That really touched me. I can’t thank you enough. I needed that support while in detention as I was overwhelmed by responsibilities taking care of a large extended family, a paralysed hospitalised brother’s medical bills and two orphans. You made it easier for them by having my back and holding their hands.

I cant talk much as am still in Ethiopia and all my focus is exerted on my current battle i.e fighting Corona. Kindly remember me in your prayers. The Oromo community offered 4 brilliant Lawyers to represent me in court at zero fee. I cannot thank you enough for this selfless act. Many thanks to Lawyer Kedir Bolli, Lawyer Abdelatef Elemo and the rest of the team. Lawyer Kedir, a formidable lawyer, would always say this before our court proceedings….”Rabbi Jira,” and yes indeed Rabbi Jira!I also have a message sent to the Oromo community from the detainees I left behind which I will officially share with you once once I’m back on social media.


Yassin Juma, Kenyan Journalist

Partial list of Oromo nationals murdered by Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Ali’s security forces since 17 August 2020 August 24, 2020

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Partial list Oromo nationals murdered by Ethiopia’s fascist dictator, PM Abiy Ahmed Ali’s military forces just in one week, 15-23 August 2020.

Awash Post: Abiy’s security forces brutally murdered over 100 innocent civilians within days. Many have sustained bullet injuries and some of them may not survive. Sheiks, children and teachers were victims of cold-blooded murder. Those people were not armed and did no harm to anybody (property).Abiy has sworn to silence and suppress Oromos using AK47. Literally, Oromia is under siege. Though horrified and traumatized by Aby’s actions, Oromos’ determination and spirit to end another round of oppression and injustice are stronger than ever before.

Ajjeechaan Oromoo irratti raawwatame madaallii kamiinuu suukkaneessaadha. Xiqqaa fi guddaan, sheekaa fi barsiisaan hin hafne. Ijoollee woggaa 10 odoo hin hafin mataa dhayaa kuffisan. Garajabeenna seenaan hin dagannetu humna Abiyyi bobbaaseen Oromoo irratti raawwatame.Amma, gummaa kan du’ee baasuun, isa hidhame hiiksisuun dirqama Oromoo hundaati. Aaarsaa dabalataas yoo kan nu kaffalchiisu ta’e, dhiigni dhangala’e bu’aa malee akka hin hafne godhuuf, qabsoo sabaa sadarkaa itti aanutti ceesisuuf qabsoo keessaa fi alaan finiisuudha falli.~ Nesru Hassen


The Africa Optics: Sheik Omar and his wife were killed at their home by government security forces. Their three-months old infant who sustained an injury at the time also died the next day.

Red Terror again! Inhuman criminal Terror Killings are currently taking place in Oromiyaa. Youngsters are taken out of prison and their homes and summarily executed. Examples are that in Ijaajjii West, Muneessaa South and Dirree Xayyaaraa East. Dirribaa Ingidaa, Baaburee Magarsaa, and Bayyaan Alii respectively were reported as taken out and killed summarily and thrown into the wilderness and refused honorable burial. These are samples of hundreds of victims of terror being reported. Red terror of 70s we experienced was between two parties, Darg and cronies they named Red on one part and EPRP they called White. The present one is Government Colorless Terrorist, against Oromo people. It is typical genocide. War that started in the last two years led by Kolonel Abiy and supported by Nafxanyaa system hopefuls is now escalating to an extent that soon great ratio of Oromo population is going to be wiped out and chaos reign. The government is now managed by amateur incapable for pacifying the situation but can kill without distinguishing, age, gender and health situations. Rape and arsenal are rampant. In self-defense Oromo have launched peaceful protest, which is being met by life bullet. That discredits peaceful struggle and may push many to armed struggle for survival. All peace-loving people have to rally for help. Send to the world in writing, audio and pictures what is going on under Abiy. In that way you can make stop to extinction of a civilization. Oromiyaan haa jiraattu! ~ Ibsaa Guutama