Archive | December 19, 2015

At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests: HRW

(MSN) –At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday. “Police and military forces have fired on demonstrations, killing at least 75 protesters and wounding many others, according to activists,” HRW said in a statement. There […]

Terror reigns at AAU as dozens of female Oromo students get arrested

(FB – Solomon Ungashe) — Police arrest “large” number of female Addis Ababa Uniersity Oromo students from Sidist Killo campus today according to a voicemail, I received from a reliable friend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The girls were savagely beaten according to the report. Among those severely beaten and arrested is a disabled young lady […]

ARDUF condemns the Brutal Crimes of TPLF/EPRDF

ARDUF STATEMENT ARDUF condemns in the strongest terms possible the brutal mass murder purportedly of Oromo pupils of Elementary, Secondary and Universities in four corners of Oromo Region by TPLF/EPRDF ruled tyrannical repressive regime. We, ARDUF, express our sincere condolences and sympathy particularly to the families of the victims and people of Oromo Region and […]

GAMBELLA PEOPLE’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT (GPLM)

PRESS RELEASE It is with great sadness that we have to witness the killing and massacre of unarmed civilians by the EPRDF forces once again in Ethiopia. The GPLM strongly condemns this heinous atrocity committed by the Ethiopian/EPRDF government forces against peaceful Oromo students who are protesting within their constitutional rights against the land grabbing […]

Ethiopia: Funerals for protesters following clashes

Watch BBC Video by clicking HERE (BBC News) — Funerals have taken place across Ethiopia’s Oromia region after weeks of clashes between security forces and protesters. There is opposition to government plans to expand Addis Ababa. Members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have been demonstrating against plans to build on their lands. Alastair […]

Ethiopia: Lethal Force Against Protesters

Military Deployment, Terrorism Rhetoric Risk Escalating Violence (Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces have killed dozens of protesters since November 12, 2015, in Oromia regional state, according to reports from the region. The security forces should stop using excessive lethal force against protesters. Police and military forces have fired on demonstrations, killing at least 75 protesters and […]

‘Stop the killing!’: farmland development scheme sparks fatal clashes in Ethiopia

(The Guardian) — As government plans to build on Oromo farmland around Addis Ababa spark widespread protests, an increasingly brutal crackdown by the government has sparked fears that excessive force may become the norm. William Davison, 18 December The protesters wrapped the two bodies in blankets and plastic sheeting. On top, they placed pieces of […]

The United States Concerned By Clashes in Oromia, Ethiopia

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 18, 2015 The United States is deeply concerned by the recent clashes in the Oromia region of Ethiopia that reportedly have resulted in the deaths of numerous protestors. We greatly regret the deaths that have occurred and express our condolences to the families of […]

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