Archive | April 28, 2016

Ethiopian Prosecutors Charge Oromo Opposition Leaders under Anti-Terrorism Proclamation

OFC-ISG Press Release No. 4  |   April 27, 2016 On April 22, 2016, federal Ethiopian prosecutors charged 22 individuals, including Mr. Bekele Gerba, First Secretary-General of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) with violations of various articles of Ethiopia’s notorious Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). The charges include – but are not limited to – alleged communication with […]

Klobuchar, Franken Condemn Ethiopia’s Lethal Violence Against Protesters

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2016 Contact: Colin Milligan (Klobuchar), 202-228-6317 Michael Dale-Stein (Franken), 202-224-2916 The bipartisan resolution calls for the Secretary of State to conduct a review of U.S. security assistance to Ethiopia in light of allegations that Ethiopian security forces have killed civilians;it also calls upon the government of Ethiopia to halt violent […]

#OromoProtests, April 28, 2016

Ebla 28, 2016 ykn 20/08/2008 ALH SALAALEE, YAAYYAA GULALEE ‪#‎FXG‬ aanaa Yaayyaa Gulallee ti wal qabatee adeemaa jiru itti fufee hardha gannama sa’aa 1.30 irraa kaasee ummatni mormii isaa itti fufuun ijoollee isaa kan hidhaman akka gadii lakkifamanii fi ajjeechaa ilmaan Oromoo irratti roga Oromiyaa mara keessatti gaggeeffamu akka dhaabatuu fi waraanni mootummaa TPLF Oromiyaa […]

Ethiopia hands dissident 9-year jail term

(Financial Times) — An Ethiopian court has handed down a nine-year jail sentence to a leading dissident from the restive region where the government has leased vast tracts of land to foreign investors. Okello Akway Ochalla had been in exile for a decade when he was seized by South Sudanese security agents in a hotel […]

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