Sunday, November 09, 2008

Save the Oromo people (Appeal of Oromo Parlamentarians concerning the new wave of mass arrest of Oromos in Ethiopian empire)

Save the Oromo people
Appeal of Oromo Parlamentarians
concerning the new wave of mass arrest of Oromos in Ethiopian empire

To The International Community

Human right organizations

All Concerned bodies

It is the high time for all the concerned body to interfere in the gross human right violation of Oromo from all walks of life and secure their constitutional freedom. As of 30/10/2008 the TPLF led Ethiopian government has put under unlawful detention more than 100 Oromo’s of different background in different cities of Oromiya including in the capital city under the notorious pretext of supporting the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). The list we have yet received includes

1. Mr. Baqale Jirata ,General Secretary of (OFDM)Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement, Registered legal political Organization.

2. Mr. Ishetu Kitil, Owner of Hawwii Hotel

3. Mr. Asafa Dibaba, Lecturer of Afan Oromo at Addis Ababa University

4. Mrs.Lelise Wodajo, Wife of journalist Dhabessa Waqjira

5. Mr. Kebede Borena, Manager of Hilton Hotel , Addis Ababa

6. Mr. Dasta Kitili, Brother of Mr.Ishetu Kitili

7. Mr. Worqina, Teacher in Dambidollo school

8. Mr. Namoomsa Warqina, Teacher in Bakejama school

9. Mr. Geetahun, From Wollega University

10. Mr. Belay Korme, From Neqemte Hospital pharmacy

11. Mr. Kabade Bulti, Trader

12. Mr. Niguse Dhaba

13. Mr. Fiqadu Jalqaba, College student

14. Mr. Baqale Negeri

15. Mr. Dejene Dhaba, Trader

From Manasibu and Qiltu karra district the following Oromo’s were imprisoned for the same allegation

16. Mr. Qajela Abdata from Mandi town, member of OFDM imprisoned from 1997- 2003 and in 2005 and now for the third term.

17. Mr. Tokkon Mardasaa, Member of OFDM and imprisoned in 2005 , tortured to the level of disability and confiscated his property

18. Mr. Bulti Jalata, OFDM member imprisoned in 2005,tortured to the level of disability and confiscated his property.

This is only part of the list and the imprisonment is still going on in all Oromia Zones especially in Finfinne ( Addis Ababa ),Baddannoo, Burqaa, Kurfaa, Calle, Gurawwaan,Mettaa, Geedoo, Neqemte, Finca’a.

Accordingly we call up on International Community, European Parliament, European Commission, USA, AU, UK and the human right groups Amnesty International, Human Right Watch, International Red Cross, UNPO, UNHCR and all the concerned body to speak up on the injustice carried against the Oromo people for being Oromo alone by the Meles Zenawi government

Oomo Parliamentarians Council

Nov 8. / 2008


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