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Portland march and rally protests killing of students in Ethiopia (video)

Demonstrators march to protest killings in EthiopiaMembers of Portland’s Ethiopian community and others marched from Lloyd Center to the Federal Building downtown on Friday to protest killings in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian government. “We want justice; we demand justice!” the protesters chanted.

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Members of the Portland area’s Ethiopian community marched from Lloyd Center to downtown Portland Friday morning to protest what they said are the brutal killings of students by the Ethiopian government.

The march and rally was organized by the Portland Oromo Community Association and featured scores of people who carried signs, chanted and protested what is going on in Ethiopia.

In a news released, organizers said they hope Portlanders and those living in neighboring cities “be a voice for the voiceless Oromo people.”

According to a report from The Associated Press, at least 11 students have been killed in violent clashes with Ethiopian police in a region that has long been the scene of a secessionist movement, according to the government.

Violence has erupted in a number of university campuses across Oromia state as ethnic Oromo students protest a plan by the central government to expand the capital, Addis Ababa, into parts of Oromia, the government said in a statement late Thursday.

Student protests, which started on April 28, are happening in at least four university campuses in Oromia. The violence appears to be spreading from the campuses into nearby towns, causing serious damage to property. Protesters set fire to a bank, a gas station and some government buildings, according to police.

Oromo, the largest state in Ethiopia, has long had a difficult relationship with the central government in Addis Ababa. A movement has been growing there for independence from Ethiopia and a secessionist group, the Oromo Liberation Front, has been outlawed by the government.

Regional police said in a statement that the students’ protest may have been hijacked by anti-government activists in the region. At least one of the 11 dead students was killed in a bomb blast that also wounded several others, police said in a statement.

“We have established that the violence was not (on) the students’ agenda. As usual, there were some anti-democratic forces behind,” the statement said.

It warned the students about becoming a tool for “outside forces,” but did not name those forces.

– Staff and wire reports

FINFINNEEN WIIRTUU FI QAAMA MURTEESSAA OROMIYAA TI

Oromo Liberation Front 

May 9, 2014

Mootummaan Wayyaanee -Ihaadig Itiyoopiyaa humnaan cafaqee bitaa jiru mirgoota uummati Oromoo qabsoo isaan gonfate haquu itti fufee jira. Kan nama dhibutu mootummichi mirgoota heera biyyattii ogeessota ofiin tolfatee fi maxxanfate keessatti hammataman iyyuu walitti fufiinsaan shrafaa jira. Kaartaan Guddichi (Master Plan) magaalaa Finfinnee hammeenyaan guutame mootummaa aangoo irra jiruun dhiheenya labsame, itti fufa daangaa Oromiyaa cicciruu kan waggoota kurnan lamaa oliif deemaa turee ta’uu nutti agarsiisa. Imaammati tarsiimoo Wayyaanee kan uummata Oromoo lafa isaa irraa buqqisuu fi godaansisuu bara 1991 eegale hanga ammaa hin dhabanne. Kaartaan lafaa Finfinnee haaraa tolfame daangaa maagalota Zoonii Addaa Oromiyaa naannoo sana jiranii dhiibaa jiraachuu isaa dunuunfatanii haaluu fi olola gurra nama duuchu oofuu yaalan iyyuu godinaaleen jedhaman qabatamaatti bulchiinsa Finfinne jala galfamaa jiru.

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FINFINE IS THE CENTRAL AND INTEGRAL PART OF OROMIA

Oromo Liberation Front 

May 9, 2014

The authoritarian regime of TPLF-EPRDF in Ethiopia has continued reversing some rights achieved by the Oromo people’s struggle. Even the regime is continuing violating the rights enshrined in its own constitution of the country that has been worked out by its own experts. The wicked Master Plan of Addis Ababa that was declared recently by the incumbent regime is unfolding the continuation of dismembering Oromia state that has been underway since the last two decades. Beginning from 1991, TPLF’s strategic policy of eviction and displacement of Oromo from their ancestral land is unabated. Despite deafening propaganda and denials of the Integrated Master Plan’s infringing of the borders of Special Zones around Finfinne (Addis Abeba), the said Zones are already under Finfinne Administration practically.

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Ummatni Oromoo fi dargaggootni Oromoo addatti ammo barattootnii University, Kolejotaa fi Manneen barnootaa sadarkaa tokkoffaa fi Lammaffaa torbanoota lamaan darbe gaaffii sirna fi seeraa Mootummaan Oromiyaa akka deebisuu fi mirga abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo gaafataa turre.
Haa tahu malee gaaffii keenyaaf deebiin mootummaa human Polisa Federalaa biyyattiin qabdu hidhannoo guutuu waliinii fi waraana Agazii dargaggota, barattootaa fi ummata harka qullaa irratti bobbaasuun Oromiyaa guutuu dirree waraanaa godhee lubbuun namaa hedduu fi qabeenyi barbadaawee jira. Gaaffiin keenya gaaffii mirgaa fi seera qabeessaa waan taheef:

 

  1. Ummatni fi barattootni kumaan lakkaawaman kan mana hidhaa haaraa bakka bakkatti Polisi Federalaa bane keessatti dararamaa jiran hatattamaan akka gadi lakkifaman. Galmeen hidhamtootaa kumaan lakkaawamu kunis Ummta Oromoo fi addunyaaf ifa akka tahu.
  2. Kanneen Barattotaa fi Ummata Oromoo nagaa meeshaa baraneen bakka bakkatti ajjeefaman kudhanootaan lakkaawaman ajjeesan fi akkataa itti ajjeefaman Qaama Walaba Tahe Mootummoota Gamtoomaniin utubameen akka qoratamanii fi seeratti akka dhihaatan.
  3. Hidhamtootni Siyaasaa biyyatti guutuu keessa waggaa 23 darban
    hidhaa keessatti murtii kijibaan fi murtii malee dararamaa jiran hundi haal duree tokko malee akka gadi lakkifaman.
  4. Polisni Federalaa fi waraanni mootummaa Federalaa naatoo tokko malee irra deddeebi’ee ummata Oromoo fi ummatoota biro mirga isaanii nagaan gaafatan rashanaa jiru Oromiyaa keessaa hatattamaan akka gadi lakkisee bahu.
  5. Poolisnii fi Dabballootni Wayyanneen/EPRDF University, Kolejotaa fi Manneen barnootaa keessaa akka gadi lakkifamanii fi mooraan barnootaa hundi siyaasaa partii EPRDF fi tikaa fi Poolisa irraa bilisa akka tahu.
  6. Oromiyaa Guutuu Keessatti Ummata Oromoo lafa irraa buqqisuun akka hatattamaan dhaabbatu fi kanneen buqqifamaniif beenyaan akka baafamu
  7. Mirgi Hiree Murteeffannaan Ummata Oromoo akka kabajamu
  8. Qabsoon Bilisumma Oromoo fi sochiin gaaffii mirgaa Qeerroon
    gaggeeffamu nagaan kan gaggeeffamuu fi nagaan mirga falamtuu tahuu mirkaneessina. Qabsoo karaa nagaa gaggeessinu kanaaf deebii karaa nagaa akka nuuf kennamu gadi jabeessinee gaafatna.
  9. Qabsoon keenya fi sochiiin nagaan godhamu kun ummata nagaa saba kamuu, lammii kamuu fi nam tokkeenis tahe gurmuun kan nagaan hojjatatee bahee galu ykn qabeenya isaa kan target godhate miti. Gaffiin keenya sirna cunqursaa fi gaaffiilee mirga ummata Oromoo fi hegeree jireeneya keenya kan ilaalan akka deebii argatan qofaa dha. Kanneen maqaa keenaan ummata biraa irratti duulaa fi doorsisa godhan ni mormina.
  10. Gaaffiilee keenyas barnoota keenya barataa ummata keenya waliin nagaan akka deebii argatan sochii keenya itti fufaa hanga gaaffiin keenya deebii gahaa argatan kan hin dhaabbatne tahuu mirkaneessina
  11. Sochiin keenya fi gaaffiin keenya kan haqaa waan tahaniif humni Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo caasaa isaa guutummaa Oromiyaa keessatti diriirfatee sochii kana adda durummaan erga gaggeessuu eegalee waggoota lama gahee jira. Ummanni Oromoo Oromiyaa keessa fi biyya alaa  jiru ofitti simatee deggersa nuu taasisaa jiruuf guddoo galateeffatna. Gama biraan ammo humnoonnii  fi namoonni dhuunfaan sochii warraaqsaa Oromiyaa keessatti finiinee ol bahe kana gaaffii haqaati jechaa gama tokkoon ammo sochiin biyya keessaa hogganummaa hin qabu jechuun qindoominaa fi bilchina dhalooti ammaa irra gahee sochii FDG Oromoo kana gadi xiqqeesuun sochii hogganaa fi qindoomina kan hin qabne fakkeessuun warri dhiheessuu  barbaaddan doggoggora kana irraa of ittiftanii dargaggoonni humnaa fi dandeettii sochii kana qindeessuu qabaachuu keenya bartanii akka nu cinaa dhaabbattan waamicha isinii goona. Kana malees nagaa jallattootni fi kannen mirga ilma namaa kabajan hundi akka nu cinaa dhaabbatan waamicha keenya gadi jabeessinee dabarfatna
  12. Ilmaan Oromoo waraana mootummaa , Poolisa Federala, hidhattootaa gandaa fi poolisni Oromiya obbolaa keessan irratti dhukaasuu keessaa akka dhaabbattan fi yoo waamicha kana diddan seenaa fi seerri akka isin gaafatu hubachiifna.
  13. Waraana, Poolisa Federalaa fi tika mootummaa Fedralaa keessa kan jirtan hundi ummata nagaa fi barattoota da’aimman irratti dhukaasuu akka irraa dhaabbattan gadi jabeessinee gaaftna. Seenaa fi seeraan akka itti gafatamuufdeemtan hubachiifna

 

Ka’i Qeerroo!!

Qabsoon Hanga galii isaa gahu Itti Fufa!

 

Qeerroo Bilisummaa

Caamsaa 9, 2014

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Killings in Ethiopia outrage Minnesota’s Oromo community

Secretary of State John Kerry meeting nurses and workers
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Secretary of State John Kerry meeting nurses and workers during a visit to the Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on May 1.

Members of Minnesota’s Oromo community plan to rally Friday in St. Paul and are calling for a hunger strike to mourn the deaths of student demonstrators gunned down last week by Ethiopian security forces in Addis Ababa.

Oromo students and others in Ethiopia have been protesting since April 26 a plan to develop the capital Addis Ababa, saying the proposal will displace farmers in the city outskirts, erase significant landmarks and dismantle the rich culture and identity of the ethnic Oromo people. Because the Oromia region surrounds Addis Ababa, an expansion of the city will mean a further blow to the region and its people, who have been marginalized for decades, they say.

Addis Ababa city officials argue the plan will develop and improve the city — one of the fastest growing cities in Africa — and its surrounding suburbs.

Thousands of people, mostly university students, took their anger and frustration to the streets of Addis Ababa to express their disapproval of the plan unveiled in April. The ongoing demonstration erupted in violence May 1, the day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Ethiopia as part of a tour of Africa.

There are conflicting reports about casualties, with government officials saying the death toll has grown to 11 and witnesses counting nearly 50 dead.

Hassen Hussein, an assistant professor at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a longtime Oromo community activist, said in an interview Thursday that the regime has killed more than 75 demonstrators and wounded up to 200.

Whatever the case, Nasser Mussa, a Minneapolis Oromo-American activist, noted that the demonstrators have been peaceful and were attempting to exercise freedom of expression and demanding their rights.

“Killing unarmed protesters is unacceptable and should not be tolerated,” Mussa said. “The Ethiopian government says they are democratic, but they have been doing undemocratic things for years, including the killing of innocent people and committing other serious human rights abuses.

“The current situation there is making me feel terrible,” said Mussa of the unfolding political tensions and violence in Ethiopia. “Those killed are like brothers and sisters to me.”

Friday protest at state Capitol

Members of the Oromo community in Minnesota will assemble Friday outside the state Capitol to call attention to the killings and condemn the Ethiopian regime. At the rally, which will run Friday to Sunday, demonstrators plan a hunger strike and a 24-hour vigil.

Hassen Hussein

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Hassen Hussein

“Although experience of oppression at the hands of the Ethiopian government is not new to the Oromo population in the Twin Cities, nothing in my recent memory has moved the community as much as the killings of peaceful protesters these past two weeks throughout the vast Oromia region,” said Hussein.

An estimated 40,000 Oromos live in Minnesota, the largest concentration outside Ethiopia. Hussein, who is organizing the protest, and other demonstrators hope the event will raise awareness.

“The regime is a strong ally of the United States,” Hussein said. “We want the U.S. government to reconsider its policies.”

The United States provided the Ethiopian government more than $135 million for humanitarian aid this year. Hussein and Mussa said that aid isn’t used to assist vulnerable populations. Instead, they said, it’s used for human-rights abuses.

“We need to stop our tax dollars from killing innocent people, our children,” Mussa said. “We need to hold the Ethiopian government accountable for what they’re doing.”

Human-rights abuses

According to a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of State, the most common human-rights abuses Ethiopian forces commit include suppressing freedom of expression, harassment and intimidating journalists and politicians. The report added:

Nasser Mussa

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Nasser Mussa

The East African country has more than 80 ethnic groups, according to the report. It has a federal-government system, with its boundaries generally divided into ethnic groups. Likewise, its political parties largely remain ethnically segregated. Other human rights problems included arbitrary killings; allegations of torture, beating, abuse, and mistreatment of detainees by security forces; reports of harsh and, at times, life-threatening prison conditions; arbitrary arrest and detention; detention without charge and lengthy pretrial detention; a weak, overburdened judiciary subject to political influence; infringement on citizens’ privacy rights, including illegal searches; restrictions on academic freedom; restrictions on freedom of assembly, association, and movement; alleged interference in religious affairs; limits on citizens’ ability to change their government; violence and societal discrimination against women and abuse of children; trafficking in persons; societal discrimination against persons with disabilities.

The Oromo ethnic group makes up about 40 percent of Ethiopia’s 94 million people, the largest ethnic group in the country.


BBC World News report on the Oromo protests.

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May 9, 2014 from 9:45 – 11:00 @ Place des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Hawaasni Oromoo Switzerland Hiriira Mormii guyyaa Jimaataa 09.05.2014 ganama sa’a 9:45 irraa kaasee hamma sa’a 11:00 tti Place des Nations(biiroollee UNO fuundura tti) waan gaggaaffatuuf lammiiwwan Oromoo fi firootni Oromoo Switzerland fi naannoo jiraattan hundi Hiriira kana irra tti argamtanii ajjeechaa fi hidhaa baratoota Oromoo akka waliin balaaleffannu kabajaan isin gaafanna!

Koottaa, iyyinee iyya uummata keenyaa addunyaa haa dhageessifnu! Isa ajjeefamaa, hidhamaa, reebamaa fi saamamaa jiruuf gadda keenya haa ibsinu! Gaaffiin Barattoota Oromoo kaasaa jiran gaafii keenyas ta’uu adunyaa tti haa muldhisnu! Gaafii mirgaa uumata Oromoof deebiin ajjeechaa fi hidhaa ta’uu akka hin qabne dhimma ilaalu tti haa iyyatnu! Hidhaa, ajjeechaa fi saamicha mootummaa abbaa Irree Itiyoophiyaa ilmaan Oromoorra geessisaa jiru haa balaaleffannu! Uummata keenyaaf haa dirmannu! Dirqama lammummaa haa baanu!

Yoo dandayame uffata gurraacha uffannee haa dhufnu! 

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OMN: Oduu Reefu Nu Gahe (Breaking News) Caamsaa 7, 2014

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Demonstrators arrested, beaten and shot dead

At least 16 peaceful student demonstrators were shot dead by the Agazi, Ethiopia’s riot police, between 28 April and 1 May. Protests against the planned extension of Addis Ababa city administration, which would evict thousands of farmers and split Oromia Region in two, were met with live ammunition and indiscriminate beating.

Several killings were in Ambo, where 27,000 reportedly took to the streets, but demonstrations were also met with violence in Guder, Adama, Dire Dawa, Robe, Jimma, Metu, Nekemt, Gimbi and Dembi Dollo – high schools and universities in central, east and west Oromia Region.

Sources claimed 25 – 50 were killed. At least seven were confirmed dead in Ambo alone. Many were badly injured and hundreds were taken from streets and university campuses to places of detention, where protestors and opposition party supporters are routinely tortured and raped.

Names of confirmed dead, injured or detained are given overleaf. Those killed include Endale Desalegn (Temesgen), and Tasfaye Gashe,  both ninth grade students in Ambo.

Individuals in the UK are requested to write to their MPs, requesting them to ask the Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, and the Minister for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, what the British Government intends to do in response to this latest episode of killing and detaining peaceful demonstrators.

Killed:

 

Ababa Kumsa             Wallega

Abdi Kamal                Guder Junior Secondary School

Abdisa Nagasa           Wallega

Endale Desalegn (or Temesgen) Ambo High School

Falmata Bayecha        Jimma  5th yr Medicine

Galana Adaba            Jimma  3rd yr Governance

Getachew Daraje        Jimma  3rd yr Governence

Getahun Jirata                        Guder Junior Secondary School

Gexe Tafari                Wallega

Gurmu Damxoo         Guder Junior Secondary School

Hussen Umar              Jimma

Israel Habtamu           Jimma

Kumala Guddisa        Guder Junior Secondary School

Tadesse Gashee          Ambo  Liban Macha Junior Secondary School

Tashome Dawit          Wallega

Zabana Barasa                        Jimma  3rd yr Governance (or Oromo Folklore)

 

Injured:

 

Balay Kusa                 Mida Qanyi School                W Showa

Bayisa Obsa                Mida Qanyi School                W Showa

Dararsa Ayana                        Mida Qanyi School                W Showa

 

Adama University students detained and beaten:

Abrahm Makonin Ararso

Abenzari Hagaye Yohannis

Abdala Hussen Julio

Amnu’el Burka Danka

Andu’alam Telahun Alemayo

Ayantu Jalta Misha

Bilisuma Lamii Agaa

Bonsa Badhadha Bati

Bultu Wadaju Bultum

Chala Galan Dabiso

Datamo Fayera Shif

Dane Abo Bushira

Dani’el Admasu Tamsgen

Didaa Ahmed Ibroo

Duni Hussen Walbu

Ebisa Malka Nuruu

Etihafa Tuffa Soraa

Fantale Faru Qarsuu

Fayisa Girma Biranu

Gada Dinqa Bayisa

Humin’esa Miliki Fanta

Ibraham Musa Awal

Ifabas Burisho Nuruu

Iliyas Ishetu Ibsa

Lami Marga Gabru

Lelisa Ayansa Marga

Marga Tuffa kiltu

Magris Banta Sodaa

Muktar Jeyilan Sa’ed

Musxafa Kadir Siraj

Nuho Gudata Irre

Odaa Damis Bonjaa

Shibiru Tariku Falke

Sidise Jara

Tashome Bakele Sabbatichal

Tadalu Mamo Bacha

Takalinyi Ketama Baharu

Tayee Tafara Agaa

Tullu Bonus Tura

Welbuma Ragasa Qalbesa

 

Click here to view the OSG Press Release in .pdf Format: OSG Press Release 7 May 2014

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