Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) Honours the European Union Parliament that it stood up publicly against assaults on Oromo peaceful protesters

Oromo Liberation Front Press Release

On 21st of January all party Groups of European Parliament debated and passed a resolution on the current political situation in Oromia, Ethiopia. Since mid-November 2015 another round of enormous wave of mass protests that started over respect for the right of Oromo People in general and against the expansion of the capital Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) that triggered more to be demanded on the basic fundamental and democratic rights that have been supressed for the last century and half. Instead of looking for the solution the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF/EPRDF) led Ethiopian government declared war on the Oromo people and deployed its terrorizing special force (Agazi), the military and the federal police against peaceful Oromo demonstrators and the public at large. In doing so, it put Oromia under martial law tantamount to declaration of a state of emergency. The deployed forces have wantonly killed more than 180 people and wounded hundreds and detained thousands of Oromo farmers, students, teachers, merchants and government employees, including the medical staff trying to treat the overwhelming numbers of the brutalized mass.

Today Oromo nationals from all walks of life – farmers, students, teachers, business persons, entrepreneurs, government employees, engineers, medical doctors, youths, elderly, men, women, children etc. all over Oromia are indiscriminately subjected to brutal tortures, ill treatments and very harsh prison situations by the TPLF/EPRDF government of Ethiopia. Despite all these, the protest and popular defiance is still on-going demanding the fundamental Oromo right to self-determination to be respected and its occupation force to leave Oromia.

Oromo Liberation Front appreciates that the EU parliamentarian for its resolution condemning the TPLF government’s use of violence by the security forces and the increased number of cases of human rights violations in Ethiopia. It also called for a credible, transparent and independent investigation into the killings. However those voices cannot be encapsulated in a single resolution until it results to a meaningful policy change on aid and diplomacy of European Union and its member states to Ethiopia.

The EU has called on the government to stop the harassment of the people, opposition and civil society organizations, and to carry out a permanent and inclusive dialogue with the opposition to implement democratic provisions in practice. Here we note that there is still a missing voice what the protestors are demanding the regime to hand over the state power to peoples in Ethiopia and for a mechanism that ends century old brutal system. The majority of Ethiopian peoples and the Oromo in particular have been living in fear under a very harsh suppression with little hope of freedom and stable life in the near future. For most peoples in Ethiopia, the country has literally been turned into unofficial and open prison. People from all walks of life, age group and gender have been victimized. Although the victims have been multiple and various, the pretext in all cases has been one and the same – to be suspected of being either a member or a supporter of liberation organisations, opposition political parties and simply for not supporting its policies. Consequently change of the government and working for transitional order that respects the right of peoples and democratic rights is not a choice but indispensable.

OLF calls for EU and its member states with other democratic governments to play important role at the national, regional and international levels, in the promotion and protection of human rights by assisting the demand of the Oromo People and other peoples in Ethiopia for fundamental change.

The OLF also reminds the Oromo to step up their struggle for end to century old oppressive system and also call other peoples too to join the Oromo protest for fundamental change.

Victory to the Oromo People !

Oromo Liberation Front

January 22, 2016


asxaa_oromoAddi Bilisummaa Oromoo(ABOn) Tarkaanfii Hammeenyaa Ilmaan Oromoo Hiriira Bahan irratti Fudhatame Mormuun Murtii Paarlaamaan Awrooppaa Fudhate Ni Dinqisiifata

Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo

Gareeleen Paarlaamaa Awrooppaa hundumtuu Amajjii 21 haala siyaasaa Oromiyaa, Itoophiyaa keessaa irratti erga mari’atanii booda murtii dabarsanii jiru.

Walakkeessa baatii Sadaasaa 2015 irraa kaasee hiriirri mormii bal’aa fi jabaan akka waliigalaatti kabajamuu mirga ummata Oromootiif addatti ammoo Karoora Maaster Pilaanii Finfinnee dura dhaabbachuudhaan gaggeeffamee mirga hiree murteeffannaa Oromoo bu’uuraa fi dimokraasii ummanni Oromoo jaarraa tokkoo fi walakkaa oliif sarbame gaafatu adeemaa jira.

Mootummaan Itoophiyaa Adda Bilisummaa Ummata Tigraay (TPLF/EPRDF)’n durfamu furmaata barbaaduu mannaa, ummata Oromoorratti lola labsuudhaanii fi humna addaa shoororkeessaa tahe (Agaazii jedhuun), waraanaa fi poolisa federaalaa Oromoota hiriira bahanii fi waligalaa ummta irratti bobbaase. Akkanaanis Oromiyaa seera bulchiinsa waraanaa kan labsii yeroo hatattamaatiin qixa tahe jala galche. Humnoonni mootummaadhaan bobbaafamanis gara-jabinaan lammiilee 180 ol ajjeesuun kan dhibbootaan lakkaawaman ammoo madeessan. Kana malees ilmaan Oromoo qonnaan-bultoota, barattoota, barsiisota, daldaltootaa fi ogeeyyii fayyaa ummata miidhaaf saaxilame waldhaanuuf yaalan dabalatee hojjettoota mootummaa kumoota hedduu hidhaatti guuran.

Har’aan tana lammiileen Oromoo kutaalee hawaasaa hunda irraa tahan qotattoonni, barattoonni, barsiisonni, daldaltoonni, abbootiin qabeenyaa, hojjettoonni mootummaa, Injiinaroonni, ogeeyyiin fayyaa, ka’imman, maguddoonni, dhiiraa-dubartoonni, daa’immanii fi kkf. hundi isaanii guutummaa Oromiyaa keessatti mootummaa Itoophiyaa TPLF/EPDRFn, toorcharii hamaa, dhiittaan mirgaa suukanneessaa fi dararaan gara-jabinaa mana hidhaa keessatti irra gahaa jira.

Kuni hundumtuu raawwatamus hiriirri mormii fi sochiin diddaa ummataa mirgi bu’uuraa ummanni Oromoo hiree isaa murteeffachuudhaaf qabu akka kabajamuu fi humnoonni weerartoota mootummaa dachii Oromiyaa gadi dhiisanii akka bahan gaafatu ammallee itti fufee gaggeeffamaa jira.

Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo tarkaanfii humnoota tikaatiin mootummaan TPLF fudhatee fi dhiittaa mirgoota namoomaa Itoophiyaa keessaa akkaan dabalaa jiru balaaleffachuudhaan murtii Paarlaamaan Awrooppaa dabarse ni dinqisiifata. Murtiin Paarlaamaa Awrooppaa kun, ajjeechaa lammiilee irratti raawwatame irratti qorannoon bilisaa fi qabatamaan qaama walaba taheen akka gaggeeffamus gaafata. Haa tahu malee sagaleen mormii ummataa kun hanga imaammanni gamtaan Awrooppaa fi miseensonni gamtichaa dhimma gargaarsaa fi hariiroo dippiloomaasii irratti Itoophiyaa waliin qaban bifa hiika-qabeessa taheen hin jijjiiraminitti murtii dabarfamu tokkichaa akkasiitiin guduunfaa hin argatu.

Gamtaan Awrooppaa mootummaan Itoophiyaa ummatoota biyyattii, mormitootaa fi dhaabbilee hawaasa siviilii hiraarsuu akka dhaabu, dimokraasii dhugaa qabatamaan hojii irra oolchuu fi mormitoota waliin marii dhaabbataa fi hunda hirmaachise akka gaggeessu gaafateera. As irratti wanti hubachiisuu barbaadnu amma iyyuu dhageettii waakkatamee jiraachuu yoo tahu, gaaffiin lammiileen hiriira bahuudhaan gaafataa jiran sirnichi aangoo isaa Ummatoota Itoophiyaatti dabarsee akka kennuu fi sirna hacuuccaa jaarraa lakkoofsisetti xumura gochuu mirkaneessuu dha.

Ummatni Itoophiyaa harki guddeessi, addatti ammoo ummanni Oromoo haala hacuuccaa hamaa fi suukanneessaa jalatti sodaadhaan liqimfamee abdii bilisummaa fi hegeree jireenya tasgabbaawaa akkaan dhiphaa tahe jala jiraataa ture. Ummatoota Itoophiyaatiif biyyattiin mana hidhaa sirnaan hin beekkamnee fi banaa tahetti jijjiiramteetti. Ummanni roga jireenyaa hunda irraa, umrii fi saalaan odoo hin daangeffamne dararaaf saaxilamaa jiran.

Warreen miidhaaf saaxilaman murnoota hawaasaa adda addaa irraa fi hedduu tahanis himatni hunda irrattuu dhiyaatu wal fakkaataa fi tokkichuma: Deeggartummaa Dhaabbilee Bilisummaaf qabsaawaniitin yookaan Dhaabbilee mormitootaan shakkamuu fi gabaabaadhumatti imaammata mootummaa deeggaruu dhabuu dha.

Waan taheef Itoophiyaa keessatti jijjiirraa mootummaatii fi sirna cehumsaa mirgootni ummatootaa fi dimokraasii keessatti kabajamu argamsiisuuf hojjechuun filmaata odoo hin taane dirqama.

Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo Gamtaan Awrooppaa fi biyyoonni miseensota tahan biyyoota dimokraatawoo biroo waliin tahuun sadarkaa biyyaalessaa, naannoo fi idil-addunyaatti shoora guddaa fi hiika-qabeessa taphachuudhaan Itoophiyaa keessatti jijjiiramni bu’uuraa akka argamuuf gaaffii ummata Oromoo fi ummatoota Itoophiyaa keessaa biroo deggeruudhaan dagaaginaa fi kabajamuu mirgoota namoomaaf akka hojjetan waamicha isaa dhiyeessa.

Ummanni Oromoo sirna cunqursaa jaarraa lakkoofsisetti xumura gochuudhaaf qabsoo itti jiru akka daran finiinsuu fi ummatootni birootis sochii ummanni Oromoo jijjiirama bu’uuraa fiduudhaaf taasisaa jirutti akka dabalaman ABOn hireedhuma kanaan waamicha dabarsa.

Injifannoo Ummata Oromoof !

Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo

Amajjii 22, 2016