About HRLHA

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa/HRLHA was initiated by prominent members of The Human Rights League/HRL living in Canada andregistered as non- profit and non-Political organization in Ontario/Canada in June 14, 2007. HRLHA defends freedom of thought and expression, due process and equal protection of the law as well as to promote the development of a vigorous civil society.

Ethiopia: Harrowing accounts of Deaths, Torture, and Inhuman Conditions In Ethiopia’s Notorious Prison

__________________________________________________ August 10, 2017 Ever since the TPLF/EPRDF came to power in 1991, Ethiopian government forces have used torture, forced disappearances, intimidation, and arrests to crush the opponents of TPLF/EPRDF. Tens of thousands of Oromos and others have been incarcerated, thousands of prisoners have been murdered, or denied access to…

The Deeply Rooted Oromo nation’s Grievances Require a Sustainable Solution

HRLHA’s Statement on the Draft Law on Oromia’s Special Interest in Addis Ababa July 3, 2017 Addis Ababa (built on the place named Finfine) was like other colonial cities around the world was built by colonizers on the site of pre-existing Oromo populations in the last quarter of the nineteenth…

Ethiopia: The Charade of Democracy, Rule of Law, and Justice in the Oromo Nation In Ethiopia HRLHA’s Release ________________________________________________

June 25, 2017 The Oromo People Democratic Front (OPDO) is  primarily accountable for the human misery against the Oromo Nation When the current Ethiopian government seized power in 1991, the suffering of nations and nationalities that had happened for over a century in Ethiopia hoped for its end, and freedom,…

ETHIOPIA: How Long the International Community Should Entreat the Rejection of an independent Investigation into Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

HRLHA Press Release April 23, 2017 The international community finally realized that the Ethiopian government was using democracy as a facade to dehumanize its citizens. Since 1991, the current government of Ethiopia has come to power, six international treaties have been signed and ratified by the government, including the Convention…

Ethiopia: Would Extending the State of Emergency Solve the Grievances of Citizens?

April 2, 2017, HRLHA Urgent Action The Ethiopian government has reaffirmed to the world community once again its strong commitment to killing and kidnapping citizens by extending the state of emergency- declared on October 8, 2016- by four more months. The Ethiopian leaders have been very busy in the past…

ETHIOPIA: The Ethiopian Government is Plotting a War Among the Nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia

HRLHA Press Release February 26, 2017 The Ethiopian Somali Liyu Police led by the Ethiopian Federal government’s killing squad have been engaged in a cruel war for the past six months against the Oromo nation in fifteen districts of Oromia. The Oromia districts that have been invaded by the two…

“It always Seems Dark Until the Sun Rises”

New Year’s Message from HRLHA December 31, 2016 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is delighted to be closing 2016. The organization is deeply grateful to its valued Board members, reporters, members, and supporters for their extraordinary efforts to help the HRLHA continue to be the…

60 Evil Days In Oromia: Two Months of Everyday Murders, Tortures, Abductions, and imprisonments under the State of Emergency in Ethiopia

December 11, 2016 The TPLF/EPRDF’s hidden agenda, under a democratic facade in the past quarter century, has been challenged by Oromo youth for freedom against subjugation “Qeerro Bilisuma” ever since March 2014. The Oromo youth for freedom against subjugation has been supported by Oromos from all walks of life; the…

Ethiopia: Murders and Mass Incarcerations Cannot Fix the Deep Human Rights Crisis HRLHA Press Release

December 4, 2016 The TPLF/EPRDF government boldly demonstrated its dictatorial behavior by arresting the Oromo Federalist Congress Leader Dr. Merera Giddina on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 under the pretext that he had met with the other opposition political party- G7 leaders that the TPLF labeled as a terrorist group. Dr….

Ethiopia: State of Emergency, the Empire of Chaos in Oromia

HRLHA Urgent Action —————————————————————————————————————– November 27, 2016 The deadly protests that have rocked Ethiopia over ten months (November 2015- September 2016) led by “Qeerroo Bilissummaa” literally, youth for freedom against subjugation, dramatically changed the peaceful protests into violence after the tyrannical government mercilessly massacred over 700 Oromos at the Irrecha…

Ethiopia: State of Emergency Used as Systematic State Repression  in Ethiopia

                        HRLHA  Press Release ————————————————————————————————————————————- November 20, 2016 The  March 2014 Oromo student protests, which began at Jima University and spread quickly to Ambo University then in a few days to all universities, colleges, high schools and elementary schools in Oromia and continued for two months, captured the attention…

Ethiopia: How Many Must Die Before there is an Intervention?

HRLHA Calls for International Intervention to end Human Tragedy in Ethiopia —————————————————————————————————————– November 6, 2016 As is well known, the current state of volatility in Ethiopia was sparked off when the Killing squad “Agazi special force” started shooting directly at the Oromo high school students peacefully protesting in Ginchi town…

Ethiopia: TPLF/EPRDF Crimes Against Humanity in Oromia Escalate After the State Of Emergency is Declared

                                      HRLHA’s Appeal to the International Community ————————————————————————————————————————————- October 30, 2016 Crimes against humanity in the Oromo nation have escalated after the State of Emergency was declared on October 8, 2016 by the TPLF.  The Tigray People’s Liberation Front blocked  all means of  communication in order to hide the  heinous…

Ethiopia – A Human Catastrophe is Looming in Ethiopia

Appeal to the UN Secretary – General Mr. Ban Ki – moon His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon The Secretary-General The United Nations New York, NY 10017 bkm@un.org U.S.A. October 20, 2016 First of all, let me introduce to you to the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA)…

Ethiopia: The TPLF/EPRDF Government has declared an official state of emergency in the Oromia region.

HRLHA Urgent Action October 9, 2016 The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailamariam Dessalegn has informed the public through the state run TV that a six month state of emergency has been declared as of October 8, 2016 because “the current situation in the country posed a threat against the people of…

Ethiopia: Deadliest TPLF/EPRDF Mass Murder In Oromia

HRLHA Urgent Action ————————————————————————————————————- October 2, 2016 The HRLHA deeply condemns the mass execution by the Ethiopian government sponsored killing squad Agazi force near Bishoftu, Oromia where over 4,000,000 Oromos were gathered to celebrate the Irrecha annual festival , the Oromo Thanksgiving Day on October 2, 2016. The attack by…

Ethiopia: The TPLF/EPRDF government murders Oromo prisoners in Kaliti prison

HRLHA Urgent Action __________________________________________________________________ September 7, 2016 Extra-Judicial Executions in Kaliti Prison The Ethiopian police committed extra-judicial executions against two Oromo prisoners, Darajje Ashanafi and Buzaayo Ayyanoo and wounded two others, Ayalewu Wendmu and Wandwosen (no father’s name) at Kaliti prison, Zone one on September 3, 2016, around 8:00 am,…

Ethiopia: Can Government Ever Waged War against its own citizens (Who are Powerless)?

HRLHA Press Release The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly condemns the TPLF/EPRDF Government’s endless government – sponsored terrorism against the Amhara people in the Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia by the name of stabilizing the uprising in the Amhara Regional State of Ethiopa. On August…

ETHIOPIA: A Call for Oromo Civil Servants and Professionals to Reject the TPLF/EPRDF Dictatorial Rule in Oromia/Ethiopia

HRLHA Press Release August 25, 2016 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) expresses its deepest appreciation to Athlete Fayisa Lelisa for the decision he made to stand beside his people, the Oromo nation, to support their protests against the atrocity of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front…

Ethiopia: State – Sponsored Terrorism and Military Brutality in Oromia

HRLHA Urgent Action August 17, 2016 Ethiopia, a UN Human Rights Council member since 2011, and an elected member of the UN Security Council as of 2017 is committing state- sponsored terror against the Oromo nation in violation of the UN Human Rights Council responsibility for the promotion and protection…

The Government of Ethiopia has rejected the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s call for a neutral body Investigation

HRLHA’s Appeal to the UN Security and Human Rights Councils ————————————————————————————————————————————- August 12, 2016 Addressed To: 1. UN Security Country Member States  Five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and  Ten non-permanent members : Angola , Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand,…

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HRLHA’s Oral Statement at UN HRC 34th Session, March 15, 2017, Geneva

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