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 the killing squad Agazi supported by helicopter gunships- has left at least 300 civilians dead and thousands wounded; the latter have been taken to hospitals in Bishoftu and Addis Ababa, 40 km away from the place of mass execution. According to the HRLHA informant on the ground, the dead bodies were everywhere on the ground around the Hora Arsadi, the area of the Irrecha Festival.
The October 2, 2016 mass execution is one of the highest single day death tolls in Oromia since the Oromo Protest started in November 2015.
The HRLHA calls on the world governments and donor organizations to condemn the government sponsored terrorism act of the TPLF/EPRDF government against Oromo civilians and demands that they put pressure on the TPLF/EPRDF government to allow a neutral body to investigate the horrific action of this dictatorial government.
The HRLHA will continue updating the fast growing number of the victims from around the area.
Please, note that on the next few pages there are several graphic photos!