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 Festival, Oromo Thanksgiving Day on October 2, 2016. The tyrannical government of TPLF/EPRDF declared a state of emergency on October 8, 2016 to cool down the anger of the nation. However, the declaration of a six-month state of emergency could not stop the Oromo nation from protesting. Killings, rapes, and the detaining of Oromos by the killing squad Agazi force continued unabated . Jima University students once again reignited peaceful protests on November 20, 2016 complaining that security forces entered campus at night to make arrests. Many students were taken from their campus dormitories and their whereabouts are not known. The Jima University students demanded to know about their fellow Oromos.
With the connection of this protest including Dr. Fikadu Assefa, instructor at Jimma University over 100 students at Jimma University have been arrested according to HRLHA informants from Jima town.
The protest sporadically spread to Ambo University and high school and then to the Wallaga University ( in a similar way as has happened in March 2014) and to other universities where many students have been detained .
The following are among the many Oromo students detained in Jimma University, Kitto Furdisa Campus by TPLF forces since November 20, 2016.

# Name Department
1 Dr. Fikadu Assefa Instructor
2 Shimelis Nemerra Chemical Engineering , 4th year
3 Milkessa Alemayehu Water Supply & Environmental Engineering ,2nd year
4 Adugna Hundessa Electrical & Computer Engineering, 3rd year
5 Gemechu Diriba Computer Science, 2nd year
6 Wakanbon Aweke Mechanical Engineer, 2nd year
7 Dirba Ayyana Computer & Electrical Engineer, 3rd year
8 Lemi Jafar Civil Engineering, 5th year
9 Niguse Gudeta Civil Engineering, 2nd year
10 Teshome Gonfa Mechanical engineering, 2nd year
11 Nimona Mulugeta Civil Engineering, 2nd year
12 Ebba Galalcha Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year
13 Fromisa Tamiru Information Technology, 2nd
14 Samuel Mechanical Engineering, 2nd ye
15 Ebisa Electrical & Computer engi, 2nd
16 Solomon Taye Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2nd year
17 Iyasu Worku Information Technology,
2nd year

18 Birhanu HWREE, 5th year
19 Gutu Tekle Information Technology, 2nd year
20 Chala Tulu Information Technology, 2nd
21 Oliyad Teshome Information Technology, 2nd year
22 Ibrahim Yusuf Computer Science, 2nd year
23 Istifanos Matiyas Computer Science, 2nd year
24 Milkias Information Technology, 2nd year
25 Rabuma Computer Science, 2nd year
26 Dagim Civil Engineering, 2nd year
27 Asfaw Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year
28 Lencho Civil Engineering, 5th year

The HRLHA also received from its informants in south Oromia, Bale zone, in Ginir district that a number of
Oromos had been picked up at night and had been taken to an unknown destination from Harawa, Qabanna, Karra, Gubarbaja and other sub-districts by the Agazi force . The following are among the many Oromos in Ginir district who have been detained by TPLF forces since November 20, 2016

# Name
1 Hasan Aman
2 Muhammad-Saanii kabir
3 Taajuu Kabir Ahmad
4 Aman kabir Sheekaa
5 Abdurahman Umar Haji Aalle
6 Syid-Husen Umar Hajii Aalle
7 Umar Aman
8 Jamal Aman
9 Awwalee Jamaal
10 Amaan Hassan
11 Aliyi Haji Aadam
12 Amano Usman
13 Kadiir Aadam ykn kadir gicee
14 Nafisa Abdalla
15 Husen Salih Suufare
16 Abdura,uf Ismail
17 Said Ahmad shekaa
18 Abdu Musxafa

The TPLF/EPRDF has turned a deaf ear to the calls of the international community and has continued its evil activities under the cover of the State of Emergency declared on October 8, 2016. Since that time, Oromos have been under attack day and night by the TPLF killing squads, the Agazi force, which is deeply rooted in the villages of Oromia. The recent attacks, mostly at night, include killings, rapings of women and girls, looting of cash and valuables. This evil activity of the TPLF military has forced the Oromo students in universities and high schools to once again restart their protests.
The HRLHA again expresses its deep concerns and calls on the world community to show their solidarity with the Oromo people by taking concrete action on TPLF/EPRDF dictatorial government.

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• UNICEF Headquarters
United States Fund for UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

• UN Security Council
Office of the Ombudsperson
Room DC2 2206
United Nations
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Tel: +1 212 963 2671
• UN Human Rights Council
OHCHR address:
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais Wilson
52 rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland.
• Africa Union (AU)
African Union Headquarters
P.O. Box 3243 | Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area) | W21K19 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (251) 11 551 77 00 | Fax:(251) 11 551 78 44
• African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District
Western Region P.O. Box 673 Banjul
The Gambia
Tel: (220) 441 05 05, 441 05 06

• The US Department of State Secretarate Secretary
His Excellency Mr. John Kerry
(202) 895-3500
Office of Foreign Missions
2201 C Street NW
Room 2236
Washington, D.C. 20520
Customer Service Center
3507 International Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20522-3303
• UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4055
Fax: 020 7219 5851
Departmental Street ,
London, SW1A 2AH
Tel: 020 7008 1500
• Minister of Forenien Affairs (Canada)
His Excellency Stéphane Dion
Write to:
Enquiries Service (BCI)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0G2
Email: Enquiry Service – On line form
• Minister for Foreign Affairs (Sweden)
Her Excellency Margot Wallström
Switchboard: +46 8 405 10 00
Street address: Rosenbad 4
Postal address: SE 103 33 Stockhol
• Minister of Foreign Affairs (Normway)
His Excellency BørgeBrende
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone: + 47 23 95 00 00
Address: 7. juniplassen

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