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የዜጎችን መጠለያ የማግኘት ተፈጥሯዊ መብት በሕግ ስም መጣስ በአስቸኳይ ሊቆም ይገባል!

22 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

የአማራ ብሔራዊ ንቅናቄ National Movement of Amhara

በአዲስ አበባና በዙሪያው ባሉ ከተሞች ዘርን መሠረት ያደረገ ቤት የማፍረስና የማፈናቀል እርምጃ በአስቸኳይ እንዲቆም የአማራ  ብሔራዊ ንቅናቄ (አብን) ያሳስባል። አብን ማንኛውም ዜጋ በመረጠው አካባቢ ጎጆ ቀልሶ የመኖር ተፈጥሯዊ መብት እንዳለው ይገነዘባል። ይሁን እንጅ «ኢትዮጵያዊነት ሱስ ነው» እየተባለ ከበሮ በሚደለቅበት በዚህ ሰዓት «አዲስ አበባ የእኛ ናት፤ ሌላው ከፈቀድንለት ብቻ ይኖራል» በሚል አክራሪ ቡድን ፊታውራሪነት የሚደረገው የዜጎች መጎሳቆል የሚያሳስበን መሆኑን እያሳወቅን፤ ይህ ነገር በአስቸኳይ የማይቆም ከሆነ ሁሉንአቀፍ ትግል በማድረግ ግፈኞቹን ፊት ለፊት የምንጋፈጣቸው መሆኑን ከወዲሁ እናሳስባለን።

ስለሆነም በለገጣፎና እና በአዲስ አበባ ዙሪያ ባሉ ከተሞች ጎጆ ቀልሰው በሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ «ከእኛ ወገንአይደላችሁም» በሚል አክራሪነት የሚደረገው መፈናቀልና ንብረት ማውደም በዋናነት የኦሮሚያ ክልላዊ መንግስት እና የፌዴራሉን መንግሥት ለተጠያቂነት የሚዳርግ መሆኑ ታውቆ በአስቸኳይ እንዲቆም፥ ጉዳት የደረሰባቸው ዜጎችም ተመጣጣኝ ካሳ አግኝተው ሰላማዊ ኑሮ የሚኖሩበት ሁኔታ በመንግሥት ወጪ እንዲመቻችላቸው እየጠየቅን፥ መላው ኢትዮጵያዊያን ከተጎጂዎች ጎን በመቆም እንዲያጽናና እና ግፈኞች ለሕግ እንዲቀርቡ ከአብን ጎን ተሰልፎ ግፊት እንዲያደርግ አበክረን እንጠይቃለን።

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AHRE open letter concerning house demolition and forced mass evictions in Oromia Region, Legetafo town

22 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

February 21, 2019

To Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed

CC: Lemma Megersa, President of Oromia Regional State

Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia (AHRE) pens this letter to express its concern following the demolition and planned demolition of thousands of houses in Legetafo town which left families on the street. This comes as a shock to AHRE which has warmly welcomed the overall reforms in Ethiopia, despite some pressing challenges.

AHRE has published numerous statements concerning forced displacements and other human rights concerns that recurred in the country and intensified to a larger scale in the past couple of years. The mass eviction against thousands of families is being conducted by officials themselves, unlike intercommunal conflicts and displacement in the rest of the country which involved the communities themselves, albeit reports of lower level of officials’ involvement.

AHRE has learned that the town was established in 2008 as a new special Zone along with seven other towns as part of the then Oromo People Democratic Organisation (OPDP) plan to curb the expansion of Addis Ababa to its outskirts. Against the local authorities’ claim that the houses were built violating the town’s master plan, several evicted families have bought the plots of land and built the homes before 2008. Many of them also say they have been paying hundreds of thousands in local currency to the town administration for utilities including electric and water bill, and other land payment fees.  Those evicted include children, mothers, new born infants, the elderly, and the handicapped. This is all the more disappointing when evictees were given a short notice (7 days) with no other options of a possible substitute residence.

Dear honourable Prime Minister Abiy, AHRE has in different occasions warmly welcomed and commended the incredible positive steps your admiration took towards bringing peace with Eritrea; releasing political prisoners; opening up the political space etc.  Ethiopia is signatory to The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The right to adequate housing mandated by the UN defines forced eviction as “the permanent or temporary removal against the will of individuals, families and/or communities from the homes and/or land which they occupy, without the provision of and access to appropriate forms of legal or other protection.” Thus, the measure is in clear violation of the right to housing which Ethiopia is signatory to.

We kindly urge your good office and your administration to issue an order to local authorities to immediately stop mass demolition and evictions; and compensate those families whose houses were demolished.

Kind Regards,

Yared Hailemariam

Executive Director of AHRE

Mobile: +32 (0)486 336 367


The Bole/Were Genu Massacre: Murderous TPLF regime shoots 8 Ethiopians & wounds 100 others to clear land for foreign investors

19 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Contrary to what the affected public is informing Ethiopians at home and abroad with tears and agony, and after an all day of demolition of homes Thursday in District 12 of the Bole area, the Addis Abeba Police Commissioner Yihdego Seyoum said late Thursday afternoon that the demolition squad, accompanied by his forces, has put out of existence the illegally-built houses and fences at Were Genu.
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አዳማ ከተማ ነዋሪዎች፥ ዩኒቨርሲቲዋ፥ መምህራንና ተማሪዎቹዋ እየታፈሱና እየተደበደቡ በመዋከብ ላይ ናቸው!

21 Mar

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ባለፈው ምሽት አዳማ በችግር ማሳለፏን ተገንዝበናል፡፡ ከአዳማ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ብሎክ 347 እና 366 50 ተማሪዎች በአጋዚ ሠራዊት በግፊትና ማንገላታት ተወስደው መታሠራቸው በሶሻል ሚዲያ ተመዝግቧል፡፡
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Addis Abeba continues homes demolition & land grab to make way for five-star hotels

20 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Lucy Kassa, Addis Fortune: Kirkos District Seals 140 Houses to Make Way for Five Star Hotels

As local development plan enters phase two woreda houses and construction development office says residents have option to buy condominiums
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