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TPLF persecution of Oromos in Ethiopia: “Because I am Oromo!” – Claire Beston’s elucidation of 166-page report

20 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Part I

Part II


“Because I am Oromo!” report

“Because I am Oromo!” case studies

Fear of Torture: Human Rights League for the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Press Release: Ethiopia: The Endless Violence against Oromo Nationals Must be Halted

Is latest ‘leaked UN report’ about Eritrea’s destabilization of Horn states real, or its timing Ethiopia’s election masterstroke?

22 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Reporter and several other TPLF supporter dailes, weeklies and blogs in Ethiopia and abroad Tuesday and today drew inspiration from a ‘leaked UN report’.
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TPLF security blamed for spate of killings & abductions in Kenya: Country paper exposes Garissa residents seizing Addis Abeba sent assassin

28 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Kipchumba Some, Standard Digital

GARISSA COUNTY: On the afternoon of June 9, an unlikely incident in Garrissa helped to reveal the faces and reasons behind a spate of mysterious killings that have rocked the county. That afternoon, a man approached Hassan Yusuf Intabur in his shop on Guled Street in Garissa Town, pulled out a gun concealed in his right hip, and shot him in the head.
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Tigrean Opposition to the TPLF

4 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Prof. Messay Kebede

    “Once you erect the wall of special privileges, you have a system that serves the few to the detriment of the many, regardless of ethnic groups.”

Despite the TPLF’s view of itself as the model of representation of ethnic interests and well-being, the growth of disenchantment is perceptible in Tigray. The proof is that non-violent Tigrean opposition to the TPLF is no longer negligible. Despite a tight control and continuous harassments, the movement known as ARENA is stepping up its criticisms of the regime and its attempt to organize and mobilize a credible popular opposition. Though the movement is ethnic-based, it is ideologically quite distinct from the TPLF, since its program includes not only the achievement of genuine democracy, but also the “restoration of Ethiopian Sovereignty.” The latter goal indicates a movement that counters the TPLF’s vision of Ethiopia as a mere collection of sovereign nations and nationalities.
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Torture kills Engineer in Ethiopian Prison

27 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory 

The following is a statement from the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) on the killing of an Oromo political prisoner, Eng. Tesfahun Chemeda, at the Abyssinian/Ethiopian prison of Qaallittii on Aug. 24, 2013. HRLHA is a nonpolitical organization (with the UN Economic and Social Council – (ECOSOC) Consultative Status), which attempts to challenge abuses of human rights of the people of various nations and nationalities in the Horn of Africa.
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Ethiopian Court Slaps Lengthy Terms Against Opposition Leaders

13 Dec

By Sudan Tribune

Addis Ababa — Ethiopia’s Federal High Court has handed out lengthy jail terms against two opposition figures who were convicted of having links with proscribed terrorist group, the Oromo Libration Front (OLF).
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