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Amnesty requests Ethiopia to stop the murderous Liyu Police in its Somali Region!

1 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing people in neighbouring Oromia region, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Members of the unit, set up by the Somali state as a counter-terrorism special force, this week burnt down 48 homes belonging to Oromo families who were living in Somali Region, forcing them to flee to Kiro in the regional state of Oromia.

The Ethiopian authorities must immediately demobilize the Liyu unit and replace them with police that abide by international human rights law. These rogue officers must not be allowed to brutalize people at will.

Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes says: 

“The Ethiopian authorities must immediately demobilize the Liyu police and replace them with police that abide by international human rights law. These rogue officers must not be allowed to brutalize people at will.”

On 23 and 24 May the unit also attacked four neighborhoods in the Chinaksen district of East Oromia, killing five farmers and burning down around 50 homes. These attacks caused residents to flee their homes looking for safety.

“The authorities must put an end to what appears to be state-sanctioned violence. The first step is to ensure all policing in Oromia is respectful of human rights. The next is to hold those responsible for these attacks to account through thorough, impartial and independent investigation.”

In 2017, incursions into Oromia by the unit led to the deaths of hundreds and the displacement of more than one million, according to a report by Ethiopia’s National Disaster Risk Management Commission and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Amnesty International is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to implement the recommendations of the 2004 referendum, which voted for a clear demarcation of the Oromia-Somali border, as a means of addressing the root causes of tensions in the region.

In Amharic from BBC Amharic:

መንግሥት ልዩ ፖሊስን እንዲበትን አምነስቲ ጠየቀ!

በሶማሌና ኦሮሚያ ክልሎች ውስጥ የሰብአዊ መብት ጥሰቶችን ይፈፅማል ያለውን የልዩ ኃይል ፖሊስን መንግሥት እንዲበትን የሰብአዊ መብት ተቆርቋሪው አምነስቲ ኢንተርናሽናል ባወጠው መግለጫ ጥሪ አቅርቧል።

አምነስቲ እንዳመለከተው በአጎራባች የኦሮሚያ ክልል ውስጥ በመግባት ግድያን ይፈፅማሉ ያለቸውን የሶማሌ ክልል ልዩ የፖሊስ ኃይልን የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት በአስቸኳይ እንዲያስወጣና እንዲበትን ጠይቋል።

በሶማሌ ክልል የፀረ-ሽብር ልዩ ኃይል ሆኖ የተቋቋመው የዚህ ቡድን አባላት በዚህ ሳምንት በሶማሌ ክልል ይኖሩ የነበሩ ሰዎችን 48 ቤቶች በማቃጠል ወደ ኦሮሚያ ክልል እንዲሸሹ ማድረጉን ጠቅሷል።

መግለጫው ጨምሮም የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ይህን የልዩ ፖሊስ ክፍልን በአስቸኳይ በመበተን ለዓለም አቀፍ የሰብአዊ መብት ህጎች ተገዢ በሆነ የፖሊስ ኃይል እንዲተካም ጠይቋል።

የአምነስቲ ኢንተርናሽናል የምሥራቅ አፍሪካ፣ የአፍሪካ ቀንድና የታላላቅ ሃይቆች ዳይሬክተር የሆኑት ጆዋን ኒያኑኪ እንዳሉት “የልዩ ኃይሉ አባላት እንደፈለጉ በህዝብ ላይ ግፍ እንዲፈፅሙ መፈቀድ የለበትም” ብለዋል።

ባለፈው ሳምንት ልዩ ኃይሉ በምሥራቃዊ ኦሮሚያ ጭናቅሰን ወረዳ ውስጥ በሚገኙ አራት መንደሮች ላይ በፈፀመው ጥቃት 5 አርሶ አደሮች ሲገደሉ 50 የሚጠጉ ቤቶች በእሳት ተቃጥለዋል።

በዚህም ሳቢያ ነዋሪዎች ነፍሳቸውን ለማትረፍ መኖሪያቸውን ጥለው መሄዳቸውን የአምነስቲ ሪፖርት አመልክቷል።

“የመንግሥት ባለሥልጣናት ይህ ጥቃት እንዲያበቃ ማድረግ ይጠበቅባቸዋል” ያሉት ጆዋን ኒያኑኪ “ለዚህ ደግሞ የመጀመሪያው እርምጃ መሆን ያለበት ፖሊስ የሰብአዊ መብቶችን እንዲያከብር ማድረግና በጥቃቱ ተሳታፊ የሆኑትን በነፃና ገለልተኛ ምርመራ በመለየት ተጠያቂ እንዲሆኑ ማድረግ ያስፈልጋል” ብለዋል።

ልዩ የፖሊስ ኃይሉ ባለፈው ዓመት ኦሮሚያ ክልል ውስጥ በተፈፀመ ጥቃት በመቶዎች ለሚቆጠሩ ሰዎች ሞትና ከአንድ ሚሊዮን ለሚልቁ ሰዎች መፈናቀል ምክንያት መሆኑን የብሔራዊ አደጋ ስጋት ሥራ አመራር ኮሚሽን እና የተባበሩት መንግሥታት የሰብአዊ ጉዳዮች ማስተባበሪያ ያወጣው ሪፖርት ያመለክታል።

አምነስቲ ኢንተርናሽናል በማጠቃለያው በአካባቢው ላለው ውጥረት ዘላቂ መፍትሄ ለመስጠት፤ የኦሮሚያንና የሶማሌ ክልሎችን ድንበር ለይቶ ለማስቀመጥ በ1996 በተካሄደውን ህዝበ-ውሳኔ የተገኘውን ውጤት የኢትዮጵያ ባለስልጣናት ተግባራዊ እንዲያደርጉ አሳስቧል።

ይህንን ሪፖርት ተከትሎ የኢትዮጵያን መንግሥት ባለሥልጣናትን ምላሽ ለማግኘት ያደረግነው ጥረት አልተሳካም።

 

በሶማሌ ክልል ከ38 የጉምሩክ ሃላፊዎች መካከል 34ቱ የትግራይ ብሄር ተወላጅና የኮሎኔልነት ማዕረግ ያላቸው ናቸው

22 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
መጋቢት 13 ቀን 2010 ዓ/ም (ኢሳት ዜና) ምንጮች እንደገለጹት እነዚህ የኮሎኔልነት ማዕረግ ያላቸው አዛዦች ከመከላከያ በጡረታ ከተገለሉ በሁዋላ ያለ ትምህርት ደረጃቸው በትዕዛዝ ብቻ በመላ አገሪቱ ባሉ የጉሙሩክ መስሪያ ቤቶች ተቀጥረው ላለፉት ስምንት ዓመታት ከፍተኛ የሆነ ገንዘብ ሲመዘብሩ ቆይተዋል።

ዛሬ የትምህርት ደረጃችሁ ስለማይመጥን ከስራ ተቀንሳችሁዋል የሚል ደብዳቤ የደረሳቸው ወታደራዊ አዛዦቹ፣ በፌደራል ፖሊሶች ይተካሉ ተብሎ ይጠበቃል። ትዕዛዙ በመላ አገሪቱ በሚገኙ የጉምሩክ ጣቢያዎች እንደተላለፈም ምንጮች ገልጸዋል።

ሁሉም በሃብት ላይ ሃብት የደረቡ በመሆኑ ቅነሳው ይጎዳቸዋል ተብሎ አይጠበቅም።

በሶማሊ ክልል ከሚገኙ የጉምሩክ ጣቢያዎች ውስጥ ስራ እንዲያቆሙ ደብዳቤ ከደረሳቸው 38ቱ ኮሎኔሎች ውስጥ 34 ትግሬ፣ 1 አማራ፣ 1 የኦሮሞና 1 ጉራጌ ሲሆኑ፣ የአንደኛው ብሄር አልታወቀም።
 

TPLF terror over Ethiopia: 104-yr old grandma beaten to death in prison!

3 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
ESAT News A 104 year old grandma was beaten to death on Wednesday in a prison in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The body of Anbaro Sheik Dayib was given to the family today. She was suffering from Alzheimer.
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ክልል 5 ሕወሃትን ማጋለጡ/ማንጓጠጡ? የሶማሌ ክልል አስተዳደር ከፊዴራል መንግሥት ቁጥጥር ውጭ በመሆን ግጭቶች ማጫሩና ማካሄዱን መቀጠሉን ፌደራል መንግሥቱ ባልተጠበቀ ሁኔታ አመነ!

27 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
ግጭት ላይ የተሳተፉ አካላትን በቁጥጥር ማዋል ላይ በኦሮሚያና ኢትዮጵያ ሶማሌ ክልሎች በተመሳሳይ ደረጃ እየተሰራ እይደለም

አዲስ አበባ፣ ህዳር 17፣ 2010 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) በኦሮሚያና ኢትዮጵያ ሶማሌ ክልሎች አዋሳኝ ላይ በተከሰተው ግጭት ላይ የተሳተፉ ተጠርጣሪዎችን በቁጥጥር በማዋል በሁለቱ ክልሎች በተመሳሳይ ደረጃ እየተሰራ አንዳልሆነ መገምገሙን የመንግስት ኮሚኒኬሽን ጉዳዮች ፅፈት ቤት ሃላፊ ሚኒስትር ዶክተር ነገሪ ሌንጮ ተናገሩ።

የፌደራል እና አርብቶ አደር ልማት ጎዳዮች ሚኒስቴር ጨምሮ ዘጠኝ የፌደራል መስሪያ ቤቶች የተካተቱበት ግብረ ሃይል ትናንት በምከትል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ደመቀ መኮንን ሰብሳቢነት የእስካሁኑን ስራ ገምግሟል።
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President Abdi Mohamud of Somali Region: The Capo of Our Time

22 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdel Haq Noor
 

    The Liyu-Police don’t abide by any rules whatsoever. They kill, rape, imprison, torch and displace entire villages at will and face no consequence for their deeds. This does not mean that the military is immune from doing such heinous crimes. They do. But not in such scary scale; and (b) the military is considered an alien force that came to subjugate the people. Hence, a rallying point for the insurgents to fight them. But the Liyu Police is different. Though the leadership mainly come from one sub clan, they still considered as part of the community. Rising up against them will bring intra and inter community conflict.

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Ethiopia and the United States: Can the Crisis be Prevented?

26 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Dawit W Giorgis
 
The simmering crisis in Ethiopia has reached a boiling point. It is extremely serious and every person who has watched Ethiopia closely knows that. It is not simply about repression and extrajudicial killings, stifling of freedom of expression, but most of all it is about ethnic politics; a minority government, representing in theory 6% of the population, that is in complete control of the state machinery including the economic political and state apparatus. This is the part that the US and other European governments and the mainstream media do not want to discuss when referring to the regime in Ethiopia.
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NEWSWEEK: Why is US worried about Ethiopia? US seems to choose diplomacy over public forum to deal with TPLF regime’s rogue behaviour

20 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Conor Gaffey
 
Ethiopia is a major U.S. ally in Africa. The government in Addis Ababa has long cooperated with Washington on security and counterterrorism while benefiting generously from U.S. aid. In 2016, the U.S. pledged $809 million to Ethiopia, behind only war-torn South Sudan and Kenya, another Western ally, in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Fresh troops into Oromia Region because of ethnic clashes; TPLF addressing the problem w/o disarming the killers, the Liyu Police, heart of the problem!

19 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
CGTN Africa
 

 
Ethiopia has sent troops into its eastern Oromia region following renewed ethnic clashes between the people in the Ethiopia Somali and the Oromia regions. Thousands are reportedly fleeing the area, and close to 30 people are reported to have been killed.
 

Meantime reports are surfacing about persecution of those that did not participate in the Qimant referendum, according to DE Amharic Service.

Likewise, there wa report of violence against Amharas and Qimants in Geledba, where two Qimants and an Amhara person were killed.
 

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