Oromia Support Group: Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia, Report 50

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The extra-judicial killing and arbitrary arrest of OLF supporters since December 2018 has created a situation in Oromia very similar to that in 1991-2 when thousands of OLF supporters were killed and scores of thousands detained and tortured. The good will and support for Ethiopia from the international community helped to maintain the abusive regime of Meles Zenawi, then in power. The current silence about killings and widespread imprisonment is eerily reminiscent of that time. Many reports have been sent to OSG since December 2018 and this report is a summary of the information received.

This report includes information about 163 extra-judicial killings and the arbitrary detention of at least 933 all due to their suspected support for the Oromo Liberation Front, which officially returned to Ethiopia in September 2018.

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June 19, 2019 – Dire Dawa – a young school girl was assassinated on the street of Dire Dawa by police force when a riot broke out among the police themselves, but eventually targeted the peaceful Oromo who did not know anything about the riot. The hateful speeches and heinous crimes against Oromos are rampant in Ethiopia these days. It is part of  the campaign orchestrated by PM Abiy’s regime to destroy the Oromo identity.

 

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