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Abebe Etana (Mul'is Dhugaa) is a human rights activists and Oromo nationalist who has been fighting for the Oromo people's freedom and the right to exercise self-determination. Abebe has been member of Mecha-Tulama Association in Ethiopia who contributed to the achievement of the goals of the association since the time he was at Addis Ababa University. After graduating from AAU, he was hired by Oromia Works and Urban Dev't Bureau & assigned to the Adama Branch Agency for The Administration of Rental Houses as Administration Service Head. In spite of his relocation to Adama due to work, Abebe (Mul'is) continued his active participation in the Macha-Tulama Association in Finfinnee. He was also a Part-Time instructor at the then Nazareth Technical College 9now Adama university). He was teaching Business Management courses such as Entrepreneurship, Marketing Research, Risk Management & Insurance. He was actively participating in coordinating Adama University Oromo students to demand their rights and the right of the Oromo people. Due to the political pressure & continuous harassments & intimidation from the Ethiopian dictatorial regime, Abebe was forced to leave his work and join Ethiopian Airlines as Jr. Training Officer in June 2001. His rental house that he was living in with his younger brother Eyasu Etana, was illegally broken by local government official and cadres and all his personal belongings were confiscated/looted and some of them were damped in the local Kebele 11 office without court order. The security forces allegedly attached me & my brother as harboring antigovernment forces in the Rental House and conduct meeting with those forces who oppose the govt. ......