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Renewed Somali ‘Liyu Police’ Attack in Oromia Left Scores Dead, Homes Destroyed

Liyu police attackes in Chinaksan district in Oromia left scores dead and homes destroyed and thousands displaced
A renewed attack in Chinaksan district of Oromia by the Somali regional police (aka Liyu police) have left at least 4 people killed, 250 houses burned and hundreds of civilians displaced.

BY MOHAMMED ADEMO | OPRIDE

At least four people were killed and five others wounded in renewed cross-border attacks this week by the Ethiopian Somali State Liyu Police in Oromia’s East Hararghe zone. More than 250 houses were razed to the ground and hundreds of civilians are internally displaced, according to locals and media reports. Continue reading Renewed Somali ‘Liyu Police’ Attack in Oromia Left Scores Dead, Homes Destroyed

Ethnic Violence Pushes Ethiopia to the Brink of Security Crisis

A fresh bout of tit-for-tat attacks between the Oromo and Somali ethnic groups has left several dozens dead across the Oromia region. This shows how the regime succeeded in creating the current state of ethnic violence in that particular region first by trying to quell the Oromo uprising using the Somalia regional police aka ‘Liyu Police’ who are known for their heinous crimes in Ogaden and Oromia regions. 

BY ADDIS STANDARD

Close to eighty people were killed (by official accounts) within just one week in various places located in east and west Hararghe administrative zones of the Oromia regional state, in the eastern part of Ethiopia, pushing the country to the brink of security crisis. Continue reading Ethnic Violence Pushes Ethiopia to the Brink of Security Crisis

Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia Leaves Dozens Dead

Fighting between Ethiopian Somali and Oromo ethnic groups in the eastern Ethiopia left more than 30 people dead

BY ADDIS STANDARD

Intense fighting between the Ethiopian Somali and the Oromo ethnic groups in the eastern Ethiopia has left “more than 30 people”, including “more than a dozen army members”, dead and several others injured, Addis Standard learned.

According to three residents of Mieso town, west Hararghe zone, who contacted Addis Standard late this evening, today’s fighting in and around the town was between several members of local residents and heavily armed members of the “Liyu Police”. Continue reading Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia Leaves Dozens Dead

UN Human Rights: Press Briefing Notes on Ethiopia

Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

By Ravina Shamdasani | UNHCHR Spokesperson,

Given the extremely alarming reports that emerged earlier this month about serious human rights violations in the Oromia and Amhara regions of Ethiopia, the High Commissioner reached out to the Ethiopian Government, seeking access for independent observers to the country to assess the human rights situation. We have now received a reply from the Government, indicating that they will launch an independent investigation into the events. Continue reading UN Human Rights: Press Briefing Notes on Ethiopia

Time to Repeal Anti-Terrorism Law in Ethiopia

Guilty until proven Innocent. Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism legislation makes Ethiopia the only country in the world that allows the police to arrest and detain a criminal suspect and then go out looking for evidence of wrongdoing for months and even years.

By Anuradha Mittal,

With the African Union celebrating the African Year of Human Rights at its 26th summit, at its headquarters in Addis, Ethiopia, the venue raises serious concerns about commitment to human rights.

Ethiopia’s so called economic development policies have not only ignored but enabled and exacerbated civil and human rights abuses in the country. Case and point is the ongoing land grabbing affecting several regions of the country. Under the controversial “villagization” program, the Ethiopian government is forcibly relocating over 1.5 million people to make land available to investors for so called economic growth. Continue reading Time to Repeal Anti-Terrorism Law in Ethiopia

Over 85 Killed, 3500 Detained in Oromia

Stop the Killing or face the revolution. Gunning down peaceful demonstrators and committing murders against citizens has always been the hallmarks of successive Ethiopia rulers.

By Abraha Belai,

The number of individuals killed during the month-long protests has risen to over 85, while over 3500 have been detained, a leading figure of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) told Voice of America (VOA) Amharic Service on Monday.

Bekele Nega, secretary general of OFC, said nearly all of OFC’s members and candidates in previous elections have been detained in the crackdown that has primarily targeted OFC members. Continue reading Over 85 Killed, 3500 Detained in Oromia