I wish I could say something positive about the Ethiopian New Year tomorrow. Each day, hundreds of Amhara, Gamo, Gurage and others are beaten and hauled into jails. Sadly, the regime hides the human tragedy by shutting the internet, by barring independent foreign investigative journalists from recording and conveying the truth on the conditions of thousands of Amhara political prisoners—including children, girls, pregnant women, mothers, fathers, the elderly—to the international community.
In addition to the regime’s state of siege and assaults of Amhara using drones, aircraft, tanks, mortars and other heavy weapons, the terrorist Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) continues to commit war crimes, crimes of genocide, ethnic cleansing.and displacement.
On the positive side, this relentless, cruel, barbaric and Nazi-like atrocity singling out the Amhara has generated international outrage as depicted in Part I of the documentary I shared yesterday.
Please watch this video that complements Part I.
Tragically, the bloodletting by Abiy Ahmed’s regime will continue until and unless all grieved Ethiopians join the Fano popular movement and usher in a new era of peace, stability, human security, freedom, inclusive governance and genuine democracy.
Despite tragic state and government led and initiated atrocities, I wish all of the Ethiopian people a Blessed New Year of justice, peace, stability, human security and unfettered inclusion.
Last but not least, I commend and applaud the Ethiopian people for the unmatched unity of purpose that resulted in the fourth filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Dr. Aklog Birara