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International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) Official Press Release

Official Press Release
09 December 2015

We are greatly concerned about the recent brutal crackdown against innocent unarmed peaceful protesters in Oromia by Ethiopian police. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for the peaceful protesters who have been killed, beaten and unlawfully detained. We share their grief in this time of agony and pain. We are appalled that a similar tragedy occurred last year in April, 2014 and not much has changed in Ethiopia.
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Recent images surfing the internet are heartbreaking and disturbing. As an organization subscribing to broader democratic engagement of the Oromo youth, we oppose the brutal violence that the Ethiopian government is meting out on innocent, unarmed young students who are peacefully protesting. As International Oromo Youth, we support and stand in solidarity with Oromo student protesters. The students are protesting the Addis Ababa “Integrated Developmental Master Plan” which aims at incorporating smaller towns surrounding Addis Ababa, displacing millions of farmers.
The implementation of the “Master Plan” will essentially result in the displacement of the indigenous peoples and their families. Farmers will be dispossessed of their land and their survival both in economic and cultural terms will be threatened. The student protesters strongly believe that this plan will expose their natural environment to risk, threaten their economic means of livelihood (subsistence farming), and violate their constitutional rights.
We call on the international community to join us in denouncing these inhumane and cruel activities carried out by the Ethiopian government. It has been reported that shootings, unlawful arrests, and harassments by security personals are becoming rampant.We believe it is imperative that the international community raise its voice and take action to stop the ongoing atrocities that are wreaking havoc to families and communities in the Oromia region.
We pray for safety and security of all peoples in Ethiopia.
Sincerely,
IOYA BOARD

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4 Comments

  1. Why the world kept silent about Oromia?why the Government darkening the future generation`s fate? why an innocent student are murdered?Let Lord help them and keep the peace of that country and people.unacceptable government action in the 21st century.

  2. A plan aming at displacing indegenouse people and/or effected with out the consent of the public is unlawful rather criminal act. Killing, beating and detaining peaceful protesters is also an absolute criminal act. Criminality, brutality rather enemity to the nation and the people are features of TPLF.
    THE ONLY SOLUTION TO ALL THESE IS WIPING OUT THE TRAITORS (THE TPLF JUNTA) OUT OF THIS EVER SOVEREIGN NATION. 2008 SHOULD BE THE END OF THE HORROR DUE TO TPLF!

  3. Zoning people by ethnicity in the first place is wrong and should be avoided. The government should think twice and change its zoning policy. People are not animals that is kept in zones or cages. As long as they are human they should be free to live any where and free from being zoned. Zoning creates false impression to some people to make them think as every land is his or hers when it belongs to anyone and everyone so long as it is lawfully owned.

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