Public resistance against the Ethiopian regime continues in Konso Zone

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The Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People Region or Kilil is home to fifty-four different ethnic groups. The Konso people’s demand has unleashed acts of terror by Ethiopian government security forces.

A village inhabited by members of the Konso ethnic group in the Omo valley. Photograph: Eric Lafforgue/Alamy
A village inhabited by members of the Konso ethnic group in the Omo valley. Photograph: Eric Lafforgue/Alamy

Many including teachers and civil servants have abandoned their homes and are in hiding. The regime is using such harsh methods as closing flour mills, shutting off water service and closing of health clinics. Security forces use beatings and mass jailing to terrorize the Konso people.

There is only one hospital functioning while all eleven health centers are shut down by the Ethiopian security. Out of one hundred sixty four Konso Police officers only eleven are on duty.

Tensae Radio reported there are over two hundred fifty in the local jail with four hundred detained in the college campus and with thousand more in different localities.

Source: Tensae Radio

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