Amnesty Condemn Ethiopia’s Crack Down on Opposition Supporters Under Nobel peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed.

Amnesty Condemn Ethiopia’s Crack Down on Opposition Supporters Under Nobel peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed.

Ethiopia: Authorities crack down on opposition supporters with mass arrests
(amnesty)—Amnesty International has confirmed that at least 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front

(OLF) were arrested over the weekend from various places in different parts of Oromia Regional State, as Ethiopian authorities intensify the crackdown on dissenting political views ahead of the general elections

The return of mass arrests of opposition activists and supporters is a worrying signal in Ethiopia.

Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa

“The return of mass arrests of opposition activists and supporters is a worrying signal in Ethiopia. These sweeping arrests risk undermining the rights to freedom of expression and association ahead of the 2020 elections,” said Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa.

Arrests took place across the state including in Finchawa town in West Guji Zone of Oromia, and Shambu town in Horo-Guduru Wallaga Zone of Oromia.

These sweeping arrests risk undermining the rights to freedom of expression and association ahead of the 2020 elections.

Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa

Among those arrested was Chaltu Takele, a prominent political activist. Police broke into her parents’ home in Shambu town, Horo-Guduru Wellaga at 5am on 26 January and arrested her. She is detained at the Shambu Police Station.

Chaltu Takele spent more than eight years in prison between 2008 and 2016 after being accused of being a member of the Oromo Liberation Front, which the Ethiopian government had listed as a “terrorist organization”. The Ethiopian Parliament delisted OLF and other political opposition groups from being proscribed terrorist groups in 2018. Chaltu was also arrested and briefly detained in 2017, and again 2019 while she was pregnant.

The weekend arrests are the latest in a long line of mass arrests of opposition activists. The Ethiopian police and military have been rounding up people for “rehabilitation training” since February 2019. After spending time in various military and police detention centres, most were released between September and November 2019.

OMN: Oduu Guyyaa (Amajji 27, 2020)

የዶ/ር ገመቹ መገርሳ ልብ የሚነካ ምሳሌ!
(FIB, OMN- 17/5/12)
“አንድ ሰው ልብሱን አውልቆ ዳር አስቀምጦ ዋና ሊዋኝ ወደ ወንዝ ገባ። እየዋኘ መሃል ደርሶ ወደ ልብሱ ሲመለከት አንድ ሌላ ሰው እርሱ ዳር አስቀምጦት የመጣውን ልብሱን ለብሶ ሲሄድ አየ። አይኑን ማመን አቃተው። እየዋኘ ወደ ዳር ወጣና ራቁቱን ሆኖ ሌባውን በሩጫ ተከተለው። ልክ ወደ ሌባው ሲቃረብ ሌሎች ሰዎች ደረሱና ለሌባው አገዙ። ባለ ልብስ ራቁቱን ነውና ማንም ሊያምነው አልቻለም። እንዲያውም እብድ ነው ብለው ገምተውታል። ሌባው ደግሞ የሀቀኛውን ልብስ ለብሶ ዘንጦ ኖሮ ታመነ።
የኦሮሞ ጉዳይም እንዲሁ ነው የሆነው። መሬቱን፣ሀብቱን፣ንብረቱን ሁሉ ተዘርፎ ራቁቱን ቀርቷል። ራቁቱን ስለሆነ ቢጮህ የሚያምነው አልተገኘም። እንደ እብድ እየቆጠሩት ነው። ሌባውና ዘራፊው ግን ባለሀብት መስሎ ይታያል። የኦሮሞን ሀብት ስለለበሰ በብዙዎች ታምኗል።
ኦሮሞ ግን ሰሚ ቢያጣም ሀቅ አለው፣ኦሮሞን ግብዞች እንደ እብድ ቢቆጥሩትም እርሱ እብድ አይደለም። ሀብቴን ተዘርፌያለሁ ብሎ ሲጮህ “የጥላቻ ንግግር” ይሉታል። ተበድያለሁ ሲል “የጥላቻ ንግግር” ይሉታል። የኦሮሞ ነገር እንዲህ ነው የሆነው!

ሀቅ ካላሸነፈ ሰላም አይኖርም!”

Don’t blame ‘televalgelitsts’ and ‘prophets’. They have done nothing wrong, they never asked to be related to Abiy and his fantasy Neo-Naftenga, Neo-Liberal political fantasy. Abiy is employing the art of deceiving he learnt from ‘prosperity gospel’ in politics,

Abiy has literally ‘anointment oil’ and cadres have to come take drop like a polio vaccine to fight against ‘negative thinking’ and ‘multiply their embezzling and cadre power’

Biyya Oromiyaa

“Janaral Asamminoo Xigeen ajjeefamus kaayyoo inni qabatee ka’ee Abiyyi itti fufsiisaa jira. Asamminoon Oromoo bakka waggaa 500 duraatti deebiseen aangoo harka Amaaraatti galcha jedhee yaade ture. Kanaafis miliishaa kumaatamaan leenjisee qopheeffatus karaatti hafe. Gama biraan, garaagarummaa inni Abiyyi waliin qabu aangoo qofa tureef eerga inni ajjeefamee booda Abiyyi mul’atuma jeneraalichaa itti fufsiisee jira. Fknf, Abiyyi miliishota Asaamminoo irraa dhaaluun unifoormii RIB itti uwwisee Wallaggatti bobbaasuun Oromoo cabsaa jira. Miliishonni kun jibba Oromoo fi olaantummaa Amaaraa deebisuuf waan leenji’aniif uummata keenya irratti badii hamaa hojjechuurraa duubatti kan hin deebine. Dubbii qondaalli MN Amaaraa obbo Amaaree Alaamirroo dubbate ‘naannoon Amaaraa WBO balleessuuf hojjechaa jira’ jedhes dhugaa kana akka ibsu tilmaamuu dandeenya. Hubadhaa Abiyyiif Asaamminoo adda kan godhu, tooftaa Amaara ta’anii Oromoo cabsuu yaaluu fi Oromoo fakkaatanii Oromoo diiguudha.
Walumaa galatti, duulli wallaggaa duula Oromoo cabsuun sirna nafxanyaa deebisanii gadi dhaabuudha. Nafxanyichi kana raawwachiisaa jirummoo Abiyyi!”

Yaya Beshir

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  1. The remedy for the great Oromo people is only one, and that remedy is in their own hands – acting in unison and defending themselves.

    Fascism is holding ground in Ethiopia and it is spearheaded by the neo-neftegna, using Abiy Ahmed and company as conductors. The signs of fascism in Ethiopia are alarmingly visible, and have engulfed the Amhara region where armed vigilante are free to massacre those they consider others including Oromo university students. Neftegna and neo-neftegna media are working hard to disseminate hatred propagandas while their “elite” are handling those in government. Abiy Ahmed who is their instrument is also working hard to imbed neftegna and neo-neftegna agendas in government policies and implement them under different pretexts. He has already unleashed his cadres and security forces on our people, and is doing everything in his power in order to force us to give up our national questions without offering crediable alternatives, regarding the fate of the Ethiopian nations in the Ethiopia he is hoping to create. He is engaged in evading our truth and has continued to erode the hope for multinational democratic Ethiopia.

    Albright (2018), in her book titled, Fascism: A Warning, points out one important characteristic fascism, which Abiy Ahmed and his neo-neftegna handlers are already exhibiting: “Gross misrule we call Fascism”. Abiy Ahmed is paving the way for the reincarnation of neftegna system. The primary targets of neo-neftegna fascism are the great Oromo people, and other historically subjugated Ethiopian nations are the next targets of the savagery vendettas of the uncivilized neftegna and neo-neftegna aggressions.

    If anyone is disillusioned about the political direction the Abiy administration is taking, he/she is probably in deep sleep, choosing to ignore realities. Abiy, from his background as well as his dealing with the neo-neftegna is bent on anti-Oromo policies and is also posing grave danger to all (“non-neftegna”) Ethiopians. For those who are still in the illusion that Abiy Ahmed is working towards democratizing Ethiopia, an old Czech saying (quoted in Albright, Ibid.), asserts that ‘it is no trick to make soup from a fish but making a fish out of soup is a challenge’.

    Abiy, during his first speech upon his ascendance to the throne, made it clear that he had no sympathy for or identification with the long Oromo struggle as well as the sufferings of other historically marginalized nations of Ethiopia. He started his term in office by lionizing the butchers of Ethiopia such as Menilik II and fantasizing his late mother’s dream of him becoming the 7th king of Ethiopia. The neftegna and neo-neftegna who have seen ego not pride in him immediately jumped in to fill the vacuum, and started to distance him (more) from his possible power base. Now, he is obviously a “one man band” who has naively chosen to alienate his would be constituency, and jumped the disastrous political train of the neftegna and neo-neftegna.

    The great Oromo people, qeerroo and qarree: Your destiny is in your own hands, and what you would achieve will depend on whether you act in unison and defend yourselves from the return of the neftegna and neo-neftegna, or whether you close your eyes and ears to the sufferings of your brothers and sisters and continue to look up to Abiy as “ilma Abba Gadaa”. Act in unison to assert yourselves as a nation, and get answers to your fundamental questions. Never allow either the Ethiopian government or their cadres to feed you on lies and false promises while their everyday activities clearly show their mission of reimposing the neftegna and neo-neftegna on the Oromo and other nations of Ethiopia. Never allow them to attack the Oromo people in one part of the country and enjoy their lives in other parts.

    Remember: “In politics, being deceived is no excuse”.

    Freedom, truth and justice prevail!

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