Calgary’s Ethiopian community calls on government to condemn human rights violations

Calgary’s Ethiopian community calls on government to condemn human rights violations

BY 660 NEWS

Demonstrators with the Oromo-Canadian Association of Alberta march in a rally for justice against human rights violations in Ethiopia. (CREDIT: Oromo-Canadian Association Association of Alberta)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Ethiopian community of Calgary is protesting the deterioration of human rights in the Oromia, regional state of the country.

The situation in Ethiopia has worsened since the killing of a prominent Oromo singer-songwriter in June.

Chairperson for the Oromo-Canadian Community Association of Alberta, Mohamed Abazinab, said the torturing and killing of people overseas are affecting those living inc

Calgary

“Our people are psychologically affected here,” he said

“We want people in Calgary to feel sympathy and to stand for human rights.”

The group held from City Hall to the front of the CityNews building on 7 Ave. SW, calling on the Canadian government to condemn the human rights violations taking place in Ethiopia and to introduce sanctions.


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