Ethiopia: Where is Dabbassa Guyyoo?

Ethiopia: Where is Dabbassa Guyyoo?

He is a prominent Oromo historian who has been working on the revitalization of the Oromo Gada system. He traveled the world to teach about the Gadaa System. Four years ago this educator was kidnapped from Kenya and his where about is not known. Many suspected that the Ethiopian government kidnapped Mr Guyyoo because of his work on Oromo history, especially the Gadaa system, which makes the milestone of Oromo nationalism. There is no better reason for Mr Guyyoo to be kidnapped except for teaching the values, cultures and history of the Oromo many believe.

UNESCO constitution affirms that the wide diffusion of culture and the education of humanity for justice and liberty and peace are indispensable to the dignity of man and constitute a sacred duty which all the nations must fulfil in a spirit of mutual assistance and concern. Moreover, UNESCO recently registered the Gadaa System as one of the ancient heritage of humankind. But Mr Guyyoo is kidnapped for teaching this human heritage that is recognized by the UN.

A year ago when the United Nations Human Rights Commission was in Ethiopia, I wrote to appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate and demand the immediate release of Mr Guyyoo.

However, Mr Guyyoo`s where-about is not yet known. The Ethiopian government claims that they have released all political prisoners. All concerned people should ask #WhereisMr. Guyyoo?

Via: Birhanu M Lenjiso

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