November 16, 2013
The current Ethiopian government has continued widespread mass arrests, unlawful killings, and disappearances of innocent civilians its citizens over the last 21 or so years. Among the communities highly affected by such repression and oppression of the regime, the Oromo people is probably rated as number 1. Oromos have been unable to live in their country in peace since they fell under the rule of the current minority Ethiopian regime. This report partially captures the list of Oromos who have been unlawfully arrested, killed, or disappeared over a period of one year from November 2012 to November 2013, compiled by the National Youth Movement for Freedom and Democracy (NYMFD) aka Qeerroo. The report is by no means a comprehensive account of the actual number of people arrested, killed, and disappeared. It is rather a tiny fraction of what actually happened in Oromia and in the country at large. As it is very difficult to move in the country and compile reports because the government denies access to information, this report is only the widely known cases that were taken from Qeerroo website as it was reported over a period of one year.
As is known the National Youth Movement for Freedom and Democracy (NYMFD) aka Qeerroo was formed in 2011 by Oromo Youth to ignite the so called “Revolt Against Subjugation” (aka Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa) in Oromia with the objective of averting the repression of Oromo nationals by the Ethiopian authorities through civil disobedience.
List of Oromos fired from their job in Western Shoa Ejere district ( November 11-2012)
- Girma Ararsa, health professional
- Abbaba Gidira, health professional
- Dhaqqaba Tafarra, health professional
List of Oromo students dismissed from Madda Walabu University, November 15, 2012.
- Abdissa Degefa
- Beniyam Geremu
- Dagim Yitagezu
- Jirenya Nemomsa
- Yared Argata
- Wako Wariyo
- Liben Gelalcha
Student Abdi Bilisumma was thrown into jail for having this name (“Abdi Bilisumma” means “hope of Freedom”), November 25, 2012
Read More:- Qeerroo’s Annual Report Nov 2013