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February 20, 2014 | Privacy International | By Alinda Vermeer
After suffering years of persistent harassment, violence, and surveillance at the hands of his oppressive government, Tadesse Kersmo had enough. Tired of living under constant monitoring, Tadesse and his wife escaped Ethiopia, where they had been politically active for years, and were granted asylum in the United Kingdom in 2009.
It was only a few years later that they discovered that this escape was an illusion, and that they had been followed from Ethiopia to England. He may have left his country, but Tadesse was still a target. Continue Reading
በመጀመሪያ ይህን ጽሁፍ የምታነቡ ሰዎች በሙሉ የተዝረከረከ ከሆነባችሁ ይቅርታ እጠይቃለሁ። ከትናንት ከሰዐት በኋላ ጀምሮ እስካሁን ኢንተርኔትና ቴለቪዥን ላይ ያለማቋረጥ ተተክየ ስለቆየሁና በጥልቅ ሃዘን ስለተመታሁ አይምሮየ ትክክል ላይሆን ይችላል።
‘የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድን ወደ ሮም ይጓዝ የነበረ አውሮፕላን ጠልፎ ጄነቫ ላይ ያሳረፈው ረዳት አብራሪ እጁን ለስዊዝ ስጠ። ምክንያቱም ስዊዘርላንድ ውስጥ ጥገኝነት ለመጠየቅ ነው ብሏል።’ የሚለውን ዜና በርካታ የዜና ማሰራጫዎች ከየፊናቸው አስተያየት ጋር አቅርበውታል። የዜና ማሰራጫዎች ብቻ ሳይሆኑ የተለያዩ ወገኖች ያሻቸውን ብለዋል። የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች የሰብዐዊ መብት ተሟጋቾችና እንደ አቤ ቶኪቻው ያሉ ቀልደኞች የየራሳቸውን ሃሳብ ለማስተላለፍ ተጠቅመውበታል። በጣም አሳዝኝ ነገር ነው። ሁሉም የየራሱን እምነት ለማስተላለፍ እንጂ እሱስ ምን ሆኖ ይሆን ብሎ አለማሰቡ ልብ ይሰብራል። Continue Reading
Waa’ee Goota Oromoo kana hangam beektu laata? Ani yeroon dhaggeeffadhee baayyee garaa koo na raasee. Hundumtuu kan dhaggeeffachuu qabu!!! mee al tokko gurra keessaan achii as qabaa ti seenaa nama kanaa dhaggeeffadhaa!!
Please note the ‘Oromo First’ in Oslo, Norway, has been postponed – according to the organizers.
OROMO FIRST& OROMIYAA TIYYAA AT OSLO/NORWAY
Gaafa 29.03.2014, IHOOn “Oromo First” fi “Oromiyaa tiyya” waliin magaala Oslotti walgahii ummataa fi galgala aadaa qindeessaa jira.
Guyyaadhuma kana “Oromo First” community engagement irraa Obbo Jawar Mohammed kan argamu yoo ta’u artistotni dhufan ammoo:
1. Hacalu Hundessa
2. Abush Zeleke
Qophiin kun galma itti gaggeeffamufi sa’aa sagantaan itti jalqabu akkasumas odeefannoo dabalataa irra deebine isinii ergina. Warri dhaamsa kana argattanis warra odeeffannoo hinarganeef nudabarsaa.
Koree, Ijaarsa Hawaasa Oromoo Oslo