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በትናንትናው እለት August 26/2016 በጀርመን ሃገር በፍራንክፈርት ከተማ ታላቅ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ ተካሄደ

“የአማራና የኦሮሞ ህዝብ በተባበረ ክንድ ያሸንፋል”

Reported by : Alemayehu Kidanewold

በጀርመን የኢትዮጵያን ስደተኞች ምክር ቤት እና በዲፒሀር ኢንተርቴይመንት አማካኝነት የተዘጋጀው ይህ የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ ብዙ ህዝብ በተገኘበት በትናንትናው እለት August 26/2016 በጀርመን ሃገር በፍራንክፈርት ከተማ ተካሂዱዋል::

የተቃውሞ ሰልፉ ዋና አላማ የወያኔ ወሮ በላ ቡድን በኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ላይ የሚያደርሰውን ዘርፈ ብዙ በደሎች በአስቸኩዋይ እንዲያቆምና ለህዝቦች ጥያቄ አዎንታዊ ምላሽ እንዲሰጥ ለማስገደድ ብሎም በሃገር ቤት እየተደረገ ላለው ህዝባዊ እምቢተኝነት አጋርነትን ለመግለጽ ነበር::

Massive Ethiopians protest underway in frankfurt Germany

በመላው ጀርመን የሚኖሩና ከሌሎች ሃገሮችም የመጡ ኢትዮጵያን የተሳተፉበት ይህ ትይንተ ህዝብ በነበረው የህዝብ ቁጥር ብዛት የተነሳ በታሪክም የመጀመርያው ሳይሆን እንደማይቀር ይገመታል::

ንጹሁን የኢትዮጲያን ባንዲራ ከፍ አድርጎ በማውለብለብና በከፍተኛ ስሜት እልህና ቁጭት እየተገደሉ ያሉትን ጀግናና ሰማእት ኢትዮጵያንን ፎቶዋቸውን በመያዝ ጥቁር በጥቁር ልብስ በመልበስ ድምጻቸውን ከፍ አድርገው ይሄ አረመኔ አገዛዝ እያደረሰ ያለውን ፋሺስታዊ ጭካኔ ለአለም ህዝብ አሳይተዋል::

በሰላማዊ ሰልፍ ብሶቱን ለተናገረ ህዝብ ምላሹ በአጋዚ ጦር በጥይት መጨረስ የተያያዘውን ይህን ደም መጣጭ አውሬ በአስቸኩዋይ በቃህ ልንለው እንደሚገባ ተቃዋሚው በአንድ ድምጽ አሰምቶዋል::

 

ሰበር ዜና : አሁን ላይ ቡሬ በተኩስ እየተናጠች ነዉ

# ሰበር ዜና # አሁን ላይ ቡሬ በተኩስ እየተናጠች ነዉ፤ቁጥራቸዉን በዉል ባናዉቅም የሞቱ ሰዎችም አሉ።ጎበዝ የገረመኝ እና በህይወቴ ያዘንኩበት ያለቀስኩበት ቀን ቢኖርልጆቻቸዉ የሞቱባቸዉን እናቶች የሲቃ ለቅሶ የሰማሁባትን በዛሬዋን መሪር ቀን ነዉ።እናቶች በልጆቻቸዉ ሞት እኛንም ጨምሩን እያሉ መርት ወድቀዉ ሲያለቅሱ ሳያቸዉ ጎበዝ ብታምኑም ባታምኑም እንባ አዉጥቼ እልቅሻለሁ። ለቅሶዬ ሰዉ ሆኜ ስለተፈጠርኩ እንጂ ለቅሶ በራሱ በነፃነት የምንተነፍስበት አየር ይሰጠናል ብዬ አይደለም። ከህዝብ በተፈጠሩ በአርያ ስላሴ ሰዉ ሆነዉ ነገር ሰዉ በላ በሆኑ አጋዚዎች ለምን ይሄን ያክል ጭካኔ? ለምን ይሄን ያክል ጥፋት? ብዬ ጥያቄ ዉስጥ ገብቼ አመረርኩ። በአመርም ባለቅስም ለዛሬ መልስ የለዉም። ምን አልባት ጊዜና መስዋእት የሚፈታዉ ጉዳይ ይሆናል።በነገራችን ላይ ዛሬ በቡሬ ላይ ሞት ብቻ አይደለም የተስተናገደዉ ብዙዎችም ተደብድበዉ ቆስለዋል። ከተማዋ በሰዉ በላ አጋዚዎችና መከላከያ ወታደሮች ተጥለቅልቃለች። ሚካኤል አካባቢ ያለዉን ህዝብ ለመበተን እየጣሩ ነዉ ህዝቡ ግን አሁንም ተቃዉሞዉን አጠናክረን ቀጥለናል። ከወዲህ ከወዲያም የተኩስ ድምፅ እያስተጋባ ይገኛል። በእኛ ላይም አስለቃሽ ጋዝና የባሩድ ጭስ አልብሶናል። ጎበዝ እንያ በልጆቻቸዉ ሞት የሚያለቅሱ እናቶች ድምፅ ጆሮዬ ዉስጥ ገብቶ ግን ለምን እያልኩኝ አሁንም እያስለቀሰኝ ነዉ። ልጆቻቸዉም ለአንዴ ላይመለሱ አሽልበዋል።voice Of Amhara!!!

አትሌት ፈይሳን ለመርዳት ሦስት ሰዎች ሪዮ ገብተዋል 102 ሺሕ ዶላር ተሰብስቦለታል


አትሌት ፈይሳ ሌሊሳ

አትሌት ፈይሳ ሌሊሳ

እሁድ እለት በተካሄደው የሪዮ ኦሎምፒክ የማራቶን ውድድር ሁለተኛ ሆኖ ያጠናቀቀው የ26 ዓመቱ አትሌት ፈይሳ ሌሊሳ በሪዮ ኦሎምፒክ የብር ሜዳልያ ይልቅ የውድድር መስመሩን ሲያጠናቅቅ፤ ያሳየው ሁለት እጆቹን የማጠላለፍ ምልክት ነው።

ፈይሳ ይህን ምልክት ለምን እንዳሳየ ከአሜሪካ ድምጽ ተጠይቆም፤ “በሀገሬ ትልቅ ችግር አለ። መንግሥትን መቃወም አደገኛ ነው። ሰዎች እየተገደሉና እየታሠሩ ነው። ከተማሪነት ጀምሮ ይህን እያየሁ ነው። ነፃነት የለም። ለረጅም ጊዜ በውስጤ የታመቀ ስሜት ነው ፈንቅሎ የወጣው። በዚህ ድርጊት ሕዝቤን ነፃ አወጣለሁ የሚል እምነት ባይኖረኝም የሚደረገውን ጭቆና ግን ለዓለም ማኅበረሰብ እንዳሳይበት ይረዳኛል። ከዚህ በኋላ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ አልመለስም ብመለስ እታሠራለሁ “ ብሏል።

ከዚህ ቀጥሎ አነጋጋሪ እየሆነ የመጣው ፈይሳ ይህን ምልክት ያሳየው የፖለቲካና የኃይማኖት መልዕክት ማስተላለፍ በማይቻልበት የስፖርት መድረክ ላይ በመሆኑ መዳሊያውን ሊቀማ ይችላል፤ ቅጣትም ሊጠብቀው ይችላል የሚል አስተያየት ይሰጣል።

ፈይሳ ይህን ተጠይቆ ነበር።

አትሌቱ አሁን በሪዮ ይገኛል ቀጣይ ሕይወቱን በተመለከተ ሁኔታውን ነገሮችን የሚያስተካክሉለት ሦስት ሰዎች ሬዮ መግባታቸውንና 91 ሺሕ ዶላር መሰብሰቡን ከአስተባባሪዎቹ አንዱ በዩናይትድ ስቴትስ የሚገኙት ዶ/ር ሰለሞን አንጋሼ ለአሜሪካ ድምፅ ተናግረዋል።

Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa ‘could be killed’ after protest against Ethiopian government

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An Olympic marathon runner marked winning his silver medal by staging a dramatic protest against the Ethiopian government – risking his own life in the process.

Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms above his head as he crossed the finish line in second place following the gruelling 26.2 mile race yesterday.

The gesture is a sign of solidarity with the Oromo people, who are protesting against being moved from their farmland by the country’s government.

The runner, who was defeated by Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, claimed he may have to flee his home nation after making the sign.

At a press conference following the race, Lilesa repeated the sign and said if the Ethiopian government “did not kill him” they would “put him in prison”.

He said: “The Ethiopian government is killing my people so I stand with all protests anywhere as Oromo is my tribe.

“My relatives are in prison and if they talk about democratic rights they are killed. I raised my hands to support with the Oromo protest.

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Second place: Feyisa Lilesa with his silver medal after running a grueling 26.2 miles in Rio (Getty Images)

“If not kill me, they will put me in prison.

“I have not decided yet, but maybe I will move to another country.”

Numerous protests have struck Ethiopia this year, including rows over government attempts to reallocate land in the Oromo and Amhara regions.

Protesters in the Amhara region – from the Welkait community – took to the streets of the city of Gondar in July over the reallocation plans.

The Oromos, who make up around a third of the population, believe that they have been excluded from the country’s political process and economic development.

According to the BBC, New York-based Human Rights Watch says that more than 400 people were killed in clashes with the security forces in Oromia, although the government disputes this figure.

READ MORE : Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa ‘could be killed’ after protest against Ethiopian government

 

ኢትዮጵያዊው ፈይሳ ላሊሳ በሪዮ ኦሎምፒክ ማራቶን የብር ሜዳሊያ አገኘ – እጁን ወደላይ በማጣመር ለትግሉ ያለውን አጋርነት አሳየ

 

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(ዘ-ሐበሻ) በሪዮ ኦሎምፒክ በወንዶች ማራቶን ኢትዮጵያ የብር ሜዳሊያ አገኘች:: ኢትዮጵያዊው ፈይሳ ላሊሳ በኬኒያዊው አትሌት ኤሉድ ኪፕቾጌ ተቀድሞ 2ኛ ቢገባም ውድድሩን በሚያጠናቅቅበት ወቅት የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ባለፈው 10 ወራት ካለማቋረጥ እየተጠቀመበት ያለውን እጅን ወደላይ ማጣመር በማሳየት ለትግሉ ያለውን አጋርነት አሳይቷል::

በዚህ የማራቶን ውድድር አሜሪካዊው ግሌን ሩፕ 3ኛ ሲወጣ ኤርትራዊው አትሌት ግርማይ ገብረስላሴ 4ኛ ሆኖ አጠናቋል::

ኬንያዊው አትሌት ውድድሩን ለመጨረስ 2:08:44 ሲፈጅበት ኢትዮጵያዊው ፈይሳ 2:09:54 ገብቷል:: 3ኛ የወጣው አሜሪካዊው ግሌን 2:10:05 በመግባት 3ኛ ሆኗል::

ፈይሳ ዛሬ በብዙ ሚሊዮኖች በተከታተሉት የኦሎምፒኩ ሜዳ ላይ እጁን ወደላይ አጣምሮ መንግስትን መቃወሙና ከሕዝብ ጎን አጋርነቱን ማሳየቱ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የትግራይ ነጻ አውጪ መንግስት በሕዝቦች ላይ እየፈጸመ ያለውን ግድያና የሰብ አዊ መብት ጥሰት ዓለም አቀፉ ማህበረሰብ ትኩረት እንዲያደርጉበት የራሱን ጫና ያሳድራል::

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What is triggering Ethiopia’s unrest?

Calls for international investigation emerge following deaths of more than 100 people in demonstrations last week.

Calls for an international investigation in Ethiopia have surfaced after more than 100 people were killed in demonstrations.

The violence has led to 400 deaths since November, 100 of them in the last week alone, according to human rights groups.

The Ethiopian government is accused of using excessive force in the Oromia and Amhara regions, where protesters have been calling for political reforms.

Human rights groups have called the response ruthless, while the UN wants to send international observers to investigate.

Ethiopia has denied that request, saying it alone is responsible for the security of its citizens.

But what can be done to ensure the Ethiopian government respects human rights?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault

Guests:

Getachew Reda – Ethiopian communications affairs minister

Felix Horne – Ethiopia researcher for Human Rights Watch

Ezekiel Gebissa – Profesor of History and African studies at Kettering University

Source: Al Jazeera :What is triggering Ethiopia’s unrest?

Ethiopia: Dozens killed as police use excessive force against peaceful protesters

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At least 97 people were killed and hundreds more injured when Ethiopian security forces fired live bullets at peaceful protesters across Oromia region and in parts of Amhara over the weekend, according to credible sources who spoke to Amnesty International.

Thousands of protesters turned out in Oromia and Amhara calling for political reform, justice and the rule of law. The worst bloodshed – which may amount to extrajudicial killings – took place in the northern city of Bahir Dar where at least 30 people were killed in one day.

“The security forces’ response was heavy-handed, but unsurprising. Ethiopian forces have systematically used excessive force in their mistaken attempts to silence dissenting voices,” said Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes.

“These crimes must be promptly, impartially and effectively investigated and all those suspected of criminal responsibility must be brought to justice in fair trials before ordinary civilian courts without recourse to death penalty.”

Information obtained by Amnesty International shows that police fired live bullets at protesters in Bahir Dar on 7 August, killing at least 30. Live fire was also used in Gondar on 6 August, claiming at least seven lives.

The security forces’ response was heavy-handed, but unsurprising. Ethiopian forces have systematically used excessive force in their mistaken attempts to silence dissenting voices
Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes

No deaths were reported from the Addis Ababa protests, but photos and videos seen by Amnesty International show police beating protesters with batons at Meskel Square, the capital’s main public space.

In Oromia and Amhara, hundreds were arrested and are being held at unofficial detention centres, including police and military training bases.

“We are extremely concerned that the use of unofficial detention facilities may expose victims to further human rights violations including torture and other forms of ill-treatment,” said Michelle Kagari.

“All those arrested during the protests must be immediately and unconditionally released as they are unjustly being held for exercising their right to freedom of opinion.”

Background

The protests in Oromia are a continuation of peaceful demonstrations that began in November 2015 against a government masterplan to integrate parts of Oromia into the capital Addis Ababa. Deaths were reported in multiple towns in the region, including Ambo, Adama, Asassa, Aweday, Gimbi, Haromaya, Neqemte, Robe and Shashemene.

The protests in Amhara began on 12 July 2016 when security forces attempted to arrest Colonel Demeka Zewdu, one of the leaders of the Wolqait Identity and Self-Determination Committee, for alleged terrorism offences.

Wolqait is an administrative district in Tigray Region that was part of Amhara Region before the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) came to power 1991. It has been agitating for reintegration into Amhara for the last 25 years.

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More than 30 killed in Ethiopia protests: opposition /Aljazeera/

Opposition party says at least 33 protestors shot dead by security forces in Oromia region and dozens detained.

Protests accusing the government of unfairly distributing wealth have also hit the capital [File: Reuters]
Protests accusing the government of unfairly distributing wealth have also hit the capital [File: Reuters]

/Aljazeera/ At least 33 people were shot dead by security forces in Ethiopia at the weekend in protests linked to an aborted government attempt to commandeer local land, opposition party officials said.

Police fired tear gas and blocked roads to several towns in the vast Oromia region as demonstrations erupted after a call from a spontaneous social media movement.

Ethiopian authorities had imposed a blanket internet blockade over the weekend.

Oromia saw unrest for several months until early this year, sparked by plans to allocate farmland in the region surrounding the capital for development.

Authorities scrapped the land scheme in January, but protests have flared again over the continued detention of opposition demonstrators.

At the weekend, protesters chanted anti-government slogans and waved dissident flags. Some demanded the release of jailed opposition politicians.


READ MORE: The ‘Ethiopia rising’ narrative and the Oromo protests


“So far, we have compiled a list of 33 protesters killed by armed security forces that included police and soldiers but I am very sure the list will grow,” Mulatu Gemechu, Deputy Chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, told the Reuters news agency.

The deaths took place in at least 10 towns across Oromia, he said, including Ambo, Dembi Dolo, and Nekemt – areas that were engulfed by previous rounds of protests.

“Twenty-six people have also been injured, while several have been detained,” Mulatu said. Three members of his party were also being held, he said.

Government officials were not immediately available for comment, Reuters said.

The state-owned Ethiopian News Agency said “illegal protests” staged by “anti-peace forces” had been brought under control, but it did not mention casualties.

Oromia is the second region to be hit by unrest in the past few days. In Amhara, at least two people were killed in the ancient city of Gonder in clashes over the status of a disputed territory.

Tensions have been rumbling for two decades over the status of Wolkayt district – a stretch of land that protesters from Amhara say was illegally incorporated into the neighbouring Tigray region to the north.

Source: Reuters

Deaths and detentions in Ethiopia as protests flare

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Six people have been reported killed in the country’s Gondar region, and dozens detained during a rally in Addis Ababa.

Saturday's rally was the first rally to be held in Addis Ababa after a series of Oromo and Amhara protests elsewhere [Reuters]
Saturday’s rally was the first rally to be held in Addis Ababa after a series of Oromo and Amhara protests elsewhere [Reuters]

At least six people have been reported killed over two days of protests in Ethiopia while dozens were arrested in the capital, Addis Ababa.

A source told Al Jazeera that four people were killed on Saturday in the northern Gondar region, in addition to two people killed in the area on Friday. Located 700km north of Addis Ababa, Gondar is a region dominated by the ethnic Amharas.

Ethiopian authorities would not confirm the death toll.

The reported deaths come as dozens of ethnic Oromo protesters were arrested in Addis Ababa on Saturday.

At least 500 Oromo people – protesting against alleged economic inequality and discrimination – gathered amid a heavy police presence on the capital’s main Meskel Square.

The protesters, who shouted slogans such as “we want our freedom” and “free our political prisoners”, were dispersed by police using batons. Dozens were arrested.

READ MORE: The ‘Ethiopia rising’ narrative and the Oromo protests

A Reuters news agency video of the confrontation showed unarmed protesters being beaten and kicked by police officers, as protesters ran to evade arrest.

Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn on Friday announced a ban on demonstrations, which “threaten national unity” and called on police to use all means at their disposal to prevent them.

The rally was organised by opposition groups from the Oromo, Ethiopia’s biggest ethnic group, who have held protests for months against what they say is government discrimination. They have been joined recently by ethnic Amharas, and protests have been reported in other parts of the country.

The Oromo and Amhara together make up the majority of Ethiopia’s population and claim they suffer discrimination in favour of ethnic Tigrayans, who they say occupy the key jobs in the government and security forces.

Ethiopian authorities told the AFP news agency that at least a dozen people have been killed in clashes with police over territorial disputes in recent weeks.

Local people told AFP there had been rallies and clashes with police in the city of Ambo and Nemekte, in the Oromo region, as well as a calls for protests in Baher Dar in the Amhara region.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies