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Ethiopia: Protest Crackdown Killed Hundreds

Ethiopia: Protest Crackdown Killed Hundreds

Free Wrongfully Held Detainees, Independent Inquiry Needed (Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and others, and arrested tens of thousands more during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015. The Ethiopian government should urgently support a credible, independent investigation into the killings, arbitrary…

Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) Categorically Condemns the Past and Ongoing Massacre of Unarmed Civilians by TPLF/EPRDF’s Ethiopian Government

Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) Categorically Condemns the Past and Ongoing Massacre of Unarmed Civilians by TPLF/EPRDF’s Ethiopian Government

Press Release on the occasion of 14th Commemorative anniversary of Sidama Loqqee Massacre and the Massacre of the other civilians. May 30, 2016, London The repeated massacres and genocides of past 25 years that the TPLF’s barbaric regime has committed on unarmed civilians of all regions-and the ongoing indiscriminate massacres…

Ethiopia: Endless Injustices against Oromo Nation in the Name of Law Enforcement

Ethiopia: Endless Injustices against Oromo Nation in the Name of Law Enforcement

HRLHA Press  Release May 3, 2016 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly condemns the TPLF/EPRDF Government’s endless manipulations of the justice system to its own political ends, which was once again manifested in the fully fabricated allegations and charges filed against 22 (twenty-two) Oromo nationals.…

OLF in the Swedish Parliament and Oromo Youth in Global Intercultural Show

OLF  in the Swedish Parliament  and Oromo Youth in Global Intercultural Show

“Banned and forced out of Transitional Government”: Struggle for National Rights and Democracy, in the Era of a “New World Order” – the Case of OLF by Shigut Geleta full speech, Dr. Dear Mr. Chairman, Esteemed members of the Swedish Parliament, Dear Honourable guest speakers, Ladies and Gentlemen, First of…

Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped

Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped

HRLHA Appeal  and Request for Immediate Action Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped HRLHA Appeal  and Request for Immediate Action For Immediate Release April 17, 2016 Terrorist and Criminal attacks targeting  Oromo youth, and children, and even pregnant women have continued unabated since…

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Ethiopia

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Ethiopia

U.S. Department of State BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR Report, April 13, 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Ethiopia is a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. On May 24, the country held national and regional elections for…

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

(Human Rights Watch) — Since November, state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to hit the country since the 2005 election but has barely registered internationally. And with the protests now in their fifth month, there…

Resolution of the PAFD’s Public Meeting on 9th of April, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main Germany

Resolution of the PAFD’s Public Meeting on 9th  of  April, 2016 in Frankfurt am  Main Germany

The Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) public meeting hosted by Oromo Student Union and Ogaden Community in Germany was held on 9th of April 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was attended by two Executive committee members of PAFD, human rights advocators, invited guests, Veteran members of…

Resolution of the first Congress of Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)

Resolution of the first Congress of Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)

Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) held its first successful general congress from March 21st to 25th 2016 in Eritrean capital, Asmara. The Congress has discussed the status of our collective struggle in particular, the current situation in Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa and the world in details. PAFD…

Lasting Peace Can Only Be Attained When People’s Rights Are Respected

Lasting Peace Can Only Be Attained When People’s Rights Are Respected

(OLF press Release) The Oromo people‟s protest to end the military occupation of Oromia and to demand their natural and internationally recognized rights has been going on without interruption for the last four months. During this time, our people and members of the revolutionary youth have conducted themselves with unparalleled…

PAFD’s statement on current deal of the Chinas-Ethiopia- Djibouti Gas Exploitation in Ogaden, Ethiopia

PAFD’s statement on current deal of the Chinas-Ethiopia- Djibouti Gas Exploitation in Ogaden, Ethiopia

Issued by Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) The Ethiopian government’s “development strategy,” is founded on its policy of leasing millions of hectares of land to foreign investors, regardless of the rights and consequences for the local communities that depend on those lands. Implementation of this strategy as it…

Ethiopia: No Let Up in Crackdown on Protests

Ethiopia: No Let Up in Crackdown on Protests

Killings, Detention of Protesters Enter Fourth Month Nairobi (HRW) – Ethiopian security forces are violently suppressing the largely peaceful protests in the Oromia region that began in November 2015. Almost daily accounts of killings and arbitrary arrests have been reported to Human Rights Watch since 2016 began. Security forces, including…

CALL FOR PAFD PUBLIC MEETING, Frankfurt, Germany 12th of March 2016

CALL FOR PAFD PUBLIC MEETING, Frankfurt, Germany 12th of March 2016

PEOPLES‘ALLIANCE FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY (PAFD) will address the public on 12th of March 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Every interested is invited to attend this meeting to understand the objectives of the Alliance and current political situation in Ethiopia. The meeting will start at 12.00am and will end…

Ethiopia: Life-Threatening Situations in Kalitti Jail

Ethiopia: Life-Threatening Situations in Kalitti Jail

Oromo Voices from Ethiopia Prisons HRLHA Urgent Action The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concerns regarding the safety of Oromo prisoners in the Kalitti Jail in Addis Ababa/Finfinne in Ethiopia. According to information leaked out from the Jail and obtained…

PAFD Strongly Condemns the Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella Region

PAFD Strongly Condemns the Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella Region

On January 27, 2016, around 2:00 am local time, ‘special police’ from the regional administration of Gambella aided by local militia attacked Anuak civilians all over the region. Subsequently, the death of more than four dozen of Anuak civilians have been reported; and the indiscriminate massacre of unarmed Gambella civilians…

Press release of Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) on the EU’s resolution

Press release of Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) on the EU’s resolution

The PAFD extends its most sincere gratitude to the EU Parliament in general and to those who were the sponsors of the Ethiopian resolution, including members from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D), the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and Greens/European Free Alliance (G/EFA) of the EU parliamentary…

The Hard Truth: Justice Must Be Served

The Hard Truth: Justice Must Be Served

HRLHA’s  Statement on the  USA, EU and UN concerns on the Oromo Nation Uprise January 22, 2016 The  tireless voices for the voiceless spoken by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) and others- for…