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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…

HRLHA: Open Letter to the Presidents of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

HRLHA: Open Letter to the  Presidents of the Intergovernmental  Authority on Development (IGAD)

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Open Letter to the Presidents of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) _______________________________________________ January 16, 2016 IGAD Secretariat Avenue Georges Clemenceau P.O. Box 2653 Djibouti Republic of Djibouti> info@igad.int Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, State House Road P.O Box: 40530-00100 Nairobi,…

The Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy Statement on the Current Situation in Ethiopia

The Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy Statement on the Current Situation in Ethiopia

The current situation in Ethiopia is no longer tenable and unless urgent measures are taken it will bring unmanage-able chaos in the Horn of Africa worse than the current situation in the Middle East. In 1992 and 1994, the Ethiopian regime declared an all out war against the civilian population…

TPLF Leaders will be Responsible for the Bleeding of the Oromo Nationals

TPLF Leaders will be Responsible for the Bleeding of the Oromo Nationals

Statement of the Oromo Liberation Front The bitter struggle the Oromo people are waging to protect their rights and to maintain their very existence as a nation and the sacrifices they are paying to defend the declaration war and an act of terrorism currently perpetrated on them by the TPLF-led…