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Bring The Ethiopian Government to Justice for Genocidal Crimes Committed Against Oromos

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Bring The Ethiopian Government to Justice for Crimes Committed Against Oromos

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The Ethiopian Government has so far extra judicially killed thousands of Oromos and hundreds Amharas for peacefully asking for their constitutional rights. The level of imprisonment without court orders have risen in to tens of thousands (which the Ethiopian Government itself admitted doing) equivalent to just amassing a certain groups without due diligence of the judiciary.

It is a recent phenomenon that several Oromo athletes protested against the Ethiopian Government acts during the recent Olympic in Rio and subsequently several other sporting events raising international awareness and publicity so that the International Community and the World to put pressure on Ethiopian Government for its acts against the Oromos.

Despite all these, he Ethiopian Government genocidal acts have continued to be overlooked which gave the same government to continue its acts directly and most recently indirectly by conducting several more killings, arrests and disappearances of Oromos using the Somali Special Forces.

Several credible International organizations, news media, activist groups, and governments (including the US Government) have made reports, matters of serious concern, and warnings against the Ethiopian Government Acts.

1.     https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/01/12/ethiopia-year-brutality-restrictions

2.     https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2016/country-chapters/ethiopia

3.     http://www.african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/au-calls-for-restraint-encourages-dialogue-following-protests-in-ethiopia?lang=en

4.     http://unpo.org/article/19573

5.     http://www.newsweek.com/oromo-protests-why-ethiopias-biggest-ethnic-group-demonstrating-430793

6.     http://www.newsweek.com/hailemariam-desalegn-oromia-protests-429859?rx=us

7.     http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37316693

8.     https://www.opride.com/2016/10/07/the-irreecha-massacre-explained-the-who-what-where-and-why/

9.     http://kichuu.com/liyu-police-attacked-innocent-oromo/

10.  https://ademmisoma24.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/somali-liyu-police-launches-cross-boarder-attacks-against-the-oromo/

11.  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-23/perth-ethiopians-protest-against-government-crackdown/7957728

12.  http://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=400152

Why Genocide Claim

According to Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG)– to which Ethiopia is signatory, committing below points in part or fully define genocide:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

The Ethiopian Government in the last two months is carrying out systematic ethnic cleansing against Oromos through deployment of the Somali Special Police Forces against Oromos to commit killings, arrests, disappearances of select Oromo community members, takeover of territories, public institutes (such as schools, administrative offices etc.) in the East and in less than a week another front of crimes against Oromos in the West has been started using the Gambela Region armed forces. 

Photos from Recent Somali Special Police Forces committing genocide against Oromos and takeover of territories from Oromia can be available.

The Ethiopian Government, long ago fulfilled the punishable elements of acts of Genocide as its own acts fully entail core elements of Genocide – “intent” and “acts”. The CPPCG clearly indicates punishable acts as stated below:

Article III:  The following acts shall be punishable

(a) Genocide;

(b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;

(c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;

(d) Attempt to commit genocide;

(e) Complicity in genocide.

Please, sign this petition and save Ethiopians and help make historical lessons for other rogue governments in Africa and the rest of the world that ordinary citizens can bring powerful governments to justice.

Note: My name is hidden because for fear of retribution against my family. I still fear that Ethiopian Government elements may track me down for my identity but I cannot keep silent when thousands are killed and imprisoned by the rogue government in Ethiopia. 



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