Stop Unspeakable Abuses, Prevent Deportation of Oromo
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There should be no place for state-sponsored armed gangs terrorizing people in eastern Ethiopia, killing and displacing thousands – and we are asking for your help to try and stop it.
In today’s world we like to believe that governments don’t use mercenaries to wage covert wars against their own citizens. We like to think that ethnic cleansing does not happen because leaders cannot keep their evil deeds secret. Anyone with an iPhone can capture them and broadcast them around the world.
What we like to think is a bit passé is happening. The Ethiopian government, using a shadowy armed gang called Liyyu Hayil (Special Forces), has been terrorizing people in the Somali and Oromia regional state of Ethiopia.
The Liyyu Hayil has been terrorizing and killing Somali people within the Somali National Regional State of Ethiopia since 2008. It has extended its death mission to the Oromia Regional State, the largest and most populous in the Ethiopian federation. Nearly 500,000 Oromo residents of the Somali region have been forced to leave their homes and deported to the Oromia region.
Sign this petition urging the Ethiopian government to disband the Liyyu Hayil and stop the heinous atrocities immediately.
The atrocities of the Liyyu Hayil has been documented by in Human Rights Watch reports and media outlets, including the Guardian, AllAfrica, OPride. International media outlets, and media organizations and activists abroad have reported on the situation.
My colleagues and I have signed an open letter to raise awareness about the ethnic-cleansing in-the-making. This week, 55,000 have been rounded up, loaded on trucks and dumped off in the territory of the Oromia region.
Sign this petition to join us in urging the international community to prevent the deportation of Oromo that is already underway.
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