Nimoona Ijjigu, author, Qeerroo activist and former detainee with OLF leader Gamachu Ayana, was taken with three other Qeerroo activists out of prison in Nekemte and executed on 17 December 2021 (Report 59, p.21).
Buruse Lamma, survivor of the Warra Jarso massacre, North Showa. In Warra Jarso district, North Showa, on 3 May 2022, eighteen people, including teenagers and the elderly, were taken by security forces to a cliff in a place called Badhadha Gabreli and executed. Buruse Lamma managed to escape by faking death and then rolling off the cliff (OSG Report 60, p.5).
Boruu Fantallee , one of 14 Karrayyuu Gadaa leaders executed on 1 December 2021 (Reports 58, pp.10-11; 59, pp.15-18).
Teachers and parents of two, Getachew Kisi and his wife Genet Birri were forced out of their home in Kachisi town, Gindeberet district, West Showa, by government Oromia Special Forces and shot dead in front of their children on 6 May 2022. Genet was 7 months pregnant (OSG Report 60, p.5).
More than 200 homes were burnt down in Warra Jarso district North Showa in early May (OSG Report 60, p.7).
Hasan Anbese was one of at least 17 young Oromo in Gambella City, Gambella Region, shot dead by government forces on 14 June. Selected for execution because they spoke in Afaan Oromo, they were rounded up in house-to-house searches before being shot dead on the street with their hands tied behind them (OSG Report 60, p.6). Addis Standard 14 June and FNN News 21 June included report and video footage of Hasan’s killing.
April 26, 2023. Oromo Advocacy and Human Rights Groups Statement on Announced Peace Negotiations between the Ethiopian Government and the Oromo Liberation Army
We, a coalition of Oromo advocacy and human rights organizations based in the United States, Canada and Europe with knowledge, lived experiences,…
Report 62, 24 April 2023. War on Oromia: Drone strikes, executions, killings and ethnic cleansing
Deaths have resulted from drone strikes on civilians in areas where OLA has support, executions by government security forces and…
Press Release 7 March 2023. OLF leaders critically ill in unlawful detention.
At least seven top officials among dozens of imprisoned leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) are critically ill. They…