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Demonstrators arrested, beaten and shot dead

 

At least 16 peaceful student demonstrators were shot dead by the Agazi, Ethiopia’s riot police, between 28 April and 1 May. Protests against the planned extension of Addis Ababa city administration, which would evict thousands of farmers and split Oromia Region in two, were met with live ammunition and indiscriminate beating.

Several killings were in Ambo, where 27,000 reportedly took to the streets, but demonstrations were also met with violence in Guder, Adama, Dire Dawa, Robe, Jimma, Metu, Nekemt, Gimbi and Dembi Dollo – high schools and universities in central, east and west Oromia Region.

 

Sources claimed 25 – 50 were killed. At least seven were confirmed dead in Ambo alone. Many were badly injured and hundreds were taken from streets and university campuses to places of detention, where protestors and opposition party supporters are routinely tortured and raped.

 

Names of confirmed dead, injured or detained are given overleaf. Those killed include Endale Desalegn (Temesgen), and Tasfaye Gashe,  both ninth grade students in Ambo.

 

Individuals in the UK are requested to write to their MPs, requesting them to ask the Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, and the Minister for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, what the British Government intends to do in response to this latest episode of killing and detaining peaceful demonstrators.

 

Killed:

 

Ababa Kumsa             Wallega

Abdi Kamal                Guder Junior Secondary School

Abdisa Nagasa           Wallega

Endale Desalegn (or Temesgen) Ambo High School

Falmata Bayecha        Jimma  5th yr Medicine

Galana Adaba            Jimma  3rd yr Governance

Getachew Daraje        Jimma  3rd yr Governence

Getahun Jirata                        Guder Junior Secondary School

Gexe Tafari                Wallega

Gurmu Damxoo         Guder Junior Secondary School

Hussen Umar              Jimma

Israel Habtamu           Jimma

Kumala Guddisa        Guder Junior Secondary School

Tadesse Gashee          Ambo  Liban Macha Junior Secondary School

Tashome Dawit          Wallega

Zabana Barasa                        Jimma  3rd yr Governance (or Oromo Folklore)

 

Injured:

 

Balay Kusa                 Mida Qanyi School                W Showa

Bayisa Obsa                Mida Qanyi School                W Showa

Dararsa Ayana                        Mida Qanyi School                W Showa

 

Adama University students detained and beaten:

 

 

Abrahm Makonin Ararso

Abenzari Hagaye Yohannis

Abdala Hussen Julio

Amnu’el Burka Danka

Andu’alam Telahun Alemayo

Ayantu Jalta Misha

Bilisuma Lamii Agaa

Bonsa Badhadha Bati

Bultu Wadaju Bultum

Chala Galan Dabiso

Datamo Fayera Shif

Dane Abo Bushira

Dani’el Admasu Tamsgen

Didaa Ahmed Ibroo

Duni Hussen Walbu

Ebisa Malka Nuruu

Etihafa Tuffa Soraa

Fantale Faru Qarsuu

Fayisa Girma Biranu

Gada Dinqa Bayisa

Humin’esa Miliki Fanta

Ibraham Musa Awal

Ifabas Burisho Nuruu

Iliyas Ishetu Ibsa

Lami Marga Gabru

Lelisa Ayansa Marga

Marga Tuffa kiltu

Magris Banta Sodaa

Muktar Jeyilan Sa’ed

Musxafa Kadir Siraj

Nuho Gudata Irre

Odaa Damis Bonjaa

Shibiru Tariku Falke

Sidise Jara

Tashome Bakele Sabbatichal

Tadalu Mamo Bacha

Takalinyi Ketama Baharu

Tayee Tafara Agaa

Tullu Bonus Tura

Welbuma Ragasa Qalbesa

 

 

 

 

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