By Nemera Dinsse Waqigari
TPLF regime is continuing with Hilamariam Desaleg the new PM who replaced the former world dictator Meles Zenawi severely restrict basic right of freedom of expression and assembly of Oromo’s people.
Hundreds of Oromo’s and many students from university in 2013 were arbitrarily arrested and detained and remain at risk of torture and ill-treatment including women and children.
Attacks on political opposition and by fearing that they are OLF members and supporter’s mass arrests of Oromo including members of the Oromo political opposition in 2013 and a-wider crackdown with arrests of students and opposition politicians
There is no any new rule in the country by new PM, restrictive anti-terrorism proclamation (adopted 2009) still continuing and has been used to arrests both Oromo’s and students and members of Oromo political oppositions. Political repression, pretrial detention and torture in January 2013, TPLF regime arrested many Oromo’s and more than two hundred students from different universities and high schools. Also those students can’t go back to universities and to the schools also.
They were publically accused involved with the banned of OLF all of them had charged with a variety of offenses, some related to terrorism. Like many Oromo’s has always been pointed out. The regime to do anything to stay in power it could be argued the mopping up Oromo’s, who protesting against the government for the right and equality of the justice. The TPLF regime has shown time and again in recent years that it is willing and ready to anything and everything to terrorize Oromo’s and young students into unquestioning submission.
International donor’s assistance continues to pour into TPLF regime in Ethiopia the world’s largest recipients of aid, for example from Norway and USA governments and donors but this has not resulted in greater international influence in ensuring TPLF compliance with its human right obligations. Donors can stop to support TPLF and criticize the regime of TPLF human right record so as not endanger in Oromo’s in assistance programs.