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From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (eritrea.lave@comhem.se)
Date: Sat Jan 24 2009 - 14:24:18 EST

O.N.L.F Statement On Execution Style Murder Of Dr. Mohamed Siraad Dolaal

24, January 2009
The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) strongly condemns the brutal
execution style murder of Dr. Mohamed Siraad Dolaal. Dr. Dolaal, a
British citizen originating from Ogaden was captured by armed forces of
the Ethiopian regime on the 18th of January 2009 near the city of Denaan
in eastern Ogaden.
After confirming his identity and consulting with their military and
political command, Ethiopian military personnel were ordered to execute
Dr. Dolaal on the spot and they did so with shots to the abdomen and the
Dr. Dolaal's body was brought to Godey where the Ethiopian regime took
photographs which were later displayed on a regime sponsored website
established to spread the regimes propoganda among the Ogaden diaspora
community. These pictures were deliberately displayed in gruesome
Dr. Dolaal was a member of the ONLF central committee from 1991 to 2006.
He served as the Foreign Secretary for the ONLF from 1998 to 2004. Prior
to 1991, Dr. Dolaal was an activist heading the Ogaden Action Group
(OAG), a United Kingdom based advocacy organization, advocating for the
rights of the people of Ogaden to self-determination, development and
The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) recognizes the service of
Dr. Mohamed Siraad Dolaal to his people and nation and extends its
deepest sympathies to his family.
The ONLF affirms that the Ethiopian regime will be held to account for
the murder of Dr. Dolaal and the countless murders it has committed
against the people of Ogaden.
Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)

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