[dehai-news] (OLF) More than 80 Oromo Students Arrested and Under Severe Beating in Bahir Dar University

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From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (eritrea.lave@comhem.se)
Date: Mon Mar 09 2009 - 09:14:13 EST

More than 80 Oromo Students Arrested and Under Severe Beating in Bahir
Dar University.
(OLF News, March 8, 2009) The brutal Woyane regime of Ethiopia once
again targeted the Oromo students learning at colleges and universities
of the Empire and arrested over 80 Oromo students from Bahir Dar
university alone OLF News correspondent reported from Finfinnee (Addis
Ababa). The Ethiopian government ordered their gun men, brutally beaten
many Oromo students and arrested over 80 of them simply because they
peacefully requested that some individuals who are obsessed with
throwing derogatory remarks over the Oromo Nation should be brought to
justice according to the law of the land.
OLF News reporters added that the Woyane government's Federal police and
security forces are still searching to apprehend more Oromo students in
Bahir Dar which is the capital city of the Amhara regional state. It has
to be noted that almost all of the Oromo students who are now assigned
to the Amhara regional state for university education were educated in
Afan Oromo and English alone, and hence do not speak Amharic at all, and
even those who can barely speak Amharic can easily be identified and are
seen as aliens in the Bahir Dar town and in the entire Amhara regional
state. Consequently, the students have nowhere to escape and are being
brutally beaten by the forces of the regime in their dormitories. Our
report added that many female students have also been brutally beaten
and thrown into jail. Those who are wounded are left with out any
medical treatment the report added.
The Oromo students in Bahir Dar University appealed to governmental,
non-governmental and humanitarian organizations in general and to the
Oromo people in particular to raise their voices on their behalf and
rescue their lives.
Meanwhile one student was killed and many others wounded and thrown into
jail in Gedo high school Western Shoa zone of Oromia regional state when
high school students protested against a similar derogatory remarks
thrown to the Oromo nation. Stay tuned with OLF News for the details of
this report.
It is to be recalled that the current TPLF led Ethiopian government is
notoriously known for harassing Oromo students for asking the right of
the Oromo nation. Several hundreds of students were killed and tens of
thousands jailed and brutalized since 2005 when a popular protest known
as "Revolt Against subjugation" or "Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa", which had
rocked the entire Oromia regional state, flared up and continued all
over Oromia for about two years.
It is also to be recalled that the Ethiopian government discriminately
dismissed 330 Oromo students in 2004 for peacefully protesting the
decision made by the so called Oromia regional state, which is a puppet
of the TPLF led government, to move the capital of Oromia from Finfinnee
to Adama.
OLF News


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