WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Pressure Ethiopia to release Oromo Prisoners of Conscience, Bekele Gerba, Olbana Lelisa, Laggese Dhaba, Riqitu and Sisay

Ethiopia has a long history of brutality and human rights violations against civilian populations. Among those persecuted are ethnic Oromo, Sidama, Ogaden, Anuak and Afar.

Oromo constitute 50% of the population, and thus become a major target of Ethiopian military and security. As it stands today, there are more than 20,000 Oromo political prisoners in Ethiopian prisons and torture cells. Among the many Prisoners of consciences are politicians and civic leaders:

1 Mr Bekele Gerba, Deputy Chairman Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement

2 Mr. Olbana Lelisa, Oromo People’s Congress Party

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/ethiopian-opposition-leaders-detained-after-meeting-amnesty-international-2011-08-3

3 Macha Tulama Mr. Laggese Deti Dhaba, Mulugeta Riqit, Sisay Serbesa

Created: Nov 09, 2012
You can USE THE LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION
         https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pressure-ethiopia-release-oromo-prisoners-conscience-bekele-gerba-olbana-lelisa-laggese-dhaba-riqitu/ZFpY52YP?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

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