Eng. Tesfahun Chemeda, the Latest Victim of TPLF Pogrom Extermination Campaign Against the Oromo People

 

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OLF Statement on the death of Engineer Tesfahun Chemeda who died in the notorious TPLF/EPRDF prison of Qaallittii yesterday.

Short Biography
Engineer Tesfahun was born in 1976 from his father Mr. Chemeda Gurmessa and his mother Mrs. Giddinesh Benya at Harbu village, Guduru district, eastern Wallaga, western Oromia. He was lucky enough to get the slim chance of going to school for his likes under the occupation. He completed his school starting at Looyaa, then Fincha’aa and at Shambo in 1996. His remarkably high score enabled him to join the university in Finfinne (Addis Abeba) where he graduated with BSc in Civil Engineering in 2001. Subsequently:

1. Sept. 2004–Jan 2005 – he worked as unit manager for the maintenance of Arsi-Bale road project run by Oromia Rural Road Maintenance Authority and Ethio-Italian Company.
2. Worked at Degele-Birbirsa RR50 project in Salle-Nonno District in extreme South-west of Ilu-Abba-Bore Zone
3. Worked on four simultaneous road projects for settlements; Kone-Chawwaqaa, Baddallee-Kolosirri, Gachi-Chate and Yanfa-Ballattii
4. Worked as a project manager for Chawwaqa district head office construction in Ilu-Harari.
5. Oct. 2001–July 2003 site engineer for Siree-Nunu-Arjo Rural Road of Wallaga district.

Because of the policy of persecution and surveillance imposed on him, like any educated and entrepreneurial Oromo class as per TPLF’s standing policy, he decided to flee to Kenya for his safety. He sought protection from the UNHCR office in Nairobi explaining his position, and got accepted and recognized as a refugee. However, for unknown reasons, he and his colleague in skill and refugee life, Mesfin Abebe Abdisa, were arrested and eventually handed over to the Ethiopian authorities by the Kenyan counterpart on April 27, 2007, due to the agreement between the two countries.

Ethiopia, being a member of the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATT), formed under the auspices U.S. that includes Uganda and Kenya as well, continues to abduct Oromo refugees from the neighbouring countries where they sought UN protection, under the pretext of anti-terrorism. The two innocent victims Tesfahun and Mesfin were handed over to the Ethiopian authorities who took them handcuffed and blindfolded at 2:00AM local time on May 12, 2007, purportedly to have them investigated for terrorism at the JATT Main Investigation Branch in Finfinne (Addis Abeba).

From Apr. 27 to May 12, 2007, before handing them over, they were interrogated at the Kenyan National Bureau of Investigation near Tirm Valley by American agents and Kenyan Anti-Terror Police Unit. The Kenyan officer Mr Francis, who led the investigation, concluded the innocence of these two victims and requested the Kenyan authority to immediately let them free. However, another Kenyan CID agent Ms. Lelian, who is suspected of having close connection with the Ethiopian agents, opposed the decision and facilitated the handing over of these two innocent victims.

Once in the hands of the Ethiopian agents, they were taken to the notorious dark Central Investigation compound, known as Ma’ikelawii, where they were interrogated under severe torture for a year and a quarter.

Engineer Tesfahun was then presented before a court of magistrates of all Tigrian nationals in Jul. 2008, who passed the life sentence on him on March 31, 2010. The two were subsequently moved from the maximum security prison to an unknown destination for the pretext of planning to escape. They were taken for further torture in another underground location by a squad directly commanded by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. It was only since last three months that they were returned to Qallitti main prison. The beating was so severe that the engineer repeatedly requested and needed medical treatment which he was of course denied and eventually succumbed to the torture impact yesterday Aug. 24, 2013. He became the latest victim of the vicious systematic genocide against the Oromo.

Regarding the fate of these two engineers, the OLF strongly believes that the way Kenyan authorities have been handing over innocent Oromo refugees to the anti-Oromo Ethiopian criminal regime is against the relevant international conventions. We strongly request the Kenyan government to desist from this practice of the last 22 years of handing over innocent Oromo victims who seek refuge in their country. The Kenyan government cannot avoid sharing the responsibility of such murders of innocent people who they hand over to the notorious regime that is well known for its anti Oromo campaign.

The OLF extends its heartfelt condolence to the family relatives and friends of Engineer Tefahun and calls on the Oromo people to double the struggle for freedom as the only way to be free of such persecutions.

Victory to the Oromo People!

Oromo Liberation Front
August 25, 2013

Enginar Tasfahuun Camadaa mana Hidhaa keessatti ajjeefame; reeffa isaa argachuuf maatiin kadhachaa jira

pic-010-new224 Hagayya 2013 (Oromedia) — Manni hidhaa Qaallittii fi Hospitaalli Minilik reeffa ilmaan Oromoo waggaa waggaan oomishuu isaanii itti fufanii jiru.

Oduun Finfinnee keessaa nu dhaqqabe akka hubachiisutti, mootummaan Wayyaanee hidhamaa harka isaa jiru ajjeessee hospitaala Minilikitti darbuun reeffa illee akka hin arganneef maatii mankaraarsaa jiran.

Akka oduun arganne ibsutti guyyaa har’aa Hospitaalli Miniliki  reeffa gooticha Oromoo, Enginara Tasfahuun Camadaa,  maatiitti dabarsee kennuu diduun imimmaan ilmaan Oromoo akka dachaa dachaan dhangala’u taasisee jira.

Yeroo ammaa kanatti illee Oromoon hedduun reeffa Tasfahuun fudhachuuf Hospitaal miniliik fuulduratti walgahan illee haga ammaatti reeffi hin kennamiifiin akka jiru beekamee jira.

Akka oduu nu dhaqqabe kanaatti Tasfahuun kan ajjeefame Jimaata darbe galgala yookaan halkan, 23/08/2013, yoo ta’u, ganama isaa reeffi isaa gara Hospitaala Minilikitti darbame.

MaatiinTasfahuun garuu Roobii darbe,  21/08/2013 dhaqanii ijaan arganii jiran. Yeroo sanatti wal’aansa dhabee rakkachaa akka jiru ibsatee akka ture kan ibsan firoottan isaa, haalli yeroo sanaa garuu kan du’aaf isa ga’u akka hin turre shakkii tokko malee dubbatu.

Kana duras wal’aansa dhabee akka iyyachaa ture kan yaadachiisan kanneen Tasfahuun fa’aa waliin mana hidhaa keessa turan akka ibsanitti,   Tasfahuun wagga lamaaf nama irraa adda bahee qobaatti hidhamuun hiraarfamaa akka ture dabalanii addeessanii jiru. Yeroo sanattis mana murtiitti otuu hin hafiin iyyatee deebii kan kennuuf dhabamuu isaa  illee hiroyyooti isaa ragaa bahu.

Haata’uutii, Sambata kaleessaa obboleettiin isaa yeroo isa gaafachuuf Qaallittii deemtetti, guyyaa guutuu otuu itti hin himiin erga achi ishii oolchanii booda ‘hospitaala deemee jira, achi dhaqii gaafadhu,’ akka ittiin jedhan namooti ijaan argan nuuf ibsanii jiru.

Yeroo odeeffannoo kana walitti qindeessaa jirru keessatti ergaan karaa marsaa walqunnamtii nu dhaaqqabe akka ibsutti, Oromoon yeroo lubbuun jirus yeroo du’us gidiraa walfakkaataan akka irra gahu kan ibsuu dha.

“Nama jiraatti dhabne, du’aa isaa ill argachuuf hin milkoofne,” kan jedhe, namni maqaa isaa ibsachuu hin feene tokko, “reeffa nama keenyaa argachuufis qabalee irraa hayyama argachuun dirqama nutti ta’ee jira,” jechuun gidiraan ilmaan Oromoo irra gahaa jiru saaxilee jira.

Tasfahuun Camadaa fi Masfin Abbabaa bara 2007 biyya Keenyaa keessaa qabamanii gara Itoophiyaatti erga geeffamanii booda hidhaa fi hiraarsaa olaanaa keessa turuun isaanii kan yaadatamuu dha.

Hiraarsaa bara dheeraa booda bara 2008 himannaan sobaa itti banameen murtiin hidhaa umurii guutuu itti darbee akka jiru illee kan beekamuu dha.

Tasfahuun erga murtiin umurii guutii irratti darbee boodas akka maatii isaa waliin wal hin argine, akka wal’aansa fayyaa hin arganne, akka qobaatti hidhamu godhamee akka ture kanneen itti dhiyeenyaan dhimma isaa hordofan nuuf ibsanii jiru.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee kanaan duras bara 2005 fi bara 2006 keessa barattoota Oromoo kan akka Alamaayyoo Garbaa, Gaaddisaa Hirphasaa  fi sabboontota Oromoo hedduu mana hidhaa keessatti ajjeessuun yakka olaanaa Oromoota irratti raawwachuun kan beekamuudha.

Oromedia

Enginar Tasfahuun Camadaa mana Hidhaa keessatti ajjeefame; reeffa isaa argachuuf maatiin kadhachaa jira

pic-010-new224 Hagayya 2013 (Oromedia) — Manni hidhaa Qaallittii fi Hospitaalli Minilik reeffa ilmaan Oromoo waggaa waggaan oomishuu isaanii itti fufanii jiru.

Oduun Finfinnee keessaa nu dhaqqabe akka hubachiisutti, mootummaan Wayyaanee hidhamaa harka isaa jiru ajjeessee hospitaala Minilikitti darbuun reeffa illee akka hin arganneef maatii mankaraarsaa jiran.

Akka oduun arganne ibsutti guyyaa har’aa Hospitaalli Miniliki  reeffa gooticha Oromoo, Enginara Tasfahuun Camadaa,  maatiitti dabarsee kennuu diduun imimmaan ilmaan Oromoo akka dachaa dachaan dhangala’u taasisee jira.

Yeroo ammaa kanatti illee Oromoon hedduun reeffa Tasfahuun fudhachuuf Hospitaal miniliik fuulduratti walgahan illee haga ammaatti reeffi hin kennamiifiin akka jiru beekamee jira.

Akka oduu nu dhaqqabe kanaatti Tasfahuun kan ajjeefame Jimaata darbe galgala yookaan halkan, 23/08/2013, yoo ta’u, ganama isaa reeffi isaa gara Hospitaala Minilikitti darbame.

MaatiinTasfahuun garuu Roobii darbe,  21/08/2013 dhaqanii ijaan arganii jiran. Yeroo sanatti wal’aansa dhabee rakkachaa akka jiru ibsatee akka ture kan ibsan firoottan isaa, haalli yeroo sanaa garuu kan du’aaf isa ga’u akka hin turre shakkii tokko malee dubbatu.

Kana duras wal’aansa dhabee akka iyyachaa ture kan yaadachiisan kanneen Tasfahuun fa’aa waliin mana hidhaa keessa turan akka ibsanitti,   Tasfahuun wagga lamaaf nama irraa adda bahee qobaatti hidhamuun hiraarfamaa akka ture dabalanii addeessanii jiru. Yeroo sanattis mana murtiitti otuu hin hafiin iyyatee deebii kan kennuuf dhabamuu isaa  illee hiroyyooti isaa ragaa bahu.

Haata’uutii, Sambata kaleessaa obboleettiin isaa yeroo isa gaafachuuf Qaallittii deemtetti, guyyaa guutuu otuu itti hin himiin erga achi ishii oolchanii booda ‘hospitaala deemee jira, achi dhaqii gaafadhu,’ akka ittiin jedhan namooti ijaan argan nuuf ibsanii jiru.

Yeroo odeeffannoo kana walitti qindeessaa jirru keessatti ergaan karaa marsaa walqunnamtii nu dhaaqqabe akka ibsutti, Oromoon yeroo lubbuun jirus yeroo du’us gidiraa walfakkaataan akka irra gahu kan ibsuu dha.

“Nama jiraatti dhabne, du’aa isaa ill argachuuf hin milkoofne,” kan jedhe, namni maqaa isaa ibsachuu hin feene tokko, “reeffa nama keenyaa argachuufis qabalee irraa hayyama argachuun dirqama nutti ta’ee jira,” jechuun gidiraan ilmaan Oromoo irra gahaa jiru saaxilee jira.

Tasfahuun Camadaa fi Masfin Abbabaa bara 2007 biyya Keenyaa keessaa qabamanii gara Itoophiyaatti erga geeffamanii booda hidhaa fi hiraarsaa olaanaa keessa turuun isaanii kan yaadatamuu dha.

Hiraarsaa bara dheeraa booda bara 2008 himannaan sobaa itti banameen murtiin hidhaa umurii guutuu itti darbee akka jiru illee kan beekamuu dha.

Tasfahuun erga murtiin umurii guutii irratti darbee boodas akka maatii isaa waliin wal hin argine, akka wal’aansa fayyaa hin arganne, akka qobaatti hidhamu godhamee akka ture kanneen itti dhiyeenyaan dhimma isaa hordofan nuuf ibsanii jiru.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee kanaan duras bara 2005 fi bara 2006 keessa barattoota Oromoo kan akka Alamaayyoo Garbaa, Gaaddisaa Hirphasaa  fi sabboontota Oromoo hedduu mana hidhaa keessatti ajjeessuun yakka olaanaa Oromoota irratti raawwachuun kan beekamuudha.

Oromedia

የወጣቱ(ቄሮ) የነፃነት መግለጫ

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በተለያዩ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች በሚገኙ የኦሮሞ ልጆች ላይ የተላለፈ ኢፍትሀዊ ውሳኔ እና በኦሮሞ ህዝብ ላይ የተከፈተው ዘመቻ ትግሉን ከግብ እንዳይደርስ አያደርገውም፤

የወጣቱ(ቄሮ) የነፃነት መግለጫ

እ.ኤ.አ ነሐሴ/2013 የወያኔው ፍርድ ቤት ባዋለው ችሎት በእነ ደቻሳ ዊርቱ መዝገብ በተከሰሱ 24 የኦሮሞ ተማሪዎች ላይ ያስተላለፈው ውሳኔ ከእውነት የራቀና ሆን ተብሎ በኦሮሞ ህዝብ ላይ የተከፈተው ዘመቻ አካል ነው፡፡ በመሆኑም ለዚህ ኢፍትሀዊ ውሳኔ የወያኔ መንግስት እና ቅጥረኞቹ በኦሮሞ ህዝብ ላይ እያደረሱ ለሚገኙት ወደር የሌለው ግፍ እና በደል ከተጠያቂነት አያመልጡም፡፡

የወያኔ መንግስት የኦሮሞ ተማሪዎችን ከተለያዩ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች በመሰብሰብ “የኢፌዲሪ መንግስት በአግባቡ እና በፍትሀዊነት የኦሮሞን ህዝብ እያገለገለ አይደለም እያላችሁ ህዝቡ በመንግስት ላይ እንዲያምፅ ለማድርግ አስተባብራችኋል ስለዚህ በአሸባሪነት ወንጀል ተጠያቂ ናችሁ” በማለት የከሰሳቸው ሲሆን ችሎት በማቋቋም በኦሮሞ ልጆች ላይ የረዥም እና የአጭር ጊዜ እስራት ብይን አስተላልፎባቸዋል፡፡ የመብት ጥያቄ ለመጠየቅና ሰልፍ ለመውጣት አስባችኋል በማለት ተማሪዎችን ማሰር እና ከትምህርት ገበታቸው ላይ ማባረር ለረጅም አመታት ሲፈፀም የቆየ ነው፡፡ “የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ሰልፍ ሊወጣ ነው ብላችኋል” በማለት ተማሪዎችን በህዝባዊ አመፅ አስተባባሪነት በመፈረጅ አሰቃቂ ድርጊት ከመፈፀሙም በላይ ኢ-ፍትሀዊ ውሳኔ ስለተላለፈባቸው ብሄራዊ የኦሮሞ ወጣቶች ንቅናቄ ይህን ድርጊት በጥብቅ ያወግዘዋል፡፡ የወያኔ መንግስት የኦሮሞ ተማሪዎችን በማሰር እና የኦሮሞን ህዝብ ከመኖሪያ አካባቢው በማፈናቀል የፖለቲካ ችግሩን ለመፍታት መሞከሩ የህዝቡን የፀረ ባርነት ትግል መቀልበስ እንደማይችል እንገነዘባለን፡፡

የኦሮሞ ተማሪዎች በአንድ በኩል የፀረ ባርነት ትግሉን ለማቀናጀት አስባችኋል እየተባሉ እየተወነጀሉና እየታሰሩ የሚገኙ ሲሆን በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ ባልፈፀሙት ድርጊት አሸባሪ ተብሎ በመፈረጅ ትርጉም የሌለው ክስ ቀርቦባቸው የእስር ውሳኔ ከተሰጠባቸው መካከል፡-

  1. ተማሪ ደቻሳ ዊርቱ፡- ከሀሮማያ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ከ 8 ዓመት፣
  2. ተማሪ ኤቢሳ ራቴሳ፡- ከኦምቦ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 8 ዓመት፣
  3. ተማሪ አዳሙ ሽፈራው፡- ከአዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 8 ዓመት፣
  4. አቶ በርሲሳ ለሚ፡- የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪ ሲሆን 4 ዓመት፣
  5. መምህር ብርሃኑ እምሩ፡- የኮተቤ ኮሌጅ መምህር ሲሆን 4 ዓመት፣
  6. ተማሪ ጌቱ ሳቃታ፡- ከአዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 3 ዓመት፣
  7. ተማሪ ሴና መረራ፡- ከአርባ ምንጭ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 3 ዓመት፣
  8. ጋዜጠኛ አለሙ ተሾመ፡- የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪ ሲሆን 3 ዓመት፣
  9. ተማሪ ዲሪብሳ ዳምጤ፡- ከአዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 3 ዓመት፣
  10. 10.  ተማሪ ስለሺ ሶሪ፡- ከሃሮማያ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 3 ዓመት፣

11. ተማሪ አብዲሳ ጉደታ፡- ከመዳወላቡ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 3 ዓመት፣

12. ተማሪ መሬሳ ኃ/ኢየሱስ፡- ከአዲስ አበባ የግል ኮሌጅ 3 ዓመት፣

13. ተማሪ ደሜ ዘሪሁን፡- ከአዲስ አበባ የግል ኮሌጅ 3 ዓመት፣

14. ተማሪ አብዲ ደረጀ፡- ከወለጋ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 4 ዓመት፣

15. ተማሪ አለማየሁ ራጋሳ፡- ከሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 3 ዓመት፣

16. ተማሪ ደረጀ ጌቱ፡- 3 ዓመት፣

17. ተማሪ ዳግም በቀለ፡- ከአዳማ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 3 ዓመት፣

18. ተማሪ ጌታቸው አበራ፡- ከሻምቡ 3 ዓመት፣

19. ተማሪ ሻፊ ሰኢድ፡- ከጅማ ዩኒቨርሲቲ 3 ዓመት፣

20. ጅሬኛ ደሳለኝ፡- 3 ዓመት ከ3 ወር፣

21. አለማየሁ ረጋሳ፡- 3 ዓመት፣

22. ሻሼ ሰኢድ፡- 3 ዓመት፣

23. መምህር ለሚ፡- 4 ዓመት፣ እንዲሁም

24. አለሙ ተሾመ፡- 3 ዓመት እስራት ተፈርዶባቸዋል፡፡

ከላይ ስማቸው የተገለጹት የኦሮሞ ተማሪዎች ያለምንም ጥፋት ከተለያዩ የትምህርት ተቋማት ከትምህርት ገበታቸው በመያዝ የታሰሩ ሲሆን ይህ መንግስት በኦሮሞ ተወላጆች ላይ እየወሰደ ያለው የጠላትነት ውሳኔ የተጨቋኙን ህዝብ ቁስል የበለጠ ያደማል እንጂ ትግሉ እንደማያቆም መታወቅ አለበት፡፡

ብሄራዊ የኦሮሞ ወጣቶች ንቅናቄ የኢፌዲሪ መንግስት በኦሮሞ ላይ የሚፈፅመውን አረመኔያዊ ድርጊት እንዲያቆም በጥብቅ ያሳስባል፡፡

ትግሉ ይቀጥላል! የባርነት አገዛዝ ይወድቃል!

ድል ለኦሮሞ ህዝብ!

ብሄራዊ የኦሮሞ ወጣቶች ንቅናቄ

ነሀሴ 2013 አዲስ አበባ

lise Wodajo, an Oromo Journalist, finally free

 

August 12, 2013

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Lelise Wodajo and two of her three children

Do you remember an Oromo female journalist arrested only for being only Oromo in 2008? Yes, Lelise Wodajo is our heroine. She is finally free and rejoined her family in Australia.

The case of Mrs. Lelise Wodajo, a mother of three dependent children and wife of former ETV journalist Mr. Dhabasa Wakjira was arrested after her husband fled the country to escape further persecutions after three years in prison without trial. She was sentenced for 10 years without parole.

While we are rejoicing Lelise’s freedom, let us remember also thousands and thousands of Oromo languishing in every Tigre prisons around the Empire for similar reason.

Below is background information about Lelise Wodajo:

CPJ: Two Ethiopian state TV journalists under arrest

Amnesty International Appeals for Detained/Tortured Oromo Prisoners

Unforgettable happy moment, Melbourne, Australia, August 2013

Lelise Wodajo with her husband, August 2013

ኮፈሌ ውጥረት ነግሷል! and VOA Amharic service

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