At least 22 members of the Ethiopian Oromo community have been killed or wounded by military officers in two separate incidents.At least 22 members of the Ethiopian Oromo community have been killed or wounded by military officers in two separate incidents. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Calling on Ethiopian authorities to ensure that the security forces stop using unlawful lethal force during policing exercises;
- Urging them to conduct an independent, impartial, credible, transparent and thorough investigation into the killing and wounding of Ethiopian Oromos in the two incidents and ensure anyone found responsible is brought to justice in trials that meet international standards without recourse to the death penalty; and
- Calling on them to ensure the victims and their families receive reparations for harm done.
Contact these two officials by 3 April, 2018:
Minister of Defense Siraj Fegessa FDRE Ministry of Defense Ras Damtew Desta street Addis Ababa, Ethiopia P.O.Box 1373 Fax: +251-111240308 Email: [email protected] Salutation: Dear Minister
Ambassador Kassa Tekleberhan Embassy of Ethiopia 3506 International Drive, NW, Washington DC 20008 Tel: 202 364 1200 Email: [email protected] Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 40.18 Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES