02/20/2018

Urgent Action: Oromo Civilians Killed, Wounded by the Military (Ethiopia: UA 40.18)


At least 22 members of the Ethiopian Oromo community have been killed or wounded by military officers in two separate incidents.

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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 Ambassador

2) 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.

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