Oromo Rally Against Ethiopia’s Human Rights Violations & Land-Grabbing – Compilation of Reports from OPride.com, VOA, Lagatafo Studio and Citizen Journalists
The Oromo Youth Self-Help Association (OYSA), in collaboration with other sisterly associations: the Oromo Community Organization (OCO) of Washington D.C. area, and the Oromo Studies Association (OSA), organized a peaceful protest to be held in Washington, D.C., in front of the White House and the U.S. State Department, on Friday, August 02, 2013 to request the U.S. administration put pressure on:
– the Ethiopian regime to stop the mass killings and displacements of Oromos in Mayu Muluqqee, Qumbii, and Cilaqsan in East Hararge, Manasibu in West Wollega, and Moyale in Boranaa of Oromia,
– the Ethiopian regime to release Bekele Gerba, Olbana Lelisa and thousands of Oromo political prisoners,
– the UNHCR, Egyptian, Yemen and Djibouti governments to protect Oromo refugees in Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti as well as respect the UN convention on political immigrants.