Oromia-Ethiopia: Human Rights Violations Against Oromo Nation by TPLF Regime
Update: Here’s the report submitted by The Advocates for Human Rights to the 48th session of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Video: Mr. Tony Beasley, a representative from The Advocates for Human Rights, a Minnesota-based human rights group, speaks at the 4th Oromo Awareness Day at the University of Minnesota (UMN) on April 9, 2012 about the human rights violations against the Oromo nation by the TPLF regime, whose military occupation of Oromiyaa began in 1991.
Some of the violated human rights of the Oromo people include the right to self-determination, the right to work (in which, in several cases, Oromo job-seekers are forced to change their Afan-Oromo names and hide their Oromo-ness in order to get jobs), the right to education, and the right to take part in cultural life (it’s to be noted that Macha-Tulama Association’s leaders and supporters are currently in prison for promoting Oromo culture and history). The representative also mentioned about the ongoing land-grabbing by the TPLF regime and foreign governments.
The above human rights are recognized by the UN’s International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).