AOCAV: Safeguarding the Rights of Oromo Refugees and Asylum Seekers
(A4O, Press Release, 16 April 2014) Australian Oromo Community Association in Victoria (AOCAV) is highly concerned at the wave of arrests that have taken place during the last two weeks in Nairobi, following recent terrorist attacks in Mombasa and Nairobi.
We recognize the security concerns of the Government of Kenya and the steps taken to protect the people who live in the country. While we appreciate these efforts, our concern is that innocent Oromo refugees and asylum seekers have been arrested during the security operation.
We, therefore, requests the urgent intervention to ensure that the law enforcement agencies to uphold the rights of all those arrested and to treat them in a humane and non-discriminatory manner.
Here is the AOCAV Press Release