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


Yadata Saba,



About advocacy4oromia

The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes of disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to. The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

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