Amnesty International condemns the use of excessive force by security forces against peaceful
protesters in a number of locations across the Oromia region during the last two weeks, which
has resulted in the deaths and injuries of dozens of people including students and children. Many
hundreds of protesters are reported to have been arbitrarily arrested, and are being detained
incommunicado and without charge. Detainees are at risk of torture.
The Ethiopian government must immediately instruct the security forces to cease using deadly
force against peaceful protesters, and to release any person who has been arrested solely
because of their involvement in peaceful protests. These incidents must be urgently and
properly investigated, and suspected perpetrators should be prosecuted in effective trial

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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