Daily Archives: July 10, 2015

Temam Ababulgun’s license is susbended

(Advocacy4oromia, 10 July 2015) Ministry of Justice has suspended Temam Ababulgun’s license to practice law, citing ethical grounds.

Temam Ababulgu

Temam Ababulgu

A statement from the Ministry indicated that a disciplinary committee of federal lawyers and prosecutors has been investigating allegations of ethical misconduct by the lawyer in question.

Based on the findings of the committee, the Ministry exercised Proclamation 192/92’s Article 24 (2 & 3) to suspend the lawyer from practicing law for a year and seven months.

However, many suspect that Temam Ababbulgu’s license is suspended for political reasons.

In a country where most lawyers serve the regime as puppet judges and prosecutors and those in private practice avoid taking ‘political’ cases, Tamam was one of the very few who braved to stand out defending political prisoners.

Consequently he has been subject of constant threat, harassment and even physical assault.

When such attack failed to scare him into leaving the country or stop defending political prisoners, the regime is forced act openly and officially suspending his license.

 

IOYA is accepting applications and letter of interest for upcoming elections

 

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July 09, 2015

The International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) is seeking candidates for the 2015-2016 year Executive Board. Established in 2006, the International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) is a transnational leadership and networking platform for youth. We strive to create a strong and active network of empowered and well-connected Oromo leaders.

We are committed to bringing a meaningful change to our society by strengthening unity among the youth, developing and supporting their leadership capacities and mobilizing resources for the advancement of our communities through programs such as the annual Oromo Youth Leadership Conference, cross generational dialogue and networking. IOYA provides leadership training and space to address issues pertaining to Oromo communities on a international scale.

If you believe you are a capable, determined and passionate leader, IOYA is looking for you. Our previous executive board members have served the organization on a superb level, we are looking for a team that will do even more in ensuring IOYA’s success on a global level. Vacant positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, treasurer and Public Relations. We are seeking candidates based in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Please send your resume and statement of interest to ioyaelections@gmail.com.We ask that you please submit by the deadline, August 1, 2015. We look forward to hear from prospective leaders.

 

Sincerely,

IOYA Board