Monthly Archives: December 2017

Calanqoo Massacre Message of Condolence

(Advocacy for Oromia, 12 December 2017) There are no words to express the horror at the evil that has occurred in Eastern,Oromia, Calanqoo yesterday, 11 December 2017.
As you mourn those who have fallen, that we are so so proud of you and your continued spirit of resistance for Oromo freedom and Oromo peace.
We feel great sorrow for the victims and families of these psychotic and barbaric attacks; we offer you all our deepest sympathy and condolences; and we stand united with you in defence of freedom, equality and justice.
Because those who lost their lives did not die in vain but are heroes to the great motto of Oromia: ‘Freedom, Equality and Justice’.
There is no greater crime than the suppression of freedom, equality and justice without it tyranny and their messengers are free to do their will.
Let this be a lesson to all of us that we need to fill our hearts with courage, determination and resilience.
The Oromo people of Eastern Oromia, #Calanqoo will be very much in our thoughts for many days to come. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember YOU!!
Stay strong. So many of us applaud your courage, your determination, your spirit of resistance. The TPLF military who have threatened Oromo freedom will never win.
Our thoughts are with the people of Eastern Oromia, #Calanqoo!!
Advocacy for Oromia!!

Champion marathon runner Zenash Gezmu who fled Oromia found beaten to death

(Advocacy4Oromia, 2 Dec 2017) A champion marathon runner who fled Oromia , East Africa, six years ago for a better life in Europe has been beaten to death by another refugee on a housing estate near Paris.

Victim: Zenash Gezmu raced in France

The Oromo marathon runner Zenash Gezmu’s body was found by police called to her flat in Neuilly-sur-Marne early yesterday after neighbours heard screaming.

Officers arrested a 28-year-old Eritrean man who admitted murdering Ms Gezmu, 27. She was 4ft 9in and weighed less than six stone.

Police are now attempting to contact her next-of-kin, who include a brother said to have settled in London.

They are also trying to establish Ms Gezmu’s links to the suspect, with one friend telling Le Parisian newspaper she was thought to have been single. He said: “She always told me that if she started a relationship, it would be to start a family, and I have never been aware of anyone.” The suspect provided no details of the attack to police, apart from admitting through an interpreter that he carried out the murder.

Ms Gezmu trained every morning and evening but also took hotel cleaning jobs, earning less than £200 a week.

Her body was found surrounded by her trophies and medals, including one for the 16th annual marathon in nearby Senart, which Ms Gezmu won for the second time in May.


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