(A4O, 1 January 2023) Advocacy for Oromia learned that Mr Tashitaa Tufaa was arrested on December 30, 2022, by Ethiopian security at the airport in Addis while returning to his family in the USA in time for the new year.

Family members say it’s been nearly two days since they–or anyone–has heard from Tashitaa Tufaa.

Tashitaa Tufaa is now detained for more than 48 hours and his family and friends do not know his whereabouts.

Advocacy for Oromia attempted to ascertain that there has been no statement from the Ethiopian government regarding Mr Tashitaa’s arrest.

Worryingly, neither relatives nor lawyers nor anyone who wants to defend Mr Tashitaa’s rights don not know where he is being held.

Tashitaa Tufaa is President and CEO of Metropolitan Transportation Network, based in Fridley.

Tashitaa Tufaa’s family says he spent the last two weeks of 2022 in Ethiopia and was preparing to board a return flight to America when he was detained at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.

Tashitaa’s family & children are calling on US and Ethiopian authorities to release him immediately

Advocacy for Oromia calls for immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Tashitaa Tufaa.

Advocacy for Oromia

1 January 2023


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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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