ኦነግ ‘አጠቃሁ’ አለ – ጃለኔ ገመዳ 03.06.2015

 በኢትዮጵያና በኬንያ ድንበር አቅራቢያ በኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ወታደሮችና በኦሮሞ ነፃነት ግንባር መካከል ቅዳሜ፤ ግንቦት 22/2007 ዓ.ም የተኩስ ልውውጥ እንደነበር ዘ ስታንዳርድ የሚባለው የኬንያ ጋዜጣ ዘግቧል፡፡

ጋዜጣው በዌብሳይቱ ላይ ባወጣው ሪፖርት በግጭቱ መሃል አንድ ኬንያዊ የጥበቃ ሠራተኛ መገደላቸውንና የሞያሌ ሆስፒታልም ወረራ ተካሂዶበት እንደነበረ አመልክቷል፡፡

ሠራዊታቸው የሚዋጋው ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ መሆኑን የገለፁት የኦሮሞ ነፃነት ግንባር ቃል አቀባይ አቶ ቶሌራ አደባ “… በመንግሥቱ ኃይሎች ላይ የኃይል እርምጃ ወስደናል…” ብለዋል።

ከኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት በኩል እስካሁን የተሰጠ ምላሽ የለም።

ለዝርዝሩ የተያያዘውን የድምፅ ፋይል ያዳምጡ፡፡

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Twitter activists freed from jail, but African governments are watching you; it’s ‘war’ in Ethiopia

Twitter activists freed from jail, but African governments are watching you; it’s ‘war’ in Ethiopia
Twitter activists freed from jail, but African governments are watching you; it's 'war' in Ethiopia

Users of social media in Africa are likely to be young, so those arrested for “digital crimes” are often barely out of their teens.

THREE sisters jailed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since February for campaigning on Twitter for the release of their imprisoned brother were released on Friday, but it highlights the harsh measures that governments are increasingly deploying to control freedom of expression in the digital space – even for ordinary users of social media.

Issa al-Suwaidi was convicted for links to al-Islah, an Islamist group accused of conspiring to overthrow the government, and is now serving a 10-year sentence, according to Bloomberg.

The UAE says al-Islah is a franchise of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, which has similarly been proscribed as a terrorist organisation in Egypt.

A statement from Amnesty International says it is not yet known what pressure the al-Suwaidi sisters – Asma, Mariam and Alyaziyah – were under while in detention; if they were charged with any offence, or it their release carries any conditions.

In the year running from May 2013 to May 2014, more people have been detained or prosecuted for their digital activities than ever before, says the latest report on Internet freedom by Freedom House.

In those 12 months, arrests for online communications were documented in 38 of the 65 countries studied in Freedom on the Net 2014, with social-media users identified as one of the main targets of government repression.

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The State Department alerts U.S. citizens travelling to Ethiopia

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(The Stated Department of US) –The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Ethiopia of the upcoming elections scheduled for May 24, 2015. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period. This Travel Alert expires on June 30, 2015.

The State Department recommends U.S. citizens maintain a high level of security awareness during the electoral period and avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as instances of unrest can occur. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence targeting U.S. citizens, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and stay current with media coverage of local events. Election results are scheduled to be announced June 22, 2015.

During previous elections, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) required all diplomats and international organization staff living in Addis Ababa to receive an official pass from the MFA if they planned to travel outside of Addis Ababa during the election season. While not in effect this election, the U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens to be aware of election sensitivities. We especially recommend avoiding public polling stations on the day of the election, including schools and other public buildings. In Addis Ababa alone there will be nearly 1,600 polling stations – roughly one polling station for every kilometer.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Ethiopia enroll in theDepartment of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) at travel.state.gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy or nearest U.S. Consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you do not have Internet access, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to enroll directly.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel WarningsTravel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Ethiopia. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is located at Entoto Street, P.O. Box 1014. The Consular Section of the Embassy may be reached by telephone: +251-111-306000 or e-mail at consacs@state.gov, and is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call +251-111-306911 or 011-130-6000 and ask to speak with the duty officer.

http://www.ayyaantuu.net/the-state-department-alerts-u-s-citizens-travelling-to-ethiopia/

ሀዘኑን ለመግለፅ የወጣው ህዝብ አሰቃቂ የሆነ ድብደባ ደረሰበት

በሀዘን ላይ ሌላ ግፍ እና መከራ ተጨምሮ የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ ማሳደድ እና መደብደቡ ሀገሪቷን እየገዛት ያለው ቡድን ምንም አይነት ሀዘኔታ እንደሌለው በጉልህ ያሳያል። ይህ በቁንፅል የታየ ግፍ በብዙ ስፍራዎች ምን አይነት ክፋት ሊደርስ እንደሚችል በጉልህ ያሳየናል። ላዘነ ህዝብ እንዲህ አይነት የበትር ክንድን ማሳየት ፀረ  ኢትዮጵያዊነት ነው።
በአዲስ አበባው ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ የሊቢያው ጥቃት ክፉኛ ተወገዘ
በርካታ ሰልፈኞች ከጸጥታ ሀይሎች ጋር ተጋጭተዋል
ዛሬ ጠዋት መንግስት በጠራው ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ በብዙ ሺህ የሚቆጠሩ የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪዎች መስቀል አደባባይ በመውጣት ሰሞኑን በሊቢያ አይኤስአይኤስ የተባለው አሸባሪ ቡድን በንጹህ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ላይ ያደረሰውን ዘግናኝ ጭፍጨፋ ተቃውመዋል፡፡
ይሁን እንጂ ባልተጠበቀ ሁኔታ በርካታ ሰልፈኞች በመንግስት ላይ ቁጣቸውን በማሰማታቸውና በዚህም የተነሳ ከጸጥታ ሀይላት ጋር በመጋጨታቸው በሰዎች ላይ ጉዳት እንደደረሰ በርካታ ሚዲዎች በመዘገብ ላይ ናቸው፡፡
መንግስት በንጹሀን ኢትዮጵያዊያን ላይ አይኤስ ላደረሰው እልቂት ከዚህ የበለጠ እርምጃ ሊወስድ ይገባዋል ያሉት እነኚህ ሰልፈኞች በመንግስት ላይ ካሰሙት ቁጣ በተጨማሪም በሀገሪቱ እየጨመረ የመጣውን ስደት፣ እሱን ተከትሎም በየአለም ማእዘናቱ በዜጎች ላይ እየደረሱ ያሉትን ጥቃቶችና እልቂቶች በማውገዝ በአስቸኳይ እንዲቆሙ ጠይቀዋል፡፡
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በጋሞ ጎፋ ፖሊስ በህዝብ ላይ የጭካኔ እርምጃ ወሰደ ወንጀላቸው – መሬታቸው ለጥምባሆ “ባለሀብት” መሰጠቱን መቃወማቸው

gamo goffa

በጋሞ ጎፋ ዞን ምዕራብ አባያ ወረዳ አልጌ ቀበሌ ፖሊስ በንፁሃን ላይ የጭካኔ እርምጃ መውሰዱን የአካባቢው ነዋሪዎች ለነገረ ኢትዮጵያ ገልጸዋል፡፡ በአባያ ሀይቅ ዙሪያ በእርሻ ስራ ላይ የተሰማሩት ነዋሪዎች መሬት ትንባሆ ለሚያለማ ባለሀብት እንደተሰጠባቸው መነገሩን ተከትሎ የአካባቢው ሽማግሌዎች ከሶስት ጊዜ በላይ ለክልሉ አስተዳደር ማመልከቻ ቢያስገቡም መልስ ሊያገኙ እንዳልቻሉ ገልጸዋል፡፡ የክልሉ አስተዳደር ምንም አይነት መልስ ባይሰጥም የዞኑ አስተዳደር “መሬቱ ትንባሆ ለሚያለማ ባለሀብት ተሰጥቷል” የሚል ውሳኔ በማስተላለፉ ነዋሪዎቹ ይህን የዞኑን አስተዳደር ውሳኔ እየተቃወሙ ይገኛሉ፡፡ ይህን የህዝቡን ተቃውሞ ተከትሎም ፖሊስ በአባያ ነዋሪዎች ሰፈር እየመጣ እያስፈራራ እንደሚመለስ ነዋሪዎቹ ገልጸዋል፡፡

gamo goffaየካቲት 30/2007 እንደተለመደው ፖሊስ ነዋሪዎቹን ለማስፈራራት ወደ ሰፈር በሄደበት ወቅት ነዋሪዎቹ ፖሊሶቹን “ከሰፈራችን ውጡልን!” እንዳሏቸው ተገልጾአል፡፡ ይሁንና ፖሊስ ከሰፈራቸው እንዲወጡለት የጠየቁትን አዛውንቶችን ጨምሮ ነዋሪዎች ላይ ድብደባ መፈጸሙ ተገልጾአል፡፡ ፖሊስ አዛውንቶቹ ላይ ድብደባ መፈጸሙን የተቃወሙ ወጣቶች ላይ ጥይት በመተኮስ ጭካኔ የተሞላበት እርምጃ ወስዷል፡፡ በወቅቱም አንድ ሰው ሲሞት ከ8 ሰዎች በላይ ከፍተኛ የመቁሰል አደጋ እንደደረሰባቸው ተገልጾአል፡፡

እስካሁን ድረስ በንጹሃኑ ላይ የጭካኔ እርምጃ የወሰዱት ፖሊሶች ምንም አይነት ህጋዊ እርምጃ እንዳልተወሰደባቸውና በስራ ገበታቸው ላይ እንደሚገኙም የአካባቢው ነዋሪዎች ገልጸዋል፡፡ (ምንጭ: ነገረ ኢትዮጵያ ፌስቡክ ገጽ)

http://www.goolgule.com/tplf-eprdf-police-atrocities-in-gamo-goffa/

Ethiopia denies Temesghen Desalegn access to medical care in jail

Nairobi, March 16, 2015Authorities in Ethiopia have denied medical attention to Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who has been imprisoned since October, according to sources close to the journalist. 
Temesghen Desalegn, owner of the now-defunctnewsmagazine Feteh (Justice), is serving a three-year term in Ziway Prison, outside Addis Ababa, on charges of defamation, incitement, and false publication in connection with a series of opinion pieces he wrote in Feteh in 2012, according to news reports and a translation of the charge sheet that CPJ reviewed.
Sources close to Temesghen, including two who visit him in prison, told CPJ that

Temesghen suffers from stomach and back pain for which he used to receive weekly medical support before he was jailed. The sources said that Temesghen has been denied medical access since he was imprisoned and that his back pain has worsened to the point that walking is difficult for him.

The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, to which Ethiopia is a signatory, states that authorities are obligated to ensure that its citizens receive medical attention when necessary.
CPJ’s calls to the Ethiopian justice ministry in Addis Ababa, and CPJ’s calls and emails to the Ethiopian embassy in Washington, were not answered.
Earlier this year, prison authorities denied Temesghen prison visits from friends and family for more than a month, according to a public letter by Temesghen’s mother, Fanaye Irdachew. Authorities did not provide an explanation, but local journalists told CPJ they suspected Temesghen had been denied prison visits after an article he wrote from prison was published in several Ethiopia news websites. The articles detailed the mistreatment of prisoners at Ziway Prison.
Temesghen often criticized the authorities in his articles. In 2012, he wrote two articles that discussed the peaceful struggles of Ethiopian youth movements for political change, according to the charge sheet that CPJ reviewed. He also wrote two columns that criticized alleged government efforts to violently suppress student protesters and ethnic minorities reviewed.
“Temesghen Desalegn has not committed any crime. He is being punished for his criticism of the Ethiopian government,” said CPJ East Africa Representative Tom Rhodes. “We call on authorities to stop harassing Temesghen and allow him immediate access to medical care.”
Ethiopian authorities were holding at least 17 journalists in jail–more than twice the number as the year before–when CPJ conducted its annual prison census on December 1. Dozens of journalists fled Ethiopia in 2014 fearing arrest, CPJ research shows. Local journalists said they suspect authorities had cracked down on the press in order to silence critical voices ahead of May 2015 legislative elections.
source ;-http://www.dagmawitewodros.net/2015/03/ethiopia-denies-temesghen-desalegn.html

የኢትዮጵያ መንግስጥ የሚፈጽመው ያሳይበር ጥቃት ተፋፍሟል ተባለ… Ethiopia: Digital Attacks Intensify

Ethiopia: Digital Attacks Intensify

The Ethiopian government has renewed efforts to silence independent voices abroad by using apparent foreign spyware, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ethiopian authorities should immediately cease digital attacks on journalists, while foreign surveillance technology sellers should investigate alleged abuses linked to their products.

Independent researchers at the Toronto-based research center Citizen Lab on March 9, 2015, reported new attempts by Ethiopia to hack into computers and accounts of Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) employees based in the United States. The attacks bear similarities to earlier attempts to target Ethiopian journalists outside Ethiopia dating back to December 2013. ESAT is an independent, diaspora-run television and radio station.

“Ethiopia’s government has over the past year intensified its assault on media freedom by systematically trying to silence journalists,” said Cynthia Wong, senior Internet researcher at Human Rights Watch. “These digital attacks threaten journalists’ ability to protect the safety of their sources and to avoid retaliation.”

Read More at HRW

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