Ethiopian refugees living in Malta protest in solidarity with Oromo protesters in Ethiopia
The African American experience in the United States is one of the most tortured histories than any other American citizen. Even though African Americans have been in the United States for the past 400 years, longer than most white European immigrants to the continent, they face a daily indignity, racist affronts, taunts, and a plethora of other inhumane treatments.
Starting in the 1950s and 1960s, activists such as Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, and in recent years, young grass root activists in Chicago Illinois, coined the term “we charge Genocide” because they were targeted and killed by the City Police.
Hence, we Oromos, damn right, charge genocide by Tigre Liberation Front and its Leadership for extrajudicial killings of 500 plus unarmed Oromo youth and other Oromo citizens in Oromia!
The convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The Imperial Ethiopia regime was among the states that signed and ratified the General Assembly Resolution # 260. All those states that signed the convention were advised to prevent and punish actions of genocide during times of conflict and peacetime.
The Convention defines genocide as killing on the basis of race, or “killing members of the group” ..any intention to destroy in whole or in part, a national, racial, ethnic or religious group” is according to the Convention is genocide–thus the Convention also states ” causing serious bodily or mental harm to a member of the group” is genocide, as well as “killing members of the group”
The Ethiopian empire is a signatory to the above said Convention and we maintain, therefore, the Wayannee/TPLF leadership who usurped the state power from the previous Ethiopian regime should be charged of the crime of genocide on the Oromo citizens of the Empire. The cruel and inhuman documented crimes of TPLF and its leaders against the Oromo people in the Empire are of the gravest concerns to all Oromos. We call upon all people of good will in Africa, Europe and the United States to call the TPLF and its leadership to account to the extrajudicial killings, mass arrests, and acts of terror to destroy the Oromo People.
We present the documented crimes of the regime’s Stormtroopers known as “Agazi” that, according to Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Freedom House, and many others who monitor human rights violation, have committed heinous acts of extrajudicial killing of more than 500 Oromos since November 2016. These crimes of awful magnitude, planned, coordinated and executed by The Tigre People’s Liberation Front leaders, aiming at the essential foundation of Oromo people, its culture and its existence is genocide!
The United Nation’s General Assembly has affirmed that “genocide is a crime under international law whether the crime is committed on religious, racial, political or any other grounds….any act committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group…as such: killing members of the group, causing serious bodily harm or mental harm to members of the group ….a systematic and structural destruction of innocent people by a state bureaucratic apparatus is genocide”
The Wayannee Gestapo army under the order of TPLF leaders committed brutal and grotesque acts that eclipsed a civilized international standard of crowed control. They used live bullets to quell teenagers whose only weapons were their love of their lands and the Oromo farmers who have been forcefully evicted from their farms. These massacred youth were protesting the vulgar acts of expelling Oromo farmers from their ancestral lands. The resistance and martyrdom of heroic Oromo youth whose blood drenched the Oromia soil, whose tortured, maimed and mangled bodies were strewn allover Oromia’s hills and farm lands is our anguish, and these are crimes against humanity and Damn Right We Charge Genocide!