April 19, 2006

Oromo: Students Uprisings Against Ethiopian Regime

An 18 year old and 9th grade student, Mohaammad Suufii, who lived in district of Hara Maya, was alleged with burning of OPDO flag. On February 23, 2006, administrative official of Araddaa Dammootaa, Mr Abdallaa Hussen, shot him to death
Below is a press release by Oromo Liberation Front published on Sunday 16 April 2006.

On April 14, 2006 (Oromia), an 18 year old and 9th grade student, Mohaammad Suufii, who lived in district of Hara Maya, was alleged with burning of OPDO flag. On February 23, 2006, administrative official of Araddaa Dammootaa, Mr Abdallaa Hussen, shot him to death source said.

On April 10, 2006, there was renewed and intensified physical fighting between Oromo and Tigray students from 11:30-2:00pm local time in Hara Maya University. According to the eyewitnesses, TPLF forces in support of Tigray students joined the physical fight. As a result, many students have suffered physical injury and many of them have also refereed to seek medical attention.

As the result of these physical confrontations made between Oromo and Tigray students, many Oromo students have been arrested by federal police forces. Until this report was obtained, names of students that was arrested and detained are as follows: 1. Detained students: Amaanu’eel Tesfayee, Hayluu kiflee and Anwaar Johar. 2. Students that are now referred to medical attention are: Lataa Qindeysaa, Dalee Abdiisaa, Baayyisaa Galataa, Girmaa Tasfayee, and Dirribaa Fiqree. Similarly, the following are among the Oromo people arrested in Hirna: Mustefa , Aammee Shankoor, Abrahim Yusuf, and Aammaduu.

The uprising of Oromo people has continued in Amboo, West Shewa zone, Oromia. On April 05, 2006, the ruthless Government security forces threw a hand grenade at Carii elementary school and injured two school kids. Hence, the security forces have stepped up the arrest of students in alleging them with their inhuman act that they have committed.

According to the latest information that have reached us, there was skirmishing between the already camped federal police forces and new arrival to Ambo. The later, alleged the camped federal polices sympathizing them with OLF.


Uprising of Oromo people have continued in Amboo, West Shewa zone, Oromia. On April 05, 2006, the ruthless Government security forces have thrown hand grenade at Carii elementary school and injured two school kids. Hence, the security forces have step up the arrest of students in alleging them with their in human act that they have committed. According to the latest information that have reached us, there was skirmishing between the already camped federal police forces and new arrival to Ambo. The later, alleged the camped federal polices sympathizing them with OLF.

In Asoosa, Wallaga Zone, Western Oromia, there was uprising by students of Asoosa agricultural college. Hence, TPLF security forces have arrested many students. The Oromo students in different colleges have planed to go on hunger strike and carry out a candle light vigil during on April 15, 2006. On this occasion the students plan to remember their fallen heroes and heroine and as well as renew their promise to continue in the line.

Source: Sudan Tribune