Jul 18, 2013

Ogaden: Victim Of Ancient Weapon Of War

Rape, a weapon of war for centuries, is a common tool used by the Ethiopian forces to terrify
and intimidate the people of the Ogaden, and other parts of the country, such as Gambella and

Below is an article published by Ogaden Online:


Hamdi Siyad Kahin, a teenage girl in Danod town, was gang raped by Ethiopian soldiers and its Luyu militias on June 26, 2013. Eyewitnesses and local reporters have confirmed Hamdi was abducted by a group of Liyu militias  and Ethiopian solidiers and held her captive for five days.

It is reported that the health of the raped young girl is deteriorating since she have almost bled to death due to the injuries caused by the gang rape.

The rape of young girls has now reached epidemic proportions in Ogaden and is becoming the most potent weapon used by the Ethiopian military against the Ogaden civilians.


Photo @flickr by Dietmar Temps