“EHRCO had denounced the illegal arrest and detention of persons of Oromo decent following the student protests in different parts of Oromia that had ignited following the decision taken by Addis Ababa University to suspend and dismiss Oromo students.
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“It is to be recalled that following the protests by Oromo students of Addis Ababa University as of 18 January 2004, Oromo students were arrested by police and dismissed from their studies by the university administration. In its 74th Special Report is
“According to information gathered from the detained students, the number of students that had been detained by police and received heavy physical punishments is about 494.EHRCO could get the names of 349 until the time of preparing this report. A comp
“In its 71st Special Report issued on 30 December 2003 EHRCO reported that an ethnic conflict had flared up between Oromo and Somali tribes. It was stated in the report that 19 persons were killed 21 sustained injuries; a woman was gang raped, 387 hous
“Since the coming into effect of ethnic and language based division of administrative units, several ethnic and religious conflicts have occurred in many parts of the country. The conflicts between Amhara and Oromo, Oromo and Somali, Oromo and Gedio, W
“Government policies concerning the economic, social and political affairs of citizens have to be designed and implemented in line with the constitutionally guaranteed human and democratic rights. Moreover, it is imperative that government policies be