Update 1 – Ethiopian troops killed several Muslims in Asasa, Arsi Zone of Oromia region

April 27 2012, According to eye witness report to Radio Bilal, Security forces shot and killed seven Muslims of Asasa residence in the town of Asasa, Arsi Zone, Oromia Region those who refused to accept the indoctrination of the Ahbash sect. The incident took place when security forces approached a gathering right after the Friday Prayer when security forces approached a gathering and attempted to arrest a Muslim individual and the people asked an explanation and without any provocation the security foresees started clubbing the crowed and opened fire killing three individuals and seriously wounded seven others who are being treated in nearby health clinic. The corpses of the dead were denied to be handed to the victims’ families and the town of Asasa is totally closed down. No individual is allowed to enter or leave the town. International medias like Al-jazeera covered the peaceful demonstration.

In another development, the border conflict instigated by the TPLF/EPDRF between Oromos in Wollega Zone and Benishangual people has inflicted deaths. 22 Oromos were killed and many more wounded this week. Some of the wounded are being treated in Nekemte hospital. Tension is mounting and the conflict site has been sealed off. In the same way about 200 Oromos were killed in earlier conflict. What makes it different this time is that the TPLF/EPDRF regime is openly arming any nation and nationality against Oromo in all directions.

The office of the president of OPDO has officially been taken over by Gebre-tinsae Wolde-tinsay, a TPLF cadre, after Alemayehu Atomsa, OPDO President, declared to be incompetent by the TPLF.  Gebre-tinsae is a surrogate OPDO leader who has ultimate decision in the organization.  When Abbaa Duula Gammadaa, former OPDO president, lost confidence from his masters, Alemayehu Atomsa took over the leadership about a year ago. He was later poisoned for unknown reasons and incapacitated.