Oromia: Burqaa is Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence

Oromo torture survivors will join other survivors from around the world, Human Rights Organizations and educational institutions to tell the brutality of the TPLF regime. They will give testimonies about their experiences and that of other Oromos who did not have the chance tp tell their stories. The prison didn’t only speak Oromiffa but also the TPLF prison was hell on earth for Oromos. We repeatedly reported that about 50 % of survivors come from that brutal empire – Ethiopia.

The tentative schedule we obtained from the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) International is as follows:

Join TASSC International in June to Commemorate Survivor Week


This June will mark the 15th anniversary of TASSC International’s June Survivor Week. We invite you to participate in our activities during the week, and to organize a local commemoration on June 26 in recognition of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

During the week, survivors will be participating in a three day human rights training, and lobby Congress on Wednesday, June 20.

Schedule of activities for the Washington DC Metropolitan area include the following public events:

Thursday morning, June 21, 9 am – 12 noon, Catholic University: Campaign to End Torture, Enforced Disappearance and Impunity

Panel: Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

Aileen Bacalso, International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances

Prof. Richard Wilson: American University International Human Rights Law Clinic

Thursday afternoon, June 21, 1:30 am – 4:30 pm, Catholic University: Justice for Survivors: Alternatives to Detention for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers in the U.S.

Saturday, June 23, 7 am – 7pm, Lafayette Park, in front of the White House: TASSC’s 15th Annual Survivor Week Vigil