OSG Australia Appeal for Urgent Action


October 10, 2012

To: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),
Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Oromia Support Group Australia (OSGA) expresses its deep concern, and appeal to your office for your urgent intervention in relation to the arbitrary arrest of Oromo civilians on 30th September 2012, by Ethiopian armed forces, during celebration of ‘Irrechaa’ Festival – Thanks Giving Day – in Oromia region.

So far, OSGA has confirmed that Fifty two (52) civilians were unjustly imprisoned because the government authorities charged them with wearing unapproved clothing, including the wrong colour of clothes.

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