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Sidama National Liberation Front Updates

The Culprits of the Sidama Looqqe Massacre And All Civilians’ In Ethiopia Must Be Brought To Justice!
Press Statement by Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF).
May 24, 2018

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The killers and those who have masterminded the Sidama Looqqe massacre of May 24, 2002 remain plotting to cause and are causing further damage to the Sidama nation as the nation Marks the 16 th commemorative anniversary today. To date, the Sidama nation remains relegated to the level of second citizenship in their land as the TPLF/EPRDF’s regime blatantly imposes its colonial style policy on Sidama nation in particular and the entire south in general. The sons and daughters of the nation were gunned down on the outskirt of the Sidama capital Hawassa at the village known as ‘Looqqe’ about 2 km from Hawassa, on broad day light by the TPLF/EPRDF’s army and security forces. The demonstrators met by highly mechanised brute forces of barbaric TPLF/EPRDF’s regime whilst peacefully demonstrating the regime’s denial of their constitutionally guaranteed rights to regional self-administration.
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ማስታወሻ ለተከበረ የኢፌዴሪ ጠቅላይ ሚንስትር ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ
May 4, 2018

ይህ የማሳሰቢያ ጽሁፍ የተላከዉ ባለፉት ዘመናት በተፈራረቁት የኢትዮጵያ አገዛዞች ሰር እጅግ አሰከፊ ግፍና በደል የደረሰበትና አሁንም የባስ ብሎ ከድጡ ወደ ማጡ ሆኖበት የመጨረሻ ወድቀት ጠርዝ ላይ ደርሶ ካለዉ ከሲዳማ ህዝብ ነዉ፡፡ የተከበሩ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ጠቅላይ ሚንስትር ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ እርስዎ ይንን ከፍተኛ የመንግስትና የህዘብ አደራ ያለበት ሥልጣን ላይ መምጣትዎ እዉን የመሆኑ መልካም ዜና ከተሰማበት ሠዓት ጀምሮ የሲዳማም ህዝብ የወያኔ ሎሌ ከበርቴ ካድሬዎች ካጣሉበት የባሪነትና የተገዥነት ቀንበር ሰብሮ ነጻ የወጣን ያህል ደስታ ተስምቶታል፡፡ ምንም እንኳን ደስታዉን ለመግለጽ የሚያስችሉ መንገዶች ሁሉ የተዘጉበት ቢሆንም ፡፡
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በጠቅላይ ሚ/ር ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ የሚመራዉ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ለሲዳማ ሕዝብ በአስቸኳይ መመለስ ያለበትን አንገብጋቢ ጥያቄወችን በተመለከተ ከሲዳማ ኤጀቶ የተሰጠ መግለጫ
April 24, 2018

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የሲዳማ ህዝብ በታሪኩ ጭቆናን ኣሜን ብሎ ተቀብሎ የኖረበት ጊዜ የለም። ከኣፄዎቹ ጊዜ ኣንስቶ እስካሁኑ የኢህኣዴግ ዘመነ መንግስት ድረስ የተነጠቀዉን እራስን በራስ የማስተዳደርና ሌሎች ወሳኝ ደሞክራትክና ሰብዓዊ መብቶች ለማስመለስ ከፍተኛ ዋጋ ኢየከፈለ ቆይቷል። ለኣብነት ያክል ደርግን ለመጣል በተደረገ አልህ ኣስጨራሽ ትግል ብዙ ሺ የሲዳማ ጀግኖች ተሰዉተዉ ኣብዛኛዉን የሲዳማ ኣካባቢ ህወሃት ኣዲስ ኣበባ ሳይገባ ነፃ ማዉጣት ችለዋል።
በኢህአዴግ አገዛዝ ዘመንም ለነጻነቱና ህገ መንግሥቱ የሚሰጠው መብቶቹ እንድተገበሩለት እየጠየቀና ብዙ መስዋዕትም እየከፈለ ያለ ህዝብ ነው። ይሁን እንጅ የኢህአዴግ አገዛዝ ላለፉት ለ27 ዓመታት እራሱ ያዘጋጀውን ህገ መንግስት ከመተግበር ይልቅ የሲዳማን ሕዝብ ማፈንንና መጨቆንን መርጦ ሕዝቡ በራሱ መሬት ላይ የራሱን እድል በራሱ እንዳይወስን ህገመንግሥታዊ መብቱን ተንፍጎ ቆይቷል። ከዚህም በላይ የሲዳማ ህዝብ ጠንክሮ እንዳይወጣና የሚገባውንና የሚመጥነውን ቦታ አንዳያገኝ ብዘ ደባ ሲመታበት ቆይቷል። ለምሳሌ ያህል፤
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The Ethiopia’s New Prime Minister Failed to Stop the Ongoing Carnage of Civilians in The Country
The PAFD Press Statement On Ongoing State-Terrorism And Government Instigated Ethnic Con- flicts.
April 18, 2018

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The TPLF/EPRDF’s army and security apparatuses are wrecking mayhem throughout Ethiopia as the operation of State of Emergency intensifies with degree of unprecedented barbarism in Oromia and throughout the country, even after the new PM has been appointed by TPLF/EPRDF. The killing of dozens of unarmed civilians is also intensifying in various Oromia regional state as are the imprison- ment of civilians in Ogaden Somali since the new PM, Dr Abiy Ahmed has sworn in on April 02, 2018. The PAFD categorically condemns with all possible terms the EPRDF/TPLF’s State terrorism in Ethiopia and urges the EPRDF/TPLF to call for an urgent transitional arrangement.
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Ethsat / ESAT Proved Its Inherent Racism as It Berates the Heroes Of The Sidama Nation: – It Must Clarify!
April 08, 2018

About 5 years ago, the ESAT’s Amsterdam based journalist by the name ‘Fasil Yenealem’ interviewed this writer about matters related with the Sidama nation. To my recollection, the interview went very well. On the second day of the interview, the program was on air with some pictures, music and geographical locations entirely unrelated to the Sidama culture and ways of life albeit they were ascribed to the Sidama. Having realised that the program was wrong, I immediately contacted the indicated journalist recording my serious concern and advising for an immediate rectification. Click here to read full press release text....

The Unwarranted Attack on the Sidama Nation by the Ethiopian Satellite Television (Ethsat) Is Deplorable!
The SNLF Statement on Ethsat’s Deliberate Attack on the History of the Sidama Nation
April 05, 2018

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The Ethiopian Satellite Television (Ethsat) or (ESAT) launched unprovoked and unwarranted attack on the identity, dignity and history of the Sidama nation on its Weekly program transmitted from London known as ‘Menalesh Meti’, broadcast on 2 April 2018. To the shock and consternation of the entire Sidama nation, in the indicated program, ESAT mocked, insulted, belittled and dismissed the right of the Sidama nation to preserve their identity, history and culture on their own land, Hawassa. Click here to read full press release text....

Gobannikera Tophphiyaho Xa Yannara Ikkanninoorira Sidaamu Ejjeetto Uyitino Xawishsha
March 23, 2018

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Saiha lemiina lamala (27) diro gobankera Tophphiyaho dagate huuro maciishshitannokkiti, lowontanni miciirte itanno mangiste uurite gashshitanni keeshshitinnoti qaangannite. Xa yannara gobbanke aana ikkanni noore la’nummoha ikkiro, Gobba gashshootu nookkita ikkitewo, qansanose keerunni fulte loosidhe qaensara higannokki deerra iillitinno. Qoleno gobba diinunni agartanno olamaano loosonsa agurte Tigirete jawimma leelishannore loosatenni amadantinno. Konne moorunnihanna daga miccirranni loosonsa jeefo ganate wiinamu lallawa lallawisiisse keerano daga/qansaano shaate wiinantanni no. Gobbate olamaano soreeyye umi uminsaranna millansara dagate womaashsha gudhdhitanninna wole gobba qolte xooqisidhdhanni nooti baalanko xawoho. Tenne ikkitonsara aanaho, buxane baatonsanni kayise baatonsa mulqidhdhanno, olamanotenna macca qantannori gabaanni xaano ledote moorate injaansara gabbate giddo babaxinno qoqowu uurinshsha riqibinno dagara loosantenni bunshenna rewo maltarira ledo uritinnoti baalunkura manxannita di’ikkitinno.
kowiichcho xiibbe xawishsha wo'ma lae....
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PAFD Categorically Deplores the EPRDF’s License to Kill by Imposing a State of Emergency
Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) Categorically Deplores the EPRDF’s License to Kill by Imposing a State of Emergency
PAFD’s Press Release on Moyale Massacre of Oromo Civilians, March 11, 2018

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March 12, 2018 (PAFD) —With a heavy heart albeit with unwavering determination to fight the TPLF/EPRDF’s criminally stitched and sustained regime, the PAFD categorically condemns the ongoing massacre of the Oromo civilians in various Oromia regional state. We also condemn with all possible terms, the killing and arbitrary imprisonments of civilians and politicians as well as the Oromia police forces who have recently shown their sympathy to the popular resistance in Oromia by rejecting the TPLF’s orders to kill their own people. There is also an ongo-ing, albeit sporadic killings and imprisonments in Ogadenia, Gambella, Benshangul, Amhara, and in the rest parts of the country, which must be immediately stopped
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Memorandum of Understanding of Political Organizations Participated PAFD Conference
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Political Organizations participated on All-Inclusive Conference Initiated by Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) conducted in London between February 24 and 25, 2018
March 7, 2018

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The Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) had initiated and organised an ‘International conference on a current crisis in Ethiopia to explore realistic alternatives’ in London, UK between February 24 and 25, 2018. After a critical consideration and deliberation of the current dreadful situation in Ethiopia, the participants unanimously committed to set a MoU to strategize peaceful transition that would be acceptable by all peoples in Ethiopia.Therefore, we the delegates of various political organisations observed and pronounced the following: Continue reading....

The PAFD Categorically Deplores the Massacre of Civilians in Woldya by EPRDF/TPLF’s Security!
Press Statement by Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)
January 25, 2018

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It came to our attention that, in Amhara region of Wolo Zone in Woldya town of north Ethiopia, at least 12 civilians including children and women were gunned down by a heavily armed ruling regime’s security forces and special Commando brigade known as ‘Agaazi’ on the 20th and 21st of January 2018. Over 20 civilians were also reported to be seriously wounded. Like the rest of numerous previous massacres committed by the EPRDF’s regime in the past 27 years project of State-Terrorism, the Woldya massacre seemed to be meticulously planned and executed, employing snipers who have live-shot at their targets from their previously held positions on the top of roofs.
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The TPLF/EPRDF Ethiopian Fascist Regime Must Stop Uprooting the Sidama People from Their Ancestral Land!
Press Release by the Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF)
January 17, 2018

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The TPLF/EPRDF dictatorial regime of Ethiopia has continued to terrorise the various oppressed nations for 27 years now. Thousands of unarmed civilians are gunned-down on yearly basis for peacefully expressing their opposition to relentless abuses of human and democratic rights in the country. Independent estimates put the numbers of summarily executed civilians by the army and security apparatuses of the regime between 15,500 and 19,000 in the past 20 years alone. There are also over one hundred sixty thousand civilians who are unlawfully incarcerated to date languishing in various substandard prisons where torture is common. Tens of millions of people from various regions have been uprooted from their ancestral lands for the benefits of the TPLF officials without compensation, thus being rendered destitute and beggars on their own lands. At least 5 million people fled the country in the past 27 years alone due to TPLF/EPRDF induced poverty and persecution. Click here to read full press release text....

SNLF Statement on Shiferaw Shigute’s Political Crimes in Sidama and South Ethiopia
December 26, 2017

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Shiferaw Shigute is one of the current Ethiopian politicians. He was one of the EPRDF officials who masterminded and carried out the Loqqee massacre in Sidama in 2002 in which Sidama peaceful protestors were mass-slaughtered in a broad light in Loqqee suburb of Hawassa town.
Because he is from the Sidama region, people may think that he cares about the Sidama people and the nation at large. The reality is the very opposite. He can’t help it, but he detests the Sidama people although he loves to own their wealth and resources, as he is already doing in partnership with the TPLF bandits who are hell bent on remaining in power employing sheer level of brutality against the civilians of the entire country. Shiferw Shigute has amazed a vast wealth today (he is a Dollar Millionaire) by looting Sidama and the entire Southern region in partnership with top TPLF officials whom he serves with absolute loyalty. Click here to read full statement....

The Oromo And Ogadeni Somali Nations Should Reject The Desperate TPLF Measures Of Divide And Rule!
Press Statement by SNLF On Ongoing Massacre of Civilians in Both Regions!
December 20, 2017

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We are extremely saddened and deeply disturbed by TPLF planned and stage managed ongoing massacre of hundreds of our Oromo and Ogaden Somali brothers and sisters. The relentless killings of unarmed civilians in Oromia and Ogadeni Somali region is carefully planned and implemented by the TPLF regime. The Oromo and Somali nations are ancient indigenous Cushitic language speaking dwellers of northeast Africa who lived in this part of the world for over ten millennia in peace and harmony. The ongoing killings of the civilians on both sides is not a result of any inherent conflict between the two sisterly nations as the TPLF regime desperately attempts to paint it. Neither is it a conflict over territory, a grazing land or other natural resources. Instead, it is a desperate measure of the decaying TPLF regime to divide and rule both Oromia and the Ogadeni Somali nations by pitting one nation against the other. We are certain that, the liberation leaders of the two nations have carefully observed the malicious intentions of the rogue TPLF regime over the past three years. No one in Ethiopia is in doubt that, the TPLF regime is behind all conflicts rampaging the two regions and the entire country. Click here to read full press release text....

The Collaboration Of GPLM’s Disgraced Member With TPLF Never Hinder Its Struggle For The Rights Of Gambella People.
Press Statement by Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)
November 11, 2017

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The Gambella Peoples’ Liberation Movement (GPLM), one of the founding members of the ‘Peoples’ Alliance for freedom and Democracy’ (PAFD), remains fighting for the freedom and self-determination of its people for several decades. With the PAFD, the GPLM is also the component of an ongoing struggle for the freedom and self-determination of the wider peoples of the country.
Since the TPLF regime assumed power in mid-1991, the Gambella people as the rest peoples of the country is subjected to ongoing state-terrorism. Moreover, the harrowing suffering of the Gambella people during the brutal genocide committed against them by the TPLF’s regime between 13 and 16 of December 2003, reverberates in the psyches of every person in Ethiopia.
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An Extraordinary Meeting Of The PAFD’s External Committee Discussed The Current Affairs Of Ethiopia.
News Release by PAFD, Office of Media, Information and Communication (MIC)
November 05, 2017

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The external committee of Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) held its extraordinary meeting, on the 1 st of November 2017, to discuss the current critical affairs of Ethiopia. The committee unanimously considered that, all peoples of Ethiopia including the opposition groups, operating both in Diaspora and within the country need to work together to be able to end the ongoing brutality of the TPLF’s regime to the subjects. The committee further asserted that, there are compelling arguments that need to be seriously considered at this critical juncture in the history of the country. Peoples in Ethiopia’s all angles are paying heavy prices with their precious lives. The TPLF authoritarian regime remain employing a full-scale state terrorism as a means of governance, under various pretexts. Such indefensible acts of brutalities become much harsher and pervasive than ever as the regime gasps for its final breath. We believe that, an urgent collaboration of all stakeholders is indispensable.

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The Sidama People Must Dismantle The “Special Militia” Discreetly Created By TPLF To Attack The Oromo Nation.
Press Statement by Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF).
October 16, 2017

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The Ethiopian Empire has entered into a new phase of self-destruction under the brutal dictatorship of the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) camouflaged as ‘Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front’ (EPRDF). Having been unequivocally rejected by the majority of the population of the Empire, notably by the Oromo and Amhara nations, as well as the Sidama, Somali, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, and many other oppressed nations of the country, the predatory Tigre ruling cliques have resorted to the most primitive and genocidal tactics of divide and rule. The most vivid manifestation of this has been the creation of special police forces known as Liyu Militia within each oppressed nation with two core purposes: (1) spy on any form of political dissent within each oppressed nation and crush them with brute force; and (2) instigate conflicts with the neighboring sisterly oppressed nations to prolong the TPLF dictatorship.
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The Dictatorial and Predatory Ethiopian TPLF Regime Will Never Succeed in Instigating Conflicts Between The Sisterly Oromo And Sidama Nations!
Press Statement by Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF).
September 12, 2017

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The predatory Tigre Ethiopian Empire is crumbling from within and without. It is destroying itself from endemic economic and political corruption from within. The demise of the brutal regime is precipitated from without by the mass uprising of the majority Oromo nation who are demanding an end to the over a century of political and economic marginalization, and restoration of freedom, justice and self-rule in their vast Oromia land. The Oromo uprising has been continuing since 2015

Instead of answering the legitimate question of the Oromo nation by granting them their inalienable democratic rights to self-determination, the TPLF regime embarked on desperate measures to cling onto illegitimate political power. It has also monopolised the economic aspects of the entire country. The political aspects in Oromia alone included, brutal massacre of over 1,500 peaceful Oromo protesters since 2015; mass imprisonment of over 60,000 Oromo civilians; imprisonments of the entire leadership of the Oromo Federalist Congress including the renowned Professor of Political Science, Marara Gudina and prominent politician, Bekele Gerba, as well as a dozen Sidama political activists including a prominent business person, Solomon Naayu, and Dawassa Daaka, most of whom are languishing in Qilinxo prison today.
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The Sidama and Wolayta Nations Should Reject TPLF’s Divide-and- Rule Tactics.
Press Statement by Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF)
July 12, 2017

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The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) which usurped political power by military force in 1991, continues to undermine peace, democracy and economic development in Ethiopia. It continues to stifle political participation and basic human and democratic rights among all oppressed nations in the country. After the Oromoand Amhara uprisings in 2015 and 2016, the TPLF regime imposed state of emergency under which it continues to commit abominable atrocities against the Oromo and other nations in the country, whilst the West’s politicians remain obliviously sponsoring TPLF regime, thus doing little or nothing.
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TPLF / EPRDF’s Regime Must Unconditionally Stop its Plot to Indirectly Implement Addis-Masterplan in Oromo land
Press Statement by Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)
July 2, 2017

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Article 49 (5) of the current Ethiopian constitution recognizes the Oromia’s special interest in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa). According to these rights, Oromia should have had the said interests honored, decades ago. However, in the past 26 years, TPLF’s regime has repeatedly denied these and the other fundamental rights; instead displacing tens of thousands of Oromo peasants from the environs of Finfinnee and the other neighboring villages and districts, as the capital rapaciously expands. Tens of thousands of Oromo civilians have been murdered by the security and armed forces of the incumbent for demanding these rights to be honored. Tens of thousands become destitute beggars in their own ancestral lands; whereas TPLF and its affiliates exponentially increase their wealth in Oromo land, including in Finfinnee..
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15 years have passed since TPLF has committed mass murder of innocent Sidama civilians at Looqqe.15 years later, Perpetrators held top positions in TPLF government
May 24, 2017

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15 years ago, TPLF government issued a brazen order to relocate Sidama administration from Hawassa city to another town to take full control of the city which had been cultural, social and administration center of Sidama people for centuries. This daring order created shock and anger among the Sidamas. In response, thousands of Sidama people, from all walks of life planned to stage a peaceful demonstration demanding the reversal of this illegal decision. demonstration day was then set to be May 24 and the demonstration to kickoff at Loqqe village which is located at outskirt of Hawassa city and to be concluded at city's main square later on that day.

In the meantime, the TPLF regime which subjugated the Sidama people to this date, was scheming not only to give the Sidama people a lesson, but beyond to anyone who dares to resist its expansion policy by controlling economic and social institutions in the country. The regime had been committing calculated cold blooded killings of innocent Ethiopian before, but no one was even thinking the government that otherwise supposed to care for people was about to committee mass murder in such scale in broad daylight. This type of massacre has now become a signature of this murderous regime.
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Statement by the Executive Committee of People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)
March 30, 2017

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The Executive Committee of the People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy has conducted its second regular meeting from March 28-29, 2017. It is to be noted People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) is the alliance of five political organizations- the Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement, Gambella People’s Liberation Movement, Oromo Liberation Front, Ogaden National Liberation Front and Sidama National Liberation Front. The Executive committee heard the report on PAFD’s activities presented by the chairperson and briefing by PAFD Bureaus; in addition, each member organization briefed the EC about their individual activities. The EC, after hearing the report and the briefings, thoroughly discussed items of the agendas set for the meeting.
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SLF Leadership

አቶ ቤተና ሆጤሶ የሲዳማ ብ/ነ/ግ/ ሊቀመንበርና ከአቶ ደንቦባ ናቲ የድርጅቱ የውጭ ጉዳይ ኃላፊ ከኦ.ሚ.ኔ ጋር የዎቅቱን የሲዳማ ሁኔታን በተመለከተ ያካሄዱት ቃለ ምልልስ፣ ክፍል 2





SLF Leadership

አቶ ቤተና ሆጤሶ የሲዳማ ብ/ነ/ግ/ ሊቀመንበርና ከአቶ ደንቦባ ናቲ የድርጅቱ የውጭ ጉዳይ ኃላፊ ከኦ.ሚ.ኔ ጋር የዎቅቱን የሲዳማ ሁኔታን በተመለከተ ያካሄዱት ቃለ ምልልስ፡ ክፍል 1





 

The Ongoing Massacre of Oromo Civilians Never Resolve EPRDF/TPLF’s Inherent Malice!
Press Release by Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF)
February 02, 2017

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Since capturing the state power a quarter of a century ago, the TPLF/EPRDF dictatorial regime has monopolized the political governance and embarked on a project of fear, dehumanization, depersonalization, exploitation of peoples’ lands and wealth for its benefit, and systematic enslavement of the citizens of the country. Often changing its color like Chameleons, TPLF/EPRDF has proved its expertise in cheating, deceiving, stealing and more importantly brutalizing its subjects at an unprecedented scale. The regime has maintained its grip on power with barrel of gun terrorizing its subjects day and night. During TPLF/EPRDF 26 years of tenure, it became clear that the grotesque nature of the regime is multilayered and deeper than any person can comprehend.
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SLNF interview with Esat
አቶ ቤተና ሆጤሶ የሲዳማ ብ/ነ/ግ/ ሊቀመንበርና ከአቶ ደንቦባ ናቲ የድርጅቱ የውጭ ጉዳይ ኃላፊ ከከእሳት ሚድያ ጋር በሲዳማ አከባብ ያለዉን የዎቅቱን ሁኔታ በተመለከተ ያካሄዱት ቃለ ምልል

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Ella 24 ni 2002 m.d, sidaamu daga kadonsa  ku'litara daronna bandeera amadde looqqetenni ka'e hawaasira tintanna Itophpheyu mangistenni hajajantino uridenni duuchchu manni luubbonsa hooggino, mitoho mannimansa gawajjantino, mitu usurantinno,wolootu loosunni shorrantino.Ikkolana kayini xa geeshsha halaalu yoo diamantino.