Nov. 2 (ESAT News)– Victims of violent crackdowns in the aftermath of the 2005 elections are being commemorated in various ways.
Following the election dispute in 2005 where the ruling party suffered humiliating defeats across the country, nearly 200 Ethiopians were killed in cold blood by security forces while close to 800 suffered bodily harm. The massacres took place in June and November 2005.
Over 40,000 innocent civilians were also detained in harsh concentration camps. Despite the injuries and deaths that so many citizens had faced, nobody has been held accountable so far.
The 2005 election, which signaled the rejection of tyrannical rule in Ethiopia, is widely seen as a watershed in the struggle for freedom in Ethiopia. The Agazy force is believed to have played an instrumental role in the atrocities committed against innocent civilians.
ESAT is also commemorating the victims of the election turmoil with special programs.