Ethiopia: Regime denies aid, services to Oromo party affiliates

ESAT News (December 21, 2017)

Members and supporters of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) have been denied aid, educational opportunities, loans and other services for merely being an opposition to the regime, a representative of the party in Wollega told ESAT.

The representative said cadres of the TPLF and their cronies not only harass and intimidate members and those who support the OFC but also deny basic services and other opportunities.

Documented evidence by the Human Rights Watch and other agencies show the Ethiopian regime deny aid to suppress political dissent by conditioning aid programs on support for the TPLF and the ruling coalition EPRDF.

Rights groups have been urging foreign donors to ensure that aid given to Ethiopians does not support political repression by the regime.