Tag Archives: Somali region

Ethiopia: Rights watchdog renews call for justice in Somali region

ESAT News (August 20, 2018) The Human Rights Watch urge the Ethiopian government to investigate rights abuses in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia, including investigations on former and current regional officials, and bring perpetrators to justice. Renewing its call for justice in the Somali region, the rights watchdog said “the government of Ethiopia should commit to an in-depth, independent ...

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    Ethiopia: Agony of displaced in Somali region continues, over 20,000 displaced in Jijiga

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 10, 2018) Volunteers and victims of attacks by Liyou Police and militia in Somali region say the humanitarian situation of internally displaced persons in the region need immediate attention. Food and medical supplies were needed immediately, according to a doctor volunteering for Red Cross and Red Crescent, who said he had information that over ...

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      BREAKING: Abdi Illey arrested and taken to undisclosed location

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 7, 2018) Abdi Mohamoud Omar, a.k.a. Abdi Illey, who was deposed from the presidency of the Somali region yesterday, has been arrested and taken to undisclosed location. The BBC Amharic report said members of the national army have arrested Illey and removed him from his palace in Jijiga. Unrest in Jijiga and Dire Dawa ...

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        BREAKING: Abdi Illey removed from office

        ESAT News (August 6, 2018) President of the Somali region, Abdi Mohamoud Omar also known as Abdi Illey, has been removed from power, head of the regional communication bureau confirmed to the BBC’s Somali Service. Illey has been replaced by Ahmed Abdi Mohamed, who was head of the regional bureau of finance and economic development. Read here for more on ...

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          Scores killed in Jijiga, Dire Dawa in an attack by Liyou Police and armed youth

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 6, 2018) [UPDATE: As we compile this report, the national defense forces and federal police have been given orders to restore calm and protect the public in the Somali region of Ethiopia, as per a statement by the Office of Government Communication Affairs. The Office said the order has been give based on the ...

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            Amnesty says Ethiopian authorities must immediately demobilize Liyu Police

            ESAT News (May 31, 2018) Amnesty International said today that the Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing people in neighbouring Oromia region. “Members of the unit, set up by the Somali state as a counter-terrorism special force, this week burnt down 48 homes belonging to ...

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              Ethiopia: Security forces kill three in Somali region

              ESAT News (May 24, 2018) Special police force of the Somali region, also known as Liyou Police, shot and killed three people in Dollo Ado town as protest against the regional administration intensified. Residents of Dollo Ado town held demonstrations against the administration of Abdi Mohamud Omar, accusing him of maladministration corruption and nepotism. Liyou police used live bullets killing ...

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                Ethiopia: Elders from Somali region denied access to PM

                ESAT News (May 22, 2018) About 150 elders from the Somali region who came to the capital Addis Ababa have reportedly been unable to address their grievances to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as army generals allied with president of the Somali region used their influence to deny them access to the PM. The elders came to the capital a month ...

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                  Security forces kill eleven protesters in Somali region of Ethiopia

                  ESAT News (May 16, 2018) Somali region Liyou police and militia in Eastern Ethiopia have shot and killed eleven people yesterday as protest against the regional president and his administration intensified. The killings took place in the towns of Bussa and Lagahida in Fiik zone. Nine of the victims are women. Three members of one family were also among the ...

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                    Security forces hang and kill woman as protest intensified in Somali region of Ethiopia

                    ESAT News (May 11, 2018) Towns in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia continued protest against the regional administration led by Abdi Illey, as his forces, the Liyou Police hung and killed a woman in Kebri Dahar. Taysir Mohammed was an activist and a representative of Women in Kabri Dahar. His uncle is one of the hundred elders who were ...

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