The Unlimited Human Rights Violations In Ethiopia

August 2, 2013

by Mekonenn Elalla authorby Mekonenn Elalla

In Ethiopia, EPRDF has set unconstitutional legislation to protect its own crime against the people and to prolong its life span on power. The new Press Law and the Controversial Anti – Terrorism laws are some of the mechanical devices the dictatorial government muzzles opposition voices and fundamental human rights. Those who dare to ask their right are left behind bars. These days two-third of the population is left to a complete destitution; and more than ever, a great deal of citizens are forced to leave the country as their security or livelihood is drastically under risk. The consistent prejudice and the day to day injustice committed against those who cry for impartiality are clear indications that authorities running the judicial system are not qualified rather handpicked to implement the interest of the governing party without questioning the judgment is unfair or just.

The outcry and misery of Ethiopians are not limited only for those who are living inside the country, under the iron grip of EPRDF. Unprecedented number of refugees and immigrants living on foreign land all over the world, who are not partakers of the oppression, are also crying. The cry longing for the end of tribalism, despotism, racial segregation, and fascism that reigns in the country; and this cry is not merely out of their mouth but flaming out from their gut out of desperation.

As the gruesome human right violations are getting worse, many Ethiopians are left with no other option than leaving the country, crossing borders in tears. In the process of this forced migration, many Ethiopians cry for being victims of illegal and inhuman organ trade (trafficking) in Sinai and other dessert s. Quite many cry falling in the fierce Jaw of beasts while crossing jungles. Others risk their life crossing dangerous sea and ocean waves on worn out boats under the shadow of death; and many of them cry while capsizing to be buried under sea bed or becoming live preys for sharks.

Our sisters living in Middle East and Arab countries are crying under the shackle of modern slavery; being denied their wage for the harsh labor work they are subjected for. Some become victim of boiled oil by their employers and cry bearing life threatening burns and scars on their face and bodies. As if these are not enough to bear on their weak shoulder, many of young girls are being raped without their consent and become hopeless to get any legal protection or justice. Some have lost their life being thrown off high building and those who are lucky to survive are crying being disabled. Still a lot are crying as they are being chased for having no residential permit or paper, locked in prison where they sustain inhuman corporal punishments.

Currently, in Ethiopia the Anuak nation is crying as they become victims of genocide. The Amharas are also crying as they are being displaced from place to place and treated as unwanted citizens in their own country. The same fate is hunting Oromo people and they cry in solitary and mass confinement in shaggy prisons scattered all over the country. Scholars are crying as they are being sentenced to death for writing or telling the truth. Religious and sacred places have become war zones. Monks and nuns cry as they are being flogged and persecuted in Waldiba monastery. Who is not crying? The whole nation is crying; crying by the same cause: unlimited injustice and human right violations of EPRDF.

Through different means of incarceration and even by systematic killing of oppositions, EPRDF has become the sole governing party of the country for the last two decades; yet it couldn’t win the heart  and mind of the people. There are times the party applies a fear-appeal management to make people submissive for its power; terrorizing people on racial and religious grounds. Sometimes, it threatens citizens to lose their work or other benefits unless they stay loyal to the party and keep silent to ask their right. At first, the party was playing racism as a winning card to stay in power and to win public trust; but that couldn’t yield any fruit. Knowing its failure, now, it has been a few years since EPRDF has started to play advocacy for some sentimental and nationally honored concepts which the party doesn’t really committed to or believe on. For instance, recently, the party invested a lot resource to celebrate The Ethiopia Millennium with the people as if it didn’t deny that and said the country has only a history of one century. Again, as if EPRDF didn’t degrade the honor of the country `s flag and called it” a piece of rug, ” now it has started to celebrate flag and culture days nationally.

Not only these, EPRDF is currently using the Nile dam, Hidase as a hot cake to lure the appetite of the nation to get his back. However, the people are well aware of its motives and understood these acts of the party have no real essence to cheer beyond being instrumental to stay in power. If there is one thing the party doesn`t understand or still not will to admit is that EPRDF was not, is not and will not be  able to earn public trust and support.

11 Responses to The Unlimited Human Rights Violations In Ethiopia

  1. lulit

    August 6, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    it is really heart touching and sad to know this all terrible facts about our country and it is all true and well explained thanks our brother, am always worried about the generation as you mentioned we are losing almost one young generation because of boarder crossing,addiction and illegal actions it is all happened because of the unbalance and one tribe benefiting system which is applying for the last 22 years, and Ethiopia has never been colonized by westerns but now colonizing by her own nations, its very sad. we have to save our nation from this unfair and generation killing government.

  2. makal

    August 6, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I really appreciate all your efforts and dedication you put in to your great articles.

  3. Arsi Takele

    August 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    We know there are people who are against to the writers like you. But what ever comes, they won’t win. They are always losers. Ethiopia is for Ethiopians not for Woyanes(TPLF).
    We will stand and fight together for the sake of our people. Peace

  4. Temesgen Mamo

    August 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    The TPLF(EPRDF)are always using their mind tools to get a lot of supporters and others means of income generator, I call it a shame propaganda. Because it is not the less equivalent than killing a generation and poisoning the country with Ethnics politics which left the country to be one of worlds unstable state.

  5. Almaz Alemayehu

    August 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Wow What a writer you nailed it to the Core ,Thank you Mekonenn

  6. Lulit

    August 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Ohh my country when is your new day?? Missing that day. It’s a promising country and I know that God will do something to us soon.

  7. Sheger

    August 6, 2013 at 8:24 am

    It’s heart touching and sad to know all this facts an we can’t make anything to help our mother land to be free from this dictator and irrational governmental party, we are losing almost one generation because of crossing boarders and doing illegal things to survive and to cop up themselves with the one tribe benefiting caricculum which is applying for the last 22 years, we haven’t been colonized with europrean but now colonizing with our own nations. Thanks a lot brother for explaining things in detail. It helps a lot to update ourselves with the current sickness of our naiv people in there.

  8. abate

    August 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    interesting, had been feeling this thought for long thanks dear to reflect me out on the ECADF

  9. Gemda

    August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    wonderful message really is looking for the best article

  10. Nigussie

    August 4, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    What a fabulous article, Thanks for writing such a clear and an outstanding text about the current situation of our country. we need more activists like you Mekonnen. you have almost mentioned every violations that has been devastated by the government forces in the country. In fact it’s a matter of time. Ethiopia shall be free. Ethnics cleansing will come to an end. Truth will triumph at the end. EPRDF’s divide and conquer system will get a solution thanks to the united movement of the exodus people. There will be a time that everyone will be seen on equal level. Keep on you job.