Home | News    Wednesday 3 December 2008

Ethiopia: Oromo oppositions accuse intelligence service, federal police of "defamation"

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 2, 2008 (ADDIS ABABA) — The Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM) and the Oromo People’s Congress (OPC) in a joint statement said that the National Information Security Service (NISS) and the Federal Police have launched wide defamatory campaign against them and called up on them to stop immediately.

Both parties are legally registered parties with many elected members of parliament. The NISS and the Federal Police have no right to engage in a defamatory campaign to legal parties that respect the constitutional order and strive towards building a democratic order a joint statement said.

The joint statement comes after The Joint Anti-terror Taskforce of the National Intelligence and Security Service and the Federal Police last week called up on both parties to evict those members of their parties who it said are engaged in dismantling the national constitution by creating links with “terror” group like the outlawed Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

In a press statement it released last week the Taskforce said the OPC and OFDM have the constitutional obligation to evict those members who are engaged in terrorist activities as they have promised to the public to safeguard the constitution.

It further said some of the members of the two parties have been engaged in subversive activities by promoting the cause of the terrorist group operating under the name of OLF.

But the two parties refuting the joint statement given by the NISS and the Federal Police, they said if a party is guilty of having members who have deserted the country, it is another party that should have bore the blame

They also reaffirmed that their means of achieving their political goals is only through a peaceful and legal way.

Both opposition parties also accused Ethiopian television of airing the NISS and Federal Police joint statement without considering the legal ramifications since it violates provisions in the political parties’ proclamation as well as the constitution which protects people from defamation.

According to intelligence service, federal police those members of the OFDM, who had parliamentary seats previously, and who joined now the OLF include, Getahcew Jigi, Abiot Kebede, Sarah Mamo and Getachew Amenti.

And those members of the OFDM, who were found to have been engaged in terrorist activities by the court of justice, are Gudeta Shube, Ashenafi Adugna, Ethiopia Temesgen Ayansa.

Recently, OFDM Secretary-General Bekele Jirata was arrested by the Federal Police on charges alleged links to terror groups.

The Federal Police Crime Investigation Unit told the Federal First Instance Court on Monday that it has testimonies that prove that the accused has been recruiting and training terrorists.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 3 December 2008 23:29, by Yaadasaa Dafaa

    What an irony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Whether an Oromo political entity functions in clandestine with the
    resolution of taking what ever step necessary needed to protect"in the
    best interest" of the Oromia state and it’s people,or functions "legally"according to their
    constitution, is still illegal to be called an Oromoo by Ethiopian
    governmental apparatus. Presumably, government protects it’s citizens
    and their interest. Then why is it illegal to advocate for the Oromo
    people’s rights in the legal means in Ethiopia? Is this a naked truth,
    and hideously an ostentatious behavior of a colonizer, or not? Just remember that there can be an Oromia state without Ethiopia, but there will be no Ethiopia without the Oromo people. Yes, it will be called Abyssinia, and that will not be an Ethiopia.

    Yaadasaa@gmail.com

    repondre message

  • 31 July 2012 12:11, by danaray79

    Nicely explained. It’s indeed an art to stop new visitors with your attractive writing style. Truly impressive and nice information. Thanks for sharing. Buy Dissertation.

    repondre message

  • 21 May 2013 04:31, by ccocoo

    ray ban outlet workmanship behind every single set ray ban sunglasses outlet with eyeglasses is simply impressive http://www.cheap-raybansunglasses.co.uk.

    repondre message

  • 17 June 2013 10:16, by bowen113

    2013 Replica HandbagsYour blog provided us with valuable information to work with. Each & every tips of your post are awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    repondre message

  • 24 June 2013 13:49, by jennyjesica

    It further said some of the members of the two parties have been engaged in subversive activities by promoting the cause of the terrorist group operating under the name of OLF.Joey Atlas Cellulite

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan needs citizens’ participation in politics 2019-09-14 18:11:41 By Biong Deng Biong On the 4th December 2012, Isaiah Abraham was tragically gunned down in cold blood outside his residence in the South Sudan capital, Juba. The gunman was apparently ‘unknown’. (...)

Has Thomas Cirilo realize the importance of the enemy of my enemy is my friend? 2019-09-09 13:29:06 By Clement Maring Samuel When I read a tripartite agreement signed by Gen. Thomas Cirilo; Gen. Pagan Amum Okiech; and Gen. Paul Malong Awan who represented their parties of SSNDA; R-SPLM, and (...)

President Kiir: The Nelson Mandela of South Sudan? 2019-09-09 12:44:31 By Biong Deng Biong There is no reservation that Nelson Mandela was a great leader, but how does President Kiir fair? More often, we focus on the negative performance of leaders while forgetting (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.