Solidarity Committee for Ethiopian Political Prisoners – Canada
July 18, 2020
Solidarity Committee for Ethiopian Political Prisoners – Canada (SOCEPP-CAN) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established to combat abuse of human rights in Ethiopia. SOCEPP-CAN has been legally registered and has been operating in Canada since 1995. It has been actively involved in campaigning for the protection of human and political rights in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. In tandem with other campaigners, SOCEPP-CAN works to see a world where all human beings could live in harmony enjoying there freedom and exercising there rights without limitations.
SOCEPP-Canada is highly alarmed and deeply worried by situations transpiring in Ethiopia in recent weeks. We are making this call to the world, primarily to the Government of Ethiopia, to take meaningful legal and administrative measures to protect it’s citizens and assure them there
rights to life.
The world must act now to stop the mass killings that took place in Ethiopia in recent weeks to destroy targeted ethnic or religious groups following a targeted and an orchestrated assassination of an Oromo pop-star, Hachaluu Hundessa. We are deeply saddened by the brutal death of over 240 people who were mostly killed due to there identities. It has also caused serious bodily injuries of over 400 people, mental harms and evictions of over 3500 people and deliberate destruction of over 200 properties and establishments.
The world must stand with Ethiopians as the situation is taking the character of Genocide and halt it before it destroys the nation and it catches the rest of the world by a complete shock. The ethnically organized ‘Federal’ Administration for the past three decades has created a classification between people and divided them into “them’ and “us”. Ethiopia did not take sufficient preventive measures throughout these years and some of the new generations of young people have grown up and passed through ethnically intoxicated institutions that are less governed by universalistic laws and which at the same time are responsible for the production and reproduction of divisions, suspicions and hate among people. Continue reading “A CALL TO STOP CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN ETHIOPIA”