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List of Oromo Politicians and Activists charged with ATP only at Federal Court Level

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From late 2015 up to date, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, the Oromo’s has been protesting. The protests started in opposing the Master plan which had plans to expand the boundaries of the capital city Addis Ababa, to neighboring Oromia region, which is also known as “Oromia special zone”.

Even though the regional government scraps the “Addis Ababa and Oromia integrated development master plan” that could not stop the already wide spread protests who expands their demand for social and economic justice. The government response to the peaceful protesters was brutal. Many rights groups (including EHRP) released a report that the government of Ethiopia has used excessive forces to disperse the protests and killed over 500 people in addition to reports of many disappeared, in tens of thousands arrested both at regional and federal level.

Ethiopia Human Rights Project (EHRP) has been following the trial of individuals who have been detained and sent to federal prison in relation to the ongoing Oromo protests.  Below is a list of political leaders and human rights activists who have been charged with controversial Ethiopia Anti-Terror proclamation only at federal level

NOTE: The list covers only from November 2015 up to July 2016: 

 

List of politicians and activists that are arrested in related with the ongoing Oromo protests:

Gurmessa Ayana et al

 

  1. Bekele Gerba
  2. Dejene Taffa
  3. Addisu Bulala
  4. Gurmessa Ayana
  5. Abiyot Negassa
  6. Gelina Negere
  7. Chemisa Abdissa
  8. Getu Girma
  9. Firaole Tolli
  10. Getachew Dereje
  11. Beyene Rudo
  12. Tesfaye Luben
  13. Asheber Dessalegne
  14. Dereje Meregia
  15. Yusuf Alemayehu
  16. Hika Tekelu
  17. Gmechu Sheneko
  18. Megersa Asefaw
  19. Lemmi Edito
  20. Abdu Tamirat
  21. Abdela Kemesa
  22. Harakono Qonchora

 

Desta Dinka Et al

 

  1. Desta Dinka
  2. Lemma Baygutema
  3. Wayu Beka
  4. Abdeta Battery

 

Single Case

 

  1. Yonatan Tesfaye

 

Habtamu Milkessa Et al

 

  1. Habtamu Milkessa Challu
  2. Challi Feqad Abdeta
  3. Getinet Lemmi Hayelosse
  4. Bekelecha Qufe Begna
  5. Lemecha Abichu Deressa
  6. Mekonin Gebisa Gedefa
  7. Tsegaye Gadissa Ubba
  8. Abonssa Akuma Hondara
  9. Bekuma Tadesse Dinda
  10. Dinsa Fafa Diriba
  11. Aleku Abona Mekuria
  12. Eshetu Daba Negeu
  13. Tadesse Negeon Gemeda
  14. Umnessa Bedissa Midekssa
  15. Robile Abdissa Kitili
  16. Bekele Teressa Regassa
  17. Negesse Bersisa Debelle
  18. Kassahun Mullisa Muleta
  19. Abdi Tariku Deressa
  20. Dejene Melissa Taffa
  21. Tariku Boki Debella
  22. Abdissa Buka Tujiba
  23. Emiru Negeo Jemma
  24. Melkamu Tadele Biyo
  25. Tesfaye Abate Demissie
  26. Tekaligne Bulecho Gemeda
  27. Kumsissa Duguma Milkessa
  28. Kinfe Mekonin Tessema
  29. Gemechu Tariku Ejigu
  30. Tolossa Bedada Debere
  31. Shiferaw Girma Senebeta
  32. Binyam Chala Geressu
  33. Sintayew Mekonin Geda

 

Olana Kenede et al

 

  1. Olana Kebede
  2. Welede Motuma
  3. Megersa Feqade
  4. Argemsisa Lenjisa
  5. Meseret Aboma
  6. Abdissa Iffi
  7. Warder Tesesgen
  8. Tekaligne Merdossa
  9. Boki Eshetu
  10. Berehanu Boki
  11. Mamush Boki
  12. Feqadu Adugna
  13. Mekonin Zewde
  14. Werku Gurmu
  15. Geremu Adugna
  16. Dereje Taye
  17. Jaleta Sendafa
  18. Lakew Robi
  19. Engida Kusi
  20. Toshele Tesfa
  21. Tadele Alemu

 

 

Abebe Urgessa et al

 

  1. Abebe Urgessa
  2. Megerssa Worku
  3. Adugna Kesso
  4. Bilisuma Damena
  5. Lenjisa Alemayehu (later court acquit  him from terrorism charge)
  6. Teshale Bekele (later court downgraded the charge from terrorism to inciting violence and is released on bail.)

 

Teshome Regassa et al

 

  1. Teshome Regassa
  2. Chala Diyas
  3. Absuman Uma
  4. Nimona Lemessa
  5. Kebede Chemeda
  6. Miretu Guluma
  7. Debissa Beyene
  8. Getahun Desta
  9. Mengistu Gudissa
  10. Tessema Hunde
  11. Bonsa (Obsa) Hailu
  12. Ashebir Ancho

100. Jarra Ebissa

101. Fafa Refanrafa

102. Atnafu Birassa

103. Abdi Tadele

 

Habtamu Hachalu et al

 

  1. 104.  Habtamu Hachalu

105. Tokuma Mulessa

106. Degaga Berehanu

107. Yohannes Urgessa

108. Debsa Belina

109. Abdurahman Adem

110. Yosef Dida

111. Tesfaye Bekele

112. Debisa Etansa

113. Naol Shamiro

114. Leta Ahmed

 

Kejela Gelana  et al

 

  1. Kejela Gelana
  2. Sebkebe Bekele
  3. Abdeta Welansa (Passed away in  Qilinto Prison duo to the torture that he experienced in Maekelawi investigation center)
  4. Gurmessa Demena

 

Amin Yeyo Mumed et al

 

119. Amin Yeyo  Mumed

120. Abdu Yusuf Abduomer

121. Abdulwase Ibrahim Abdela

122. Abdulkadir Mohammed Abdela

123. Shemsedin Ahmed Omed

124. Mohammed Alyuomer Ahmed

125. Mohammed Sofian Hamede

126. Abdi Mohammed Adem

127. Jemal Tofik Ameto

128. Faromisa Hamiso Gizo

129. Harun Ayobo Mohammed

130. Nasir Amin Ibrahim Omer

131. Jemal Aleyu Mohammed Betebe

132. Ahmed Kalif Amin

133. Kelfu Mohammed Adem

134. Birru Geletu Garri

135. Yasin Mohammed Adem

Prepared By Ethiopia Human Rights Project, a non-governmental non for profit human rights organization.

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