Ethiopia: After 3 years, there is still no justice for the victimsn of the West Hararghe massacre
Ethiopia: After 3 years, there is still no justice for the victims
of the West Hararghe massacre
Security forces and justice and human rights committees failed to protect
and investigate atrocities in West Hararghe
16 December 2020
Somalis living under Ethiopian rule have faced relentless atrocities over the past century as consecutive Ethiopian emperors and tyrants unleashed scorched earth policies aimed at uprooting and ainalating its Somali populace in the east. However what occurred exactly three years ago today on 15th December 2017 can only be described as a crime against humanity as hundreds of Somalis where wantonly massacred in the span of 24 hours.
The Somali people in West Hararghe, have lived in the area for centuries and interestingly, most of them do not able speak Somali language. However, they have been targeted and murdered because of their ethnicity and religion background (Somali and Islam).
On 15 December 2017, more than 300 unarmed civilians from ethnic Somali were killed in three districts (including 64 individuals in Gadula) in the West Hararghe Zone of Oromia region.
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