We will hold International Twitter Campaign on Friday, December 8, 2017, in connection with the US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Yamamato’s visit to Ethiopia that will take place from December 7-9, 2017.
The International Twitter Campaign will focus on calling upon the United States Government to support the Ethiopian people on four key Ethiopian national Issues to avert the ongoing political crisis from degenerating into civil war and region-wide violence which will lead to serious instability and conflict in the Eastern African Sub Region.
- To call upon the United States to condemn the joint and well-coordinated TPLF and Samali Janjaweed Militia (locally known as Somali Liyu Police) Ethnic Cleansing war against the Oromo people in the East and South Eastern part of the Oromia Regional State, and get the international humanitarian support including from the government of the United States for close to one million Oromo civilians evicted and displaced by this ethnic cleansing war.
- To call upon the United States to put maximum pressure on the TPLF/EPRDF government to unconditionally release all political prisoners and religious leaders including Leaders of the Oromo Federalist Congress(OFC) and Dimtachin Yisema leaders.
- To demand the United States government to end its Security Sector assistance to the Ethiopian Military, the Ethiopian National Intelligence, and the Ethiopian Federal police that the TPLF/EPRDF government is using to commit ethnic cleansing against the Oromo people and nationwide attack on Ethiopian people until the Ethiopian regime depoliticize these institutions and stops attacking the Ethiopian people, and removes them from among civilians and return them to military barracks and hold accountable those criminals who have been attacking the Ethiopian people.
- To call upon the United States to support the struggle of the Ethiopian people to establishing the government of the people by the people for the people by ending the current exclusionary and discriminatory practices of the TPLF/EPRDF regime. It is important to note that for the last two years, the TPLF/EPRDF regime refused to heed and address the demands of the ongoing Oromo protests and Amhara resistance for justice, equality, fairness, and equitable distribution of political power and economic resources.
We will make a detailed announcement tomorrow. Please tell your friends and prepare to join us. U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa