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O.N.L.F Statement On Ethiopian War Crimes

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O.N.L.F Statement On Ethiopian War Crimes In Somalia

April 11, 2007


The EPRDF/TPLF regimes appalling record of human rights violations which has manifested itself repeatedly in 0gaden is now apparent in what can only be described as war crimes being committed against the people of Somalia.


Since the EPRDF/TPLF invasion of Somalia, hundreds of civilians have been killed with countless others wounded as a result of the deliberate shelling of residential neighborhoods. Many others of Oromo and 0gaden origin have also been specifically targeted for detention, torture and in some cases, execution.


Tens of thousands of Somali civilians are fleeing EPRDF/TPLF troops conducting military operations against civilian targets in Mogadishu. These people are fleeing with little in hand and face dehydration and famine as access to food and water becomes increasingly difficult.


Meanwhile, EPRDF/TPLF occupation forces continue to stir clan rivalries by providing arms to clan militias in various parts of Somalia. These arm deliveries continue to violation UN resolutions.


The ONLF would like to alert the international community to the disaster which is unfolding in Somalia. We would like to affirm that war crimes are taking place in Somalia currently and urge the world community to investigate and realize the full and immediate withdrawal of EPRDF/TPLF troops from Somalia.


The ONLF urges the Somali people to set aside their differences for the sake of the salvation of their nation and embark on a clear path toward national reconciliation leading to a future built by Somalis for Somalis.


The people of 0gaden continue to stand in strong solidarity with the Somali people as they resist EPRDF/TPLF occupation.

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