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On what was called “Declaration of Emergency” in Ethiopia:

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by Henok Gabisa

1 – Arrests, brutal crackdown has been taking place already. What will this state of emergency change ?

The country has already been under the same exact situation of state of emergency. Since the first protest broke out in Ginchi town, the people have endured all kinds of governmental brutality with impunity. For all intents and purposes, Oromia fell under the rule of the command post as of December of 2015 (see EBC report on December 15 or 16 where Getachew Reda and the PM HMD vowed for “merciless and definitive” action/measure against the protesters). The same statement was made by HMD in regard to the Amhara protest a month ago. So, that means, the country is already in exact similar situation with state of emergency. No official of the regime has ever been investigated and prosecuted for the killings of hundreds and thousands of mass arrests in the past months.
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If there is anything the declaration of the state of emergency tells us, it is a sinister move thought to be used as a legal cover by the regime to continue to exculpate or exonerate itself from mass murders, mass arrests, media blackout and all other vengeful actions it is taking against the public. It is just a final attempt to legalize and legitimize all that is to come.

It has to be noted that it is just legal and constitutional under Ethiopian legal system (Article 93 of the Constitution ) to kill during state of emergency. In Ethiopia, right to life is among lists of derogable rights contrary to the international human rights treaty obligations where observance of right to life should remain intact in any kind of emergency situation. Not that Ethiopia has ever observed its international duty, now we are witnessing an all-out war situation declared against the citizens.

It has to be noted that the declaration of emergency is yet to be published. This means, the regime will have an unaccountably and extremely broad margin of military actions to engage in a war-like battles against the public. That will be another self-caused recipe for the end of the regime.

2 – Do you see it more like a domestic or foreign oriented message?

I see it like a message desired to be conveyed to the foreigners that the regime is still in control, while in fact, the irony of the declaration is a deep cut that demystified the country is in fact unstable, volatile and more likely to explode contrary to the invented narrative built over the last decades.

3 – Do you see any room for dialogue in this crisis ?

I think the room for dialogue is closed. That ship has already sailed with the #Oromomassacre at #Irreechaa last week that was caused by military’s firing at the crowed at the sacred event and stampede that followed as a result. Nobody expected the regime goes that low. It proved to the people that the regime’s political psychology is hell bent on winning the battle by deploying the military at any expense, even though we can’t find an example anywhere in the world where people lost a battle to tyranny and dictatorship despite the journey it takes to see freedom and democracy desired in life.

3 Comments

  1. Ethiopia is already under marshall law, i.e. under tplf/woyane military rule state of emrgency is a very simple bluff from the most desperate criminal gangs. No body care about the state of emergency. The people of Ethiopia must fight untill the freedom day. No mor no less.

    We should not forget these criminal gangs is responsible for genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and war crimes. No one can save them from indictment. They shall face justice.
    Ethiopia prevails.

  2. Report on Marshal Law and Emergency in Ethiopia ….from Prof PC Reddy

    I have already mentioned to the readers of international community about my strange experience in Ethiopia against human rights. while I was working in Ethiopia during the last 5 years.

    Now I am appealing to International Community, especial US, UN, EU human rights organizations to call for international summit against  the Ethiopian Governance:

    Having enjoyed hard earned funds from international community since 25 years, under the hidden autocratic agenda against humanity and  human rights, now  the Ethiopian Governance imposed Marshall Law in Ethiopia with twisted dialog i.e Emergency and Marsha Law, to confuse the international community, where these two systems are quite controversial  to each other . It is shameful part on the international community especially on the part of US foreign policy and Obama administration. It is true face of the people behind so called Ethiopian Pseudo Democratic Government.

    I believe that the doubt has to come to the international community whether Ethiopian governance is protecting the interest of their own people by addressing their issues or simply protecting the interest of foreign investors and egoistic people behind the US administration.

    The essence of all the religions based on which the human culture flourished across the world, simply say that the people who are supporting and seeing the ‘SIN’ against humanity are more dangerous, rather than the people who are doing SIN.  Hence, the US and UN as a viewer and supporter to such ‘SIN’ being done across the world without knowing the  facts,  is directly responsible to bag that so called ‘SIN’ against the humanity, especially Barak Obama and his administration as hard earned money of US and international community misused, being given to the hands of cruel politicians to massacre and destroying human rights.

    It is also a lesson for the international community especially for US, UN, EU and other countries, who are blindly following the US and UN foreign policy to question how the hard earned funds from international community are being misused against the human rights under the ignorance of UN.

    How do they say that they will not answer to any foreign community. Is it not shameful for international community for not allowing international observers in to Ethiopia, that having enjoyed several billions of USD from the international community

    At least now it is the time to realize and  stop all sorts of support to Ethiopian Government until the democracy is restored.

    The time has come for the debate by the international community to save the lives of innocent people of Ethiopia

    Prof PC Reddy

    Bangalore India +91 8790471108

  3. Report on Marshal Law and Emergency in Ethiopia ….from Prof PC Reddy

    I have already mentioned to the readers of international community about my strange experience in Ethiopia against human rights. while I was working in Ethiopia during the last 5 years.

    Now I am appealing to International Community, especial US, UN, EU human rights organizations to call for international summit against the Ethiopian Governance:

    Having enjoyed hard earned funds from international community since 25 years, under the hidden autocratic agenda against humanity and human rights, now the Ethiopian Governance imposed Marshall Law in Ethiopia with twisted dialog i.e Emergency and Marsha Law, to confuse the international community, where these two systems are quite controversial to each other . It is shameful part on the international community especially on the part of US foreign policy and Obama administration. It is true face of the people behind so called Ethiopian Pseudo Democratic Government.

    I believe that the doubt has to come to the international community whether Ethiopian governance is protecting the interest of their own people by addressing their issues or simply protecting the interest of foreign investors and egoistic people behind the US administration.

    The essence of all the religions based on which the human culture flourished across the world, simply say that the people who are supporting and seeing the ‘SIN’ against humanity are more dangerous, rather than the people who are doing SIN. Hence, the US and UN as a viewer and supporter to such ‘SIN’ being done across the world without knowing the facts, is directly responsible to bag that so called ‘SIN’ against the humanity, especially Barak Obama and his administration as hard earned money of US and international community misused, being given to the hands of cruel politicians to massacre and destroying human rights.

    It is also a lesson for the international community especially for US, UN, EU and other countries, who are blindly following the US and UN foreign policy to question how the hard earned funds from international community are being misused against the human rights under the ignorance of UN.

    How do they say that they will not answer to any foreign community. Is it not shameful for international community for not allowing international observers in to Ethiopia, that having enjoyed several billions of USD from the international community

    At least now it is the time to realize and stop all sorts of support to Ethiopian Government until the democracy is restored.

    The time has come for the debate by the international community to save the lives of innocent people of Ethiopia

    Prof PC Reddy

    Bangalore India +91 8790471108

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