114 Oromo Students Injured by Live Ammunition

(OLF News – April 10, 2011) – Starting on the evening of April 6, 2011 up to the morning of April 7, 2011, the Woyane Ethiopian Federal police have been firing live ammunition on about 400 unarmed and peaceful Oromo students of Mizan-Tepi University injuring several students and arresting several others, a report we received on April 08, 2011 revealed.


While OLF News could not verify the exact number of students injured and arrested, the latest update we received today April 10, 2011 revealed that 114 Oromo students, injured by live ammunition, have been admitted to Mizan Tepi hospital, and many others, who were not taken to hospital, are suffering in individual houses without any medical attention. The updated report we received today added that more than 50 other Oromo students have been abducted and their whereabouts are unknown.

Oromo students in the area are appealing to all humanitarian, governmental and non-governmental organizations to follow the whereabouts of those abducted and also to save the lives of those left without medical attention.


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