Oromo political prisoners on hunger strike: Bekele Gerba critically ill and denied hospital

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 12:43 a.m. by FNN

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The BBC reported on 12 February that political prisoners in Ethiopia had collapsed after sixteen days
of hunger strike (uploaded 08.26 Opposition leaders in Ethiopia on hunger strike). Further
deterioration in the health of leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front and Oromo Federalist Congress,
said by their lawyers to be already weak, could precipitate further widespread unrest according to the
report.
Civil war, which has killed scores of thousands of civilians in Tigray is likely to escalate in other
areas, especially Oromia - now under martial law for two years. Killings, including executions in
police custody, have been occurring throughout 2020 on a scale not seen since the Red Terror of
1977/8, as recorded by the Oromia Support Group, Oromo Menschenrechts und Hilfs Organization,
and Human Rights League for the Horn of Africa.


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