(Qeerroo, Adaamaa, 12 Onkoloolessa 2012) Civil resistance is a way for ordinary youth to fight for their rights, freedom and justice without using violence.
People engaged in civil resistance use diverse tactics, such as strikes, boycotts, mass demonstrations and other actions, to cause wide-ranging social, political and economic change.
Around the world, civil resistance has been called by different names—nonviolent struggle, direct action, people power, political defiance, and civic mobilization—but regardless of which term is used, the fundamental dynamics of civil resistance remain essentially the same.
October, 10th 2012
To: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),
Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Pquis
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Oromia Support Group Australia (OSGA) expresses its deep concern, and appeal to your office for your urgent intervention in relation to the arbitrary arrest of Oromo civilians on 30th September 2012, by Ethiopian armed forces, during celebration of Irrechaa Festival Thanks Giving Day – in Oromia region.
So far, OSGA has confirmed that Fifty two (52) civilians were unjustly imprisoned because the government authorities charged them with wearing unapproved clothing, including the wrong colour of clothes.
The names of the 52 detainees are:
OSG Australia Appeal for Urgent Action October 9 2012.pdf