The following is an open letter from Dr. Begna Dugassa, Vice Chairman of the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA), to Amnesty International and officials of the Ethiopian government, in response to the Ethiopian government’s defamation campaign against Amnesty International for exposing the crimes against humanity being committed against the Oromo people.
November 12, 2014
Subject: In Defense of the Latest Amnesty International (AI) Report on Repression in Oromia
Dear the Secretary General & the Minsters of the Ethiopian Federal Government:
I am writing this letter to defend the latest Amnesty International (AI) report “‘BECAUSE I AM OROMO’ Sweeping Repression in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia” from the attacks and mischaracterization of the Ethiopian government presented on BBC Radio and other media outlets. I believe I am entitled to do this for four reasons.