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Ethiopian Diaspora Organizations Statement Incarceration of Fanno Leaders 

Statement of Ethiopian Diaspora Organizations on The Continued Incarceration of Fanno Leaders  And  The Hunger Strike in London to Protest Amhara Genocide 

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Gallant FANO are seen lined up (Photo : file/SM)

Washington D.C.

We, leaders of organizations listed below, express our solidarity with the brave  Ethiopian women who have been on a hunger strike in London for the last two weeks to  expose to the world the ongoing Amhara Genocide in Ethiopia, primarily in the Oromia  Regional State, Wellega Zone; Benshangul Gumuz Region; and Northern Shoa Zones of  the Amhara Regional State. 

The brave activists have been compelled to go on a hunger strike 

because the international media and communities have so far chosen to ignore the plights of  the Amhara people, who are brutally murdered on a daily basis for who they are by the  barbaric and genocidal Oromo Liberation Front Army (OLF-A) that is also being supported  by certain elements of the federal and regional governments. 

Astonishingly, to date, the British government and the international media have not  addressed the protests of these brave and selfless activists. This is another testament of  the biases of Western countries and their media against the Amhara people who have  not been given the same treatment as the terrorist Tigre and Oromo extremists. We strongly  condemn the partisanship of the Western media for ignoring these dedicated Ethiopians that  are on hunger strike some of whom are now under intensive care. 

We also denounce the Ethiopian Federal Government for continuing the incarceration of the  following Fanno leaders after the Amhara Regional State Supreme Court ordered  their release on bail: 

∙ Dr. Wondwossen Asefa 

∙ Mr. Getahun Berie 

∙ Mr. EsayiyasDemeke 

∙ Ms. Shitayie Yetiwale 

∙ Ms. Sewasew Aragaw 

∙ Dr. Tadesse Tesfa-Selasssie 

∙ Major Daniel Asress 

∙ Mr. Abebe Mulatu 

∙ Mr. Natinaiel Abebaw 

∙ Mr. Eyobibied Alemayhu 

∙ Mr. Sitotaw Melkie 

∙ Mr. Tadese Fikir 

∙ Mr. Atinkut Sertse-Dingil 

∙ Mr. Gebeyhu Mola. 

These are leaders who put their lives on the line, when the Ethiopian Federal and Regional  Governments mobilized them to defend Ethiopia from the terrorist TPLF aggressors last  year. Now, the federal government is hunting them down as it treacherously prepares for  negotiations with the same group it had declared as a terrorist organization two years ago.  

We, therefore, demand: 

∙ The international media, governments and organizations address the petitions of the hunger strikers without bias and prejudice.  

∙ The aforementioned Fanno leaders be released unconditionally effective immediately: ∙ The Oromia Regional State security forces stop blockading Amhara citizens of Ethiopia  from entering their capital city, Addis Ababa. 

∙ The Federal Ethiopian Government must end Amhara Genocide in Ethiopia now. ∙ The Federal Government must release political prisoners such as Tadios Tantu,  Temesgen Desalegn, and other journalists and prisoners of conscious. 


1. Adwa Great African Victory Association (AGAVA) 

2. All Shewa Ethiopian People Multipurpose International Association 

3. The Amhara Association in Queensland, Australia 

4. Amhara Dimtse Serechit 

5. Amhara Wellbeing and Development Association 

6. Communities of Ethiopians in Finland 

7. Concerned Amharas in the Diaspora 

8. Ethio-Canadian Human Rights Association 

9. The Ethiopian Broadcast Group 

10.Ethiopian Civic Development Council (ECDC) 

11.Freedom and Justice for Telemt Amhara 

12.Global Alliance for Justice – The Ethiopian Cause 

13.Global Amhara Coalition 

14.Gonder Hibret for Ethiopian Unity 

15.Major Lemma Woldetsadik Memorial Foundation 

16.Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) 

17.Radio Yenesew Ethiopia 

18.Selassie Stand Up, Inc. 

19.Vision Ethiopia 

20.Worldwide Ethiopian Civic Associations Network (WE-CAN)


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  1. Whaat? It will not belong the government and defense will turn against Fano, under the cover, they are” the weyane fano”. In the mean time, Oromiya is dissecting Ethiopians in it’s regions. Wake up! There is a reason why the government removed key pro Ethiopians by sending the as ambassadors to other countries, and replacing olf , Shabia Tplf sympathisers in key government and military positions. The pp government is echoing Liberation Fronts/ Eprdf

  2. Hi!

    I have lived in North America for decades and I have never heard of most of the mentioned self-appointed & self-serving organizations. Please post their contact infos.

    Cherry-Picking Amhara Massacre to Appease TPLF-Egypt-WSW*: Why do MOST self-appointed & self-serving ‘Amhara Activists’ ALWAYS leave out the TPLF’s Amhara Massacres like the ones at MayKadra? Are these Anti-Amharas in Amhara Activist Hats afraid of offending their TPLF-Egypt-WSW masters? [WSW*: White Supremacist West]

    Fanno Politics DON’T mix: Fanno is NOT a Political Party! Fanno is NOT a stand-alone Army! Fanno DOESN’T loot Ethiopian Army’s Armory Armory in Gonder area looted by ‘Gonder Fanno’]. Fanno DOESN’T fight Ethiopia. Fanno IS the Ethiopian Army’s Backup! Fanno IS called upon & deployed wherever the Army needs it the most.

    Double Standard for Domestic Terrorists: Armed insurrection is Domestic Terrorism. If we oppose the Egypt-WSW*- sponsored TPLF-OLF’s armed insurrection, why should we support the Zemene Kassé-Mesafint Tesfu-led Gojjam-Gonder Fanno faction’s armed insurrection? The Zemene-Mesafint-led Gojjam-Gondar Amhara Fanno faction has pledged allegiance to Negadras Eskinder Nega [‘Balderas’] ; General Asaminew Tsigé*.

    General Asaminew Tsigé: TPLF’s Amhara General that the TPLF stripped the rank and threw in jail for life. Abiy released him ; reinstated his rank. Dr. Ambachew and the other Amhara leaders of the time [who fought hard for his release] gave him a job as Head of Amhara Region Security. Alas, soon after, he staged a putsch and gunned down all those Amhara leaders who worked hard for his release and gave him a job, too!

    i_Mognu / don_Q


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