Tariku Tadese

01-31-18

It is not meant to be inflammatory but derisive to the culprits and admonition to the negligent Federal Government.

These are tragic days in Ethiopia when the people of Tigray have become a target for genocide by none other than their own brothers and sisters from different nationalities. And all these after a bitter struggle to liberate the people of Tigray and  Ethiopia from the yoke of a brutal communist dictatorship of the military Junta, the Derg.

The Derg committed  heinous crime on all peoples of Ethiopia by waging official red terror,  forced recruitment of the youth, judicial killing in mass, displacement, famine and the list goes on and on….

The people of  Tigray  supported the TPLF because it lead the struggle that was needed to liberate the people of Ethiopia in general and the people of  Tigray in particular. It was not a carte blanche support for the benefit of the TPLF. The people of Tigray are magnanimous but have the right and power to withdraw their support and chose an alternate means, if the TPLF doesn’t stand for the people.

The people of Tigray wish and want to be patient assuming that the recurring grave crimes being committed upon them will be brought to control by the National governments where these crimes are being committed and by the Federal Government, which has a responsibility of guarantying respect of individual human rights and community rights.

In a Federal system, violation of human rights, be it to individual or groups of people based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex etc. is a federal crime and responsibility of the Federal Government, to control, rectify and bring to justice the violators of the individual's or peoples rights.

In Ethiopia however we have come to notice that the Federal Government doesn’t seem to care even to give appropriate condolences to the family and friends of the victims, leave alone to act in a responsible way and protect them.

The Federal government should not stand idly and allow genocide, so to appease some corrupt leaders in some of the Nations who are using the Tigreans as their scapegoat for their failures.

How is it that hundreds and thousands of people are killed in the Oromia and Somalia conflict, many Tigreans were killed in Gonder and thousands displaced last year and many more are killed currently in Woldia and environs and Pm. Hailemariam doesn’t  have the fortitude to condemn / admonish such crimes in the strongest terms that he could master?
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