25/12/08 (B479) Selon un communiqué du front de libération de l’Ogaden (ONLF), les troupes éthiopiennes auraient tué 48 personnes. // Woyanne troops gun down 48 civilians in Ogaden

ONLF Statement on Massacre in Mooyaha Village, Ogaden

The Woyanne army in Ethiopia has carried out a wanton massacre in the village of Mooyaha near the town of Ararso 50 Km north west of Dagahbur, Ogaden on the 17th of December 2008.

The Woyanne troops rounded up the villagers and started gunning them down indiscriminately. Forty eight civilians mostly comprised of children, women and elderly died on the spot and at least fifty are gravely wounded.

There were no ONLF forces in the area to justify an attack on the village making this a deliberate and planned massacre. On the same day, the Woyanne army also killed six civilians in Galalshe town near Fik.

The Woyanne troops have now sealed off the area and are preventing surrounding communities from coming to aid their compatriots with the wounded and to bury the dead. They are working hard to eliminate the evidence of this massacre.

The ONLF believes this is the beginning of a new round of genocide in the Ogaden where there has been an increase civilian attacks by the Woyanne regime, including attacks using helicopter gunships against civilian targets.

The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) calls upon the United Nations to send an urgent mission to the village and investigate this massacre while providing necessary aid to the remaining survivors.

Furthermore, the ONLF calls upon the Security Council to hold the Ethiopian regime of Meles Zenawi accountable for its crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Ogaden.

The ONLF is once again informing the world that Genocide continues in Ogaden and further delays in a direct international intervention will result in the continued loss of innocent civilian lives.

Ogaden National Liberation Front

02/09/07 (B411) Communiqué de l’ONLF. Selon cette organisation, les éthiopiens, dans une tentative de la dernière chance, tenteraient de menacer tous les villageois de l’Ogaden des pires représailles, s’ils donnaient le moindre détail sur les exactions et crimes de guerre commis dans la région où la mission de l’ONU doit se rendre.ONLF Statement on Civilian (En Anglais – Info lecteur)

In a desperate attempt to conceal war crimes in Ogaden, the Ethiopian regime has begun to threaten civilians living along the planned routes of the recently announced United Nations Fact Finding Mission To Ogaden. villagers and pastoralists are being told
they will suffer the consequences if they share details of war crimes with members of the mission.

The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) led regime continues to commit war crimes against the people of Ogaden with the latest war crime occuring when much of the Village of Marameydh located between the towns of Garbo and Dhenaan was torched by Ethiopian troops on 29th August 2007.

Given continued war crimes at the hands of this regime despite the presence of a United Nations Fact Finding Mission, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) calls upon the United Nations to thoroughly investigate war crimes in Ogaden and guarantee the safety of civilians who provide war crimes related information to members of the mission.

The ONLF welcomes the decision by the United Nations to send a fact finding mission to Ogaden as a prudent first step in addressing the current humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ogaden

Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)
onlfpress@onlf.org