Protests by the residents of Ethiopia’s Somali region is spreading to several towns as demanding the removal of regional president Abdi Mohamoud Omar (Abdi Ilay or Iley) has intensified.
President Abdi and his notorious special police (aka Liyu Police) are accused of waging a genocidal war against the people of Ogaden and an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Oromo.
Ethiopia: Somali region protests erupted on 20 April. Calling for regional govt to release 1,500 prisoners. Later against corruption and abuse by regional president, Abdi Illey, unpopular because of his violent deployment of the Somali militia https://t.co/ZM3lMdoXNv
— Martin Plaut (@martinplaut) May 11, 2018
Very tense and volatile situation are reporting from Ethnic Somali region. Tayasir Omer-Food is the latest victim that hanged in kabridahare by current administration direct order from Abdi Iley at .Fresh protests are taking in different parts of the region pic.twitter.com/8UKm6bjj7i
— M.Dahir (@colhaye2011) May 11, 2018
Abdi Iley’s Liyu Police fire bullets on unarmed protesters
First pictures of the tortured Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Somali Region Branch Commissioner, and deputy commissioner of the National Election Board of Ethiopia, Mr Jamal Mohamed Warfa, emerge. He was beaten by Abdi Iley’s Liyu Police in Jigjiga yesterday. pic.twitter.com/pk9vG8oLJy
— Yusuf Ali Adan (@iamsomali) May 4, 2018