Farole Arrests and Tortures 15 Somali Ogaden Deportees

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 6th, 2014
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As Fresh killings reported in Ogaden province of Degehbur

By: Ahmed Abdi

Somalilandsun – The Puntland Administration has arrested and severely tortured 15 undocumented Somali deportees from Saudi Arabia on Friday.

These 15-young men were trying to return to Ethiopian-Occupied Ogaden region by way of Puntland after they were deported from Saudi Arabia ,but Punt-land security forces arrested and tortured these young men in Garowe, jail.

According to local sources,Ethiopian agents are interrogating these 15 young men that hails from same Somali ethnic clan of ,Ogaden,and may likely to be handed over to Ethiopian security forces.

Puntland,which shares a border with Ethiopian-occupied Ogaden region has been repeatedly handing over Somalis From Ogaden region to Ethiopian Security forces over the past 5 years,that have been detained, tortured,executed in this way or coerced into confessing or naming family members accused of supporting the Liberation movement, The Ogaden National Liberation Front ,who were in return arrested,tortured and killed.

Relatives that contacted us,fear for these young men’s safety and urged Puntland Administration to release them.

Fresh killings reported in Ogaden province of Degehbur

Ogaden Map/courtsey AljazeeraOgaden Map/courtsey Aljazeera

By Mohamed Faarah

(Ogadentoday Press)- Ethiopian Paramilitary Security under the administration of Somali Regional state has shot dead a young civilian man in Degahbour town of Ogaden Region in eastern Part of Ethiopia.

The killing took place in the centre of Degahbour on Thursday.

A confirmed source in Degahbour told to Ogadentoday Press on the phone.

The reason behind killing is unclear and unknown but locals say this happens many times and express concern about human right abuses committed by the forces.

Relatives read his name as, Farhan Dheg Adar.

Recent days, reports of civilian killings are alarming in deferent part of the region.

Human rights groups accused several times, a crime against humanity Addis Ababa government.

Britain has been accused of training and supporting financially the paramilitary forces that committing human rights abuse in Ogaden region. An accusation that the British Foreign aid mission in London denied.

Since 2005, Ethiopia government isolated Ogaden region from the World, Ethiopia imposed a ban all international aid and media organizations in Ogaden despite some are operating under the permit of intelligence surveillances.

Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fighting for the self-determination of Ogaden Region in Ethiopia since 1994.

Ogadentoday Press

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