Ethiopian Forces kill young Somali woman in Ogaden after unrest
By Ahmed Abdi
Kebridahar —Ethiopian forces killed Monday a young Somali woman in Kebridahar, about 200 Kilometers South-East of the city of Harar, according to eye-witnesses.
“After she hesitated to participate in a pro-administration rally, the Ethiopian Security Forces shot and killed Mariam Muhumed Muse,” said an eyewitness who asked not to be named.
A state-organized rally against anti-government protests was held throughout Ogaden and whoever defied was either jailed or killed, the source added.
A vehicle owned by a local MP who was trying to take part the rally in Doollo Province was severely injured along with dozens of civilians when the truck they were traveling in crashed between Daratole and Wardher.
The Ethiopian government who supports the regional leader of Abdi Iley want the protests in Sitti province and other areas in Ogaden to die down and dozens of young men and women were arrested for involvement.
Ogaden which borders Somalia, Somalia, Kenya and the tiny Eastern African state of Djibouti was transferred to Ethiopia by Great Britain on November 29, 2054.
The conflict in Ogaden region has killed thousands of people over the last 20 years and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
Rights Groups accused the Ethiopian regime of committing human rights violation and war crimes in Ogaden.