The Ethiopia House of Peoples’ Representatives has decided to establish a special committee to investigate crimes against humanity committed against innocent Ethiopians in various parts of the country and make recommendations for the next steps.
The council, in its sixth special session held yesterday, endorsed the resolution on the loss of lives of civilians and security forces in Oromia, Gambella, SNNPR, Benishangul-Gumuz, Amhara, Afar and other parts of the country.
Accordingly, the Council began with a one-minute prayer for the victims of the massacre; It was decided to set up a special committee to consider the diversity of the House of Representatives, to investigate the matter, to provide sufficient information to the House and the public, and to make recommendations for further action.
In addition, prosecute those responsible for the deaths, injuries, and destruction of property in any part of the country; The leadership at all levels, the security forces and the judiciary to ensure the safety and security of the people and bring the perpetrators to justice; It was decided to expedite the rehabilitation of the displaced people and for the Ethiopian people to stand together more than ever in this difficult time.
Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives, Tagesse Chafo, during his presentation of the resolution. He said Ethiopia is a country where many nations, nationalities and peoples are respected and loved, and different religions and cultures are tolerated, but the racism sown over the past 27 years has opened the door for horrific acts of violence.
As a result, he said, there have been horrific massacres of innocent people in different parts of the country.
The members of the House of Representatives said they agreed with the Speaker’s proposal regarding the inhumane treatment of innocent people in various parts of the country. He called for the detailed decisions to be implemented.
Councillor Christian Tadele, for his part, said the inhumane acts should be believed by all Ethiopians. They called on the council to declare a day of national mourning for the victims.
He also said that due diligence should be taken to ensure that the perpetrators do not destroy the evidence in advance when traveling to the affected areas.
Shiishab Tsegaw, another member of parliament, said government officials at the kebele and federal levels who were directly or indirectly involved in the act and who did not fulfil their responsibilities should be held accountable.
She also stressed that the special committee set up to look into the matter should take into account all diversity.
Council member, Prof. Mohamed Abdo, said the committee should be able to reach all areas of the country where problems have arisen.
In addition to investigating the overall damage, the committee also recommended that a sub-committee be set up to look into the needs of those in need of emergency assistance. Members of parliament called on the government to fulfil its primary responsibility to ensure the peace and security of its citizens. He stressed the need to take appropriate action against government officials at all levels who have not fulfilled their responsibilities and the action to be taken should be transparent and public.
Resolution No. 10/2014 on the inhumane treatment of the country’s citizens was approved by a majority of one vote and one abstention.
The parliament presented a resolution to the House of People’s Representatives regarding the inhumane acts that have been perpetrated on innocent Ethiopians.
According to article 50(3) of the constitution, the federal government’s highest authority is the house of people’s representatives. It’s responsibility is for the people of the country, and their representation is for the whole Ethiopian people.
Our country Ethiopia is one of the countries with the longest history in the world.
A country that was not ruled by colonialists has contributed to the liberation of African countries, where many nations, nationalities and peoples live in harmony and love, and different religions and cultures live in harmony.
However, the terrible and divisive racism that was sown in the past 27 years has opened the door for the people to commit horrendous atrocities.
Because of this, inhumane massacres have been committed on civilians in different parts of our country.
Therefore, the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Republic House of People’s Representatives is talking about the inhumane genocide committed on our citizens in Oromia, Gambela, Southern B/B/H region, Benishangul Gumuz region, Amhara, Afar regions and other parts of our country and the loss of lives on our innocent citizens and the security forces that worked to maintain peace and security.
According to article 55 and article (7) of the constitution, the authority has been given to take necessary measures regarding the basic human rights of the citizens and the security of the country.
The following decision was passed condemning the massacre on citizens:
- A one minute prayer should be observed for the people who were brutally murdered.
- In any region and surrounding of our country, those who have caused death and injury to civilians and destroyed property should be brought to justice.
- The authorities at every level, the security forces and the judiciary should strictly respect the people’s safety and peace; and the perpetrators should be brought to justice.
- The rehabilitation of displaced people from their villages and villages should be done immediately.
- The Ethiopian people to stand in brotherhood, togetherness and unity more than ever in this difficult time.
- To form a committee that will be appointed by the top leaders of the council to investigate the issue and provide sufficient information for the council and the people, and also to present an advice that will help the next steps.
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