Remembering the Victims of the 2005 Post Ethiopian Election TPLF Massacres.
On 8th June 2005, TPLF’s heavily armed Agazi forces, which were directly controlled by Meles Zenawi, were deployed in the streets of Addis Ababa.
They massacred innocent civilians for taking part in a demonstration demanding the respect of the outcome of the elections in the country.
Most of the dead had gunshots to the head and hundreds were wounded while thousands were abducted and sent to remote military prison camps.
These murders are regularly referred to just in numerical statistics. But each of this numbers represent fellow Ethiopians, with dreams, loved ones and life plans.
Below are a few descriptions on what happened in the two days of the start of the still ongoing massacres,
8th June 2005: EPRDF’s heavily armed forces deployed in the streets of Addis Ababa massacre at least 42 innocent civilians for taking part in a demonstration demanding the respect of the outcome of the elections in the country. Most of the dead had gunshots to the head and hundreds were wounded while thousands were abducted and sent to remote military prison camps.
8th June 2005: Business owners, taxi and mini-bus drivers take strike action to protest over the ruling party’s alleged massive election fraud and its fierce violations of human rights. The streets of Addis Ababa under the intimidating control of the TPLF’s armed forces. The government places opposition leaders under house arrest.
9th June 2005: Amnesty International issues a press release saying that ‘over 1,500 students and other demonstrators are at risk of torture [and] further arrests are reportedly continuing in Addis Ababa and in other towns where student demonstrations took place’. The organization condemns the excessive use of force by the police, who it says ‘used live ammunition against peaceful protestors’. ‘The excessive and indiscriminate use of force is in contravention of international human rights standards,’ said Kolawole Olaniyan, Amnesty International’s Africa Programme Director.
Below are a few pictures of our Ethiopian Brothers and Sisters of the 2005 post election victims of TPLF’s massacres;
is believed to be the first victim of the regime’s atrocious killings following the election crisis.
Note: These pictures are only those that we could find their picture of, there are many hundreds more victims of TPLF’s barbaric atrocities in Ethiopia.
The pictures in the link provided below;
Link to : Pictures of TPLF’s Murders
The Independent commissioners (Mr Wolde-Michael Meshesha, a deputy chairman of a 10-member inquiry) spent six months interviewing more than 600 people, including the prime minister, police officers, witnesses and government officials. In early July 2006, shortly before completing its report, the team held a vote and decided, 8 to 2, that excessive force had been used.
See below the full list, consisting of the victims names, age, address, occupation, weapon used , date of incident and death, evidence, witness …etc. See Full List (pdf)
The Sacrifice of Our Ethiopian Brothers & Sisters Will Not Be in Vain!