The Honorable Heiko MaasMinister for International AffairsFederal International OfficeWerderscher Markt 110117 BerlinDear Mr. Minister:Only recently, we commemorated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The world appeared on in horror because the Hutu extremists massacred multiple million Tutsis and different reasonable Hutu’s in lower than 100 days. The incident validated that the genocide can occur in anytime and anyplace.The United Nations Conference on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines “genocide” as killing and sure acts “committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.”In depth and irrefutable proof helps a discovering that the Oromo extremists teams mistreatment of Orthodox Christians and different weak minorities, meets this definition.Shortly after the wake of the June 29 assassination of widespread Oromo artist Haacaaluu Hundessaa, excessive youth teams launched an assaults in opposition to Orthodox Christians and different minorities in Oromia regional state.In an announcement launched by the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC), detailed a grim report on, in assaults which lasted for 3 days, 67 Christians “were brutally beaten, chopped with machetes, stabbed with spear, cut down with scythes, beaten with bats and stoned to death.” The report also stated victims’ corpses were dragged through the streets [and] their body parts, which had been lying around for days, became food for animals.”According to the Church fact finding mission report “38 parishioners were permanently (severely injured), and 29 parishioners were hurt with minor injuries. In addition more than 7,000 parishioners, were displaced and have been subjected to various psychological crises.” Initial findings estimate they lost “more than five billion birr worth of property through looting and fire.”Emerging report proved that victims are at high risk of being subjected to systematic and horrific religious persecution. It was observed that their condition made them more susceptible to coronavirus and other infectious diseases.Sadly enough, the Oromia National Regional State and the Federal Government fall to ensure the safety and security of Orthodox Ethiopians and other vulnerable minority groups from extremists attack. These groups are not only armed; they have been committing increasingly disturbing attacks against Christians in recent months. Strong evidence suggests the involvement of the local administration and the militia in the targeted attack.Those extremists elements’ behind the attack own public statements take “credit” for the homicide of Orthodox Christians exactly as a result of they’re Christian and categorical its intent to wholly eradicate Christian and different minority communities from Oromo area.The main proper teams reminiscent of Genocide Watch, Minority Rights Group and leaders of a broad array of organisations, together with the holy synod, and plenty of others, have known as the actions in opposition to Orthodox Christians in Oromia area, genocide.We’re additionally calling on the German authorities, and the worldwide group to do the identical and take speedy motion to cease it.We consider Germany should finish its silence in regards to the ongoing genocide in opposition to Orthodox Christians and different minority teams in Oromia regional state in Ethiopia.We implore you to talk up on behalf of those Orthodox Christians and brutalized minority populations. We subsequently urge you to declare that Orthodox Christians, together with and different minorities, are targets of ongoing genocide.Sincerely,Aba DionasiosBishop , Germany and surrounding dioses Be part of the dialog. Like borkena on Fb and get Ethiopian Information updates recurrently. As properly, it’s possible you’ll get Ethiopia Information by following us on twitter @zborkenaThe submit Letter to Germany’s Minister for International Affairs (By Aba Dionasios) appeared first on Borkena Ethiopian Information.


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