March 2nd, 2012 Print Print Email Email

The Norwegian government’s plan to forcibly repatriate Ethiopian refugees back to Ethiopia is indeed a very disturbing piece of news. Forcing asylum seekers to return back to Ethiopia where imprisonment, torture, and disappearances have become the rule rather than the exception, is indeed a shocking news that the international community must condemn if we were to respect the non-refoulment clause of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the 1969 Geneva Protocol and the 1980s African Charter.

As variously reported by human rights groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the like, at different time, Ethiopia has become hell for refugee returnees who had and continue to be “disappeared”. As one of the few nations concerned about the plight of refugees and human rights abuses around the world, Norway should have known and done better rather forcing refugees to a country they were forced to leave.

Just like many organizations that have documented systemic violation of the people’s rights in Ethiopia, we at SOCEPP Canada would appeal to the conscience of PM of Norway – Honorable Jens Stoltenberg, and the UNHCR to intervene and stop the deportation of Ethiopian refugees.

We have no doubt that the Honorable Prime Minister and the UNHCR would do the right thing and avert this human tragedy.

Please write your appeal to the following addresses:

The Honorable Jens Stoltenberg,
Prime Minister of The Royal Kingdom of Norway
E mail:

The Honorable Jonas Gahr Store
Minister of Foreign Affairs
E mail:


  1. aha!
    | #1

    I believe this petition need to be supported by diaspora Ethiopians around the world with their signatures. It is appalling while the humanitarian, economic and political crises are unbearably huge for the silent majority of Ethiopians, serving as cause to flee their homeland, the teletafi (ethnic fedralist) parties and the loyalist (ethnic federalist0 opposition parties are not uniting over the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, where the last item has to do with individual freedom, liberty and equality to have precedence over ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies inscribed in the constititution in the form of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism, hindering capitalism, democracy and individual freedom as well as leaving the country in tatters of killil mengistats of self rule and separate development as puppet governments under TPLF/eprdf regime, where tPLF is the master mind of this appartheid system of government supported direcly and indirectly by the teletafi and loyalist opposition parties, the security, agazi forces and the federal police forces and cadres, subjecting the silent majority to humanitarian, economic and political crises.

    It is time for these and other diaspora Ethiopians to rally around the idea of Dr. Fiseha of “Ethiopian National Transisitional Council (ENTC) to engage in a non-violent struggle for their individual freedom, liberty and equality by dismantling ethnic federalism, secessionism and totalirinism to live in peace and harmony among all ethnic groups, religeous affiations throughout Ethiopia as one country, one flag and one language, with language cultures freely developed in their respective localities.

  2. ዳቆን ኃይለማርያም
    | #2

    የዛሪው ትምህርታችን እግዚአብሒር ሐሰት የለለበት እውነተኛ ንጉስ ወይስ አምላክ ጥያቂው ነው >?
    ሰው አምላክ ነው አምላክ ሰው ነው ይህን ያወቀ የተማረ ማነው አምላክ ማለት እንድ እንረዳው ምልክት ልሰጠን የሚችል ማነው ?
    1ኛ ደኩተር በጥበቡ አምላክን ተመስሎ ስጋና አጥንትን አዋህዶ ሰው ሰራሁ እያሉ ነው >?
    2 ኛ ቂሶች ና ጳጳሳት ና ኢጲስ ቆጶሳት መልክታቸው እኒ እበልጣሎእሁ የሚሉ ህዝቡን ከፋፍለው ይመራሉ የቲኛው ነው የአምላክ ሰው >?
    3 ኛ ዚና አሰራጭ እውሽታም ወይስ ውነተኛ ? ከተናጋሪው ወይስ አቀናባሪው ውሽታም ማንኛቸው ናቸው ውሸታም ? ማናጨው እውነተኛ ? አይን ያዩውን አጣመው የሚናገሩ ያልሰሙትን በግምት የሚናገሩ ብዞች ናቸው እያጣሉ ነው ወይስ ጦርነት እያወጁ ነው >?
    4 ኛ እስላም ከስላም ያለያያቸው ጥቅማቸው ወይስ እርቦአቸው ነው >?
    5 ኛ ክርስቲያን ክርስቲያን የሚአጋጫቸው ጥቅማቸው ሹመታቸው ውይስ እርቦአቸው ነው <?
    6 ኛ መጽሀፍ ኦርት የስላምም የክርስቲያንም መልክቱ ለሰላም ተዋጉ በሚለው ትዛዝ አቢቱ አንተ ጻድቅ ነህ ፍርድህ ም ቅን ነው ስራህም ቅን ነው ምስክርህ ሰው ነው በጽድቅህ አዘዝህ እጅግም ቅን ስራ ነው ይላን ? ጥላቶቺ ጥላቶችህ ናቸው ወዳጆቺ ወዳጆችህ ናቸው ግን ረስተዋል ና ንቅዋን ና አልተቀባሉኝም ይላን የቢትህ ቅናት እንደሳት በላኝ አቃጠለኝ ይላን ቃልህ እጅግ የነጠረ ነው ይላን ባራህን እና ባራያውን ወደደው እንደገና ጠላው ለምን ወደደው ለምን ጠላው <?
    መለስ ዚናዊ ወታደር ነው ? ለተዋጋው ተዋግቱአል አሁንም ለሚፈልጉት ውጊ ይዋጋቸዋል ? ሰላም ለጠየቁት ሰላም ይቅርታ ይሰጣቸዋል የመንግስቱ ወታደሮች ሳይቀሩ ለምን ለአገራቸው ነው የተዋጉት እንግ ለመንግስቱ ሹመት አይደለም ? አሁንስ ፖለቲካው ያልጣመኝ የአባቱን ጎባን አርገው ሚዚ የሚባል ትረት አለ ኢርትርያ ጎባን ናት ለቃለች ለተቃዋሚዎች ወዳጅ የሆነቸው እንዲት ሊሆን ቻለ ነው <?

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