H.E Dr. Lam Akol
Sudanese Foreign Minister
Embassy of Republic of Sudan
2210 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008
Tel.: (202) 338-8565
Fax: (202) 667- 2406
We would like to use this opportunity to express our deep appreciation to the people and government of the Sudan for the kind and generous hospitality they have rendered to our Oromo fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters who had fled their homeland to save their lives from successive dictatorial Ethiopian regimes. The Oromo people choose the Sudan as their save-haven from the brutal regimes of Ethiopia due to long standing historical relations between our peoples.
We are sadly distressed by events that have transpired since mid-November, 2006 - to our dismay the Sudan government has started detaining Oromo refugees and involuntarily repatriating them back to Ethiopia where they would definitely face death, torture, and imprisonment. Needless to mention that the human rights records of the Ethiopian government against Oromo and other peoples of the country has been tainted with blood and innocent lives. Human Right Watch, Amnesty International, and US State Department\'s Human Right Reports on Ethiopia have repeatedly reported the brutality of Meles regime in Ethiopia.
We Oromos residing in Diaspora hereby appeal to your friendly government to stop the repatriation of Oromo refugees from your territory. As you know, refugees are powerless and weak individuals whose safety depends on the protection of host countries. It is unbefitting for the Sudan, a country prominent for protecting the weak and the vulnerable, to defy its history and tradition and hand these refugees for a slaughter. We the undersigned humbly appeal to your government to protect Oromo refugees and stop repatriation of Oromo refugees to Ethiopia.
Oromo Community in Diasopra and in Oromia - Odaa Xasee
Help spread the word about this petition. Copy the code below and paste it into your website or blog to help promote this petition.
(No links added)
The views expressed in this petition are solely those of the petition's sponsor and do not in any way reflect the views of iPetitions. iPetitions is solely a provider of technical services to the petition sponsor and cannot be held liable for any damages or injury or other harm arising from this petition. In the event no adequate sponsor is named, iPetitions will consider the individual account holder with which the petition was created as the lawful sponsor.