Ogaden Youth and Students Union Remembers the
July 11 2012- July 1995 saw the mass murder
of 8,000 innocent men and boys by Serb Forces led by General
Ratko Mladic. It marked the worst atrocity to occur in Europe
since the Second World War.
On the 17th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide,
the Ogaden Youth and Students Union urges the international
community to refrain from the deadly silence surrounding the
hidden genocide in the Ogaden.
The Ogaden Youth and Students Union urges the
international community to intervene to stop human sufferings
and senseless carnage in the Ogaden.
OYSU recommends the Ethiopian government be
held responsible for mass killings, rape, torture and countless
other cruel, inhumane acts against the people of the Ogaden.
Meles Zenawi and other perpetrators of these extrajudicial
executions and other atrocities should be brought before an
international tribunal for crimes against humanity.
We cannot afford standby while the Zenawi regime
clamps down on innocent civilians in the Ogaden as well as
other parts of Ethiopia. We have a moral imperative, as human
beings, to intervene to stop this hidden genocide in the Ogaden.
OYSU warns silence from the international community
only strengthens the perpetrators as they continue to act
Without the intervention of international community,
the Ogaden will the site of yet another Srebrenica, another
Rwanda, another Darfur, and another Holocaust.
The Ogaden Youth and Students Union expresses their deepest
condolences and commitment to remember the Srebrenica Genocide.
We honour the memories of the victims and mourn with their
The Ogaden Youth and Students Union is a non-profit organization
founded on the fundamental principle that all human beings
are born equal and have a right to live in peace, dignity,
and freedom regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender
and other forms of overt and covert discriminations. The Ogaden
Youth and Students Union is committed to human rights advocacy,
awareness and protection everywhere.