BRUSSELS – Some 300 demonstrators in the Ethiopian diaspora gathered Monday at the Schuman roundabout in Brussels to demand an end to violence in the region of the Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia.
They advocate the intervention of the international community in the region, and requested that the Ethiopian Prime Minister be brought before the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague.

The Ogaden is Ethiopia’s eastern region covering more than 300,000 square kilometers, bordering Djibouti, Kenya and Somalia, where nearly five million people.

According to Human Rights Watch, the Ethiopian army is guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes against the people of this region.

To put an end to this situation, several humanitarian organizations have asked the UN to be on site to determine violations to human rights, committed in the territory.

They also want the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is brought before the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, and a referendum on independence for the region to be organized, just like what happened to southern Sudan.



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