Physical Injuries – The tip of the iceberg

The list below is just the tip of the iceberg of the thousands who have sustained injuries by ruthless beating, torture or live bullets of Ethiopian government forces.

It should be noted that the vast majority of the injuries do not make it to social media, human rights organizations or media outlets. The victims below are selected from among those reported.

The order of the detail is: Name/Description/Place and Date of Injury of the victim.


Injuries in the month of September 2016

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Gemeda Yadete/Marabbe Village [near Adama], East Shawa/Sept 13, 2016 – Report


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Names not identified/Amhara Regional State/Reported on Sept 1, 2016

Related to #AmharaProtests


Injuries in the month of August 2016

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Name not identified/Metema, Amhara Regional State/August 31, 2016

Related to #AmharaProtests


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Milkessa Hailu Tsegaye/Top grade 12 student; Injured on grand #OromoProtests day/Ambo, West Shawa/Reported on August 24, 2016


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Kebede Gemeda/70 years elder; lost one eye sight during detention/Finfinne [Addis Ababa]/Detained on August 6, 2016 – Found thrown near his home


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Name not identified/Finfinne [Addis Ababa]/August 6, 2016


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Jofo Hirkisa/Fincha, Horo Guduru, Wallaga/August 6, 2016


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Yakino Jamal Hassan/Wounded when soldiers opened fire on funeral service/Badessa/August 2, 2016


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Muaz Mohammed/10 years old/Qobo Town, East Hararghe/August 1, 2016


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Names not identified/Badessa, West Hararghe/August 1, 2016


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Name not identified/At Galamso Hospital/Hararghe/August 1, 2016


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Names not identified/Ambo, West Shawa/August 6, 2016


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Names not identified/Mandi/August 6, 2016


Injuries in the month of July 2016

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Michael Abrahim/Being treated at Haramaya Hospital/Awaday, East Hararghe/July 31, 2016


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Jamal Kadir/Tijo-Waqantera Town, Gadab Asasa District, West Arsi/July 30, 2016


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Kimiya Jamal [F]; Asiya Abdullahi [F]; Ibsa Ahmed [M]/Hunde Misoma Village, Tulu District, West Hararghe/July 28, 2016


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Bonaya Halake/One of several wounded when soldiers fired on civilians after clash with OLF/Moyale, Borana/July 28, 2016


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Name not identified/Boku Luboma Town, Miyo District, Borana/July 27, 2016


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Name not identified/Boku Luboma Town, Miyo District, Borana/July 27, 2016


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Name not identified/Boku Luboma Town, Miyo District, Borana/July 27, 2016


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Lencho Abdi Abdulkarim/8 years old [His father is in the Ethiopian army]/Doguu Town, Gurawa District, East Hararghe/July 25, 2016


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Name not identified/Doguu Town, Gurawa District, East Hararghe/July 25, 2016


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Bashir Nure/Dodola, Arsi/July 25, 2016


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Taju Sheik Aliyi/Miesso, West Hararghe/July 19, 2016


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Mussa Kadir Gobana/A teacher/Badessa, West Hararghe/July 19, 2016


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Badirha [Hadha Jamal]/And also ARRESTED/Asabot, West Hararghe/July 19, 2016


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Bayissa Qalbesse/Gojjo Town, Jaldu District, West Shawa [From Bilcho]/July 18, 2016


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Name not identified/Gojjo Town, Jaldu District, West Shawa/July 18, 2016


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Birhaanuu Caalaa/Gojjo Town, Jaldu District, West Shawa [From Ganda Tesso, Shukute Town]/July 17, 2016


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Name not identified/Jimma Horo District, Qelam Wallaga/Reported on July 4, 2016


Injuries in the month of June 2016

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Firrisa/Attacked by the regime’s supporters while going for a rally/Melbourne, Australia/June 12, 2016 – Reported by 7 News Melbourne


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Lencho Badhaso/Stabbed & in critical condition; at Black Lion Hospital/Shashamane, West Arsi/Reported on June 18, 2016


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Abdi Mohammed/Farmer/Qumbi village, Mino District, East Hararghe/Reported on June 15, 2016


Injuries in the month of May 2016

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Names not identified/Haromaya University students/May 20, 2016


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Tadesse Dandana/1st year Hydraulics student/Haromaya University/May 22, 2016 – Denied access to medical treatment


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Motuma Birhanu/12 grade student/Kombolcha Town, Guduru District, Horo Guduru, Walaga/May 23, 2016


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Name not identified/Miesso District, West Hararghe/May 23, 2016 – Victim of the notorious Liyu police


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Eba Malaku/Haromaya University student/May 27, 2016


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Name not identified/Langey Town, Qarsa District, East Hararge/May 31, 2016


Injuries in the month of April 2016

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Name not identified/Jimma University student/April 4, 2016


Injuries in the month of March 2016

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Eba Chala/Gida Biqiri School, Boji Choqorsa District, West Wallaga/March 2, 2016


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Fiqru Yadata/Gida Biqiri School, Boji Choqorsa District, West Wallaga/March 2, 2016


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Ibda Ahmad/Torture victim [Paralyzed]/Dogu Town, Gurawa District, East Hararghe/Mar 3, 2016


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Tolasa Gutu/Wallaga University student/Naqamte, East Wallaga/March 4, 2016


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Name not identified/Wallaga University student/Naqamte, East Wallaga/Mar 7, 2016 – Hospital flooded by victims [No more bed]


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Names not identified/Wallaga University students/Mar 8, 2016 – Students are attacked at night & hundreds are reported injured.


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Names not identified/#KonsoProtest/Debana kebele, Konso, SNNP/Mar 13, 2016

Not related to #OromoProtests


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Name not identified/South Wacha School student/Naqamte, East Wallaga/March 16, 2016


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Galata Nagaro/9th grade student at Balo Bareda school/Naqamte, East Wallaga/Mar 17, 2016


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Badhaso Buzuna/Teacher at Kotte Primary School/Munessa District, Arsi/Mar 17, 2016


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Haji Buzuneh/8th grade student/Chopha village, Munessa District, Arsi/Mar 17, 2016


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Soruma Ashale/5th grade student at Abdisa Aga School/Najjo, West Wallaga/Mar 23, 2016


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Amarti Hinsarmu/Student at ASK school; shot on the head/Naqamte, East Wallaga/Mar 23, 2016


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Names not identified/Badale High School female students/Ilu Ababor/March 29, 2016


Injuries in the month of February 2016

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Name not identified/Aje, West Arsi/Feb 15, 2016


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Name not identified/Bulchana, West Arsi/Feb 15, 2016


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Ibrahim Waqo/75 years old man/Dodola, West Arsi/Feb 17, 2016


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Tasfaye Marga/Alibo Town, Jardaga Jarte District, Horo Guduru, Wallaga/Feb 18, 2016


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Elias Ararsa [8 years old & 3rd grade] and Nagesse Ararsa [15 years old & 8th grade]/Brother & sister/Awaro Primary School, Ambo, West Shawa/Feb 19, 2016 – Reported by AlJazeera


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Name not identified/Machara, West Hararghe/Feb 20, 2016


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Name not identified/Machara, West Hararghe/Feb 20, 2016


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Muyib Ahmed/45 years old & father of four/Furda Town, Badano District, East Hararghe/Feb 22, 2016


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Name not identified/Machara, West Hararghe/Feb 22, 2016


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Name not identified/Machara, West Hararghe/Feb 22, 2016


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Murata Kaba/Kiramu, West Wallaga/Feb 24, 2016


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Dange Bekele/70 years old grandfather/Michata Town, West Hararghe/Feb 24, 2016


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Xaddach Xenxeno/Bule Hora Town, Borana/Feb 24, 2016


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Alemayehu Borana/Gatama Town, Leqa Dullacha, East Wallaga/Feb 28, 2016


Injuries in the month of January 2016

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Name not identified/Found fallen from a dormitory building/Adama University/Jan 4, 2016


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Tujji Hassan/7th grade student/Masala, West Hararghe/Jan 5, 2016


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Name not identified/Masala, West Hararghe/Jan 5, 2016


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Name not identified/Hirna, West Hararghe/Jan 6, 2016


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Abrahim Umare/Current condition unknown [In critical condition]/Hirna, West Hararghe/Jan 7, 2016


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Fitsum Abate/Shot on the head on the eve of his wedding [Lost sight]/Barussa near Mattu, Ilu Ababor/Jan 8, 2016

Yadessa Bojia wrote A Tale of Two Grooms about this victim.


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Tadassa Tsagaye/Left leg amputated/Leman Town, West Shawa/Reported on Jan 12, 2016


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Name not identified/Injured while out to receive body of Abdata Olansa [Deceased]/Ambo, West Shawa/Jan 13, 2016


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Name not identified/Injured while out to receive body of Abdata Olansa [Deceased]/Ambo, West Shawa/Jan 13, 2016


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Name not identified/Injured while out to receive body of Abdata Olansa [Deceased]/Ambo, West Shawa/Jan 13, 2016


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Ahmed Sebhat/Right leg amputated; father of four children/Dalle Sadi District, Qelam, Wallaga/Jan 14, 2016


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Guluma Mangasha/Guder, West Shawa/Jan 20, 2016


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Addisu Tariku/Hand tied at the back/Arjo Gudatu, East Wallaga/Jan 23, 2016 – Whereabouts unknown to his mother [Photo taken while she is looking for him in police stations]


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Dabali Dalasa/59 years old farmer & father of nine children/Galan Wadessa near Ambo, West Shawa/Jan 23, 2016


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Yilma Silashi/11 years old/Ginchi, West Shawa/Jan 28, 2016


Injuries in the month of December 2015

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Diriba Dabal/Jaldu, West Shawa/Dec 13, 2015


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Fikre Abu Dabala/Defiance from hospital bed/Ginchi, West Shawa/Dec 13, 2015


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Name not identified/Dambi Dollo, Wallaga/Dec 16, 2015


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Fakadu Bahiru/Sululta, North Shawa/Dec 17, 2015


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Name not dentified/Mughar, Ada’a Barga District, East Shawa/Dec 17, 2015


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Name not identified/Mughar, Ada’a Barga District, East Shawa/Dec 17, 2015


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Names not identified/Mughar, Ada’a Barga District, East Shawa/Dec 17, 2015


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Name not identified/Mughar, Ada’a Barga District, East Shawa/Dec 17, 2015


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Gamachis Asafaa/University graduate; shot by three bullets on his arm/Gambella [Small town near Gimbi], Wallaga/Dec 21, 2015 – Fund raising is launched for surgery and prosthetic arm.


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Name not identified/Carried to hospital by friends/Ambo University/Dec 27, 2015 – Ambulance is prevented from taking injured students to hospital.


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Gamachu Getachew/Hydraulics & Water Resources student/Ambo University/Dec 27, 2015


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Hana Gabissa/F/7 years old; wounded by grenade attack/Kombolcha, Horo Guduru, Wallaga/Dec 31, 2015


* This post will be updated as pictures of injuries or torture are reported.

Author: Admin

This website is launched in order to memorialize the victims of State violence in Ethiopia. We seek to show the tip of the iceberg of the victims of violence inflicted by the Ethiopian government on its own citizens in general and the Oromo people in particular.

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