Irreecha Massacre in Bishoftu – October 2, 2016


Activists reported more than 500 died [Government says 52. Later 55] on the annual Irreecha festival of the Oromo in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016. OFC party reported that 678 died.

Video 1; Video 2;

Picture 1; Picture 2; Picture 3; Picture 4; Picture 5; Picture 6; Picture 7

Picture 8; Picture 9; Picture 10;


Galaano Yado/Funeral took place in Dirree, Ada’a District – Report

Nagaash Kabbadaa - Irreecha massacre victim

Nagaash Kabbadaa – Report

Name not identified [Picture] – Report


Name not identified – Report


Name not identified – Report


Name not identified – Report


Belachew Hirpho and Teshome Hirpho – Report

Another picture of Teshome Hirpho

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Lalise aka Nadhi Wolde/A recent graduate/From Najjo, Wallaga – Report

Asnakech Wodajo and daughter Birhane Dereje/From Sandafa –Report

Funeral video

Chala Galato/Adami Tullu, East Shawa – Report

Funeral video


Aberash Haylu Gemechu/From Sabata-Alemgena – Report

Hawi Terefe – Report

Funeral video

Arabe Xaqasa/From Dodola – Report

Addisu Gudeta – Report

Funeral video

Irreecha massacre victim

Name not identified – Report

Irreecha massacre victim im8_2

Sifan Lagasa/Her brother also killed before 2 months – Report

Irreecha massacre victim

Name not identified – Report


Eshetu Bekele/Employe of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia – Report


Wasihun Admaasuu – Report


Tasfuu Taadasa - Irreecha massacre victim

Tasfuu Taadasa/32 years old construction Engineer – VOA Report

Sorii Baqalaa - Irreecha massacre victim

Sorii Baqalaa [Picture] – Report


Lalisee Waldee – Report

Eshetu Wodajo/Brother of mayor of Bishoftu [Dr Dadhi Wadajo] – Report


Salam – Report


Dida Dereje [Dereje Bulto] – Report

Unidentified person/Killed in front of East Industrial Park

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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