This site had received the fllowing report yesterday:
Violation of Article 41 of of the constituion. The Qemant people denied of access to Farming land on the pretext that conserving the Environment. This is only sytematic denial of the rights of the citizen to work by going to any part of Ethiopia. Semen Gondar Adminstration zone has prohabited the qemant people to go and farm beyond their kebele. Some of the farmers were organized demonstartion in Tikl Dingay town (Lay Armachiho Admin town) on May 30th 2012 to show their grievance on the decision. However, the woreda police aborted the demonstarion and detained participants and group leaders. Currently nine farmers have been in a custody for the last two weeks and still not seen court to defend their case. Among the farmers who are still in Tikl Dingay town prison are:
1. Yirdaw Abay
2. Mihiret Genet
3. Getachew Syoum
4. Negidew Ayana
6. gizachew michael
7. Belete Tamirat
This people are still in prison wihout seeing any court despite of article 19 of Federal Ethiopia constitution. The article says anyone who put under control alleged for any reason will be presented to court in 48 hours.
Beyond this there is high gross human right violation inflicted upon the Qemant people. The case in point is that during the mid term statistical sample data collection, by the federal statistics agency ,many of qemant were forced to give the required information having been categorized as Amhara nation.. Those who refused and called themselves Qemnat were flogged and jailed without any couart’s warant. This is only done by Wordea adminster Ato Worku and his accomplices.
Ato Worku Lay Armachiho woreda adminsiter, is a missioner assigned by the ANDM (Amhara Nation Democratic Movement) officials to arrest the Qemant people to stop quest for self-administration. But his attempt is only for vain. The Arab says ” the dogs are still barking but the camel continous its journey”.