Security Source States 23 People died, 89 People Taken to Detention Center and More Than 500 Kemants Are Hiding

wlka received the following information from a regional security source wants to remained in anonymity. According to this source, campaign against Kemants has been overseen by Regional Commander Dessie Aseme and his junior commander Amsalu who is responsible to directing a local security force.
The statement reads, since June 13 through 30, 2015, in District of Chilga, 23 Kemants killed most of them are killed while they were at their home. So far 89 people have been taken to unknown detention center; more than 500 people escaped just before arrest. The statement in the Amharic language does not say anything about situations in other districts.
The statement also claimed Kemants actually were unable to hold demonstration as planned. Their demonstration was planned for June 14, but a regional security force stormed house to house on the eve and the demonstration was aborted.

In related news, the Ethiopian legislative body, known as House of Federation passed a bill on June 24 clearing way for self-rule in all Kemant areas, comprise of 8-9 districts. The current House resolution obviously overrides the previous regional council decision that attempted to restrict the Kemant self-rule in two districts only, better known as 42-kebel rule.

However, some observers questioned the objectivity of the bill, because it authorizes the Regional Government for implementation. Since the regional government is not a neutral body, actually locked in warfare with Kemants for the past 6-years, how it can implement the bill without distortion is the question of many people.

Human rights violations in the Kemant areas has deteriorated, especially since the past two years. With exceptions of Oromo websites and blogs in Diaspora, Ethiopian related media governmental and non-governmental, including VOA Amharic Service and Radio German do not report human rights violations in the Kemant areas. According to some sources, these media believe that Kemants are struggling for restoration of Orit/Judaism, what is called worship of Abraham and should be punished. Also, human rights organizations failed to document on the Kemant issue. A man from Gondar City called Gadlu G in his nickname said, unfortunately, HUMAN RIHGTS WATCH AFRICA is part of the scheme probably innocently due to some of its deceptive employees. The watch has never documented a single report on the Agaw-Kemant case, and he questioned political neutrality of HRWA, well recognized the international body.

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9 Responses to Security Source States 23 People died, 89 People Taken to Detention Center and More Than 500 Kemants Are Hiding

  1. Ken says:

    Congratulation to all Kemant leaders and the Kemant People as a whole!!!
    Your dreams, aspirations, and hard wok finally achieved a remarkable milestone and this makes you the 21st century liberators. You are opening the doors that was closed for many hundreds of years and casted a shadow for many centuries. You are making a history of our times and this will open a new chapter to all new generations. Your hard work will never forgotten and it will last years in our memories. You make a magnificent headlines not only to your homeland Ethiopians but also to all Kemant diaspora live abroad.

    Today, we are celebrating equality, freedom, and self-determinations. But we know this was not so easy. Some of you had paid a better prices for it. Some of you worked days and nights tireless, some of you contributed your intellectual skills, and some of you even went to prisons because you reject to accept inequalities and injustice to your people. And better yet, we will never forget those who you lost your lives in the line of duty celebrating the kemant people.

    Finally, we all know that this is the beginning of the new era of opportunity to develop our people financially, educationally, and socially. Coincident, we are beginning our chapter with the nation’s socio-economic development phase and this is the window of opportunity. We need to catch-up the waves and ride along the shores of equality, freedom, and liberty. Kemants are at the epicenter of the development and transformation zones and we need to take that advantage.

    Once again, Congratulations!!!

    By Kenaw Tarekegn

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    ነው። ይህ በጎንደር ውስጥ የሚገኝ ህዝብ ከኩሽ ነገድ የሚመደብ
    ሲሆን፣ ከታላቁ የኣገው ህዝብ ጋር ጥብቅ የሆነ የደም፣ የቁዋንቁዋ፣
    የባህልና ባጠቃላይ ጠንካራ የማንነት ትስስር ያለው ህዝብ ነው።
    ቅማንቶች ጥንት ከኣገው ህዝብ ጋር ብሄብር ኣንድነት የነበራቸውና
    በጊዜ ሂደት ራሳቸውን ችለው ወደ “ቅማንት” ብሄርነት እንዳደጉ ታሪክ
    ያስረዳል። የሚኖሩትም ጎንደር ውስጥ በሚገኙ ቢያንስ በ6 ወረዳዎች
    ማለትም ጭልጋ፣ ላይ ኣርማጮሆ፣ መተማ፣ ቁዋራ፣ ደምቢያና ወገራ
    መሆኑን ጥናቶች ያመለክታሉ። ጎንደር ከተማና ዙሪያው ራሱ፣ የቅማንት
    ህዝብ ሲኖርበት የነበረ መሬት መሆኑም ይነገራል።
    ቅማንቶች ለበርካታ ክፍለ ዘመናት በኣማራ ብሄር ተውጠው የኖሩ
    በመሆኑ፣ በኣብዛኛው ማነንታቸው ተመናምኖ ወደ መሞት ደረጃ ተቃርቦ
    እንደነበር የብሄረሰቡ ተወላጅ የሆኑ ምሁራን ይናገራሉ። ዛሬ እንደ
    ወሎዬው ኣማርኛ ተናጋሪ ኦሮሞ ሁሉ፣ ኣብዛኛው የቅማንት ተወላጅ
    ኣማርኛና ትግርኛ ተናጋሪ ከመሆኑ የተነሳ ጥቂት የማይባሉትም ራሳቸውን
    በኣማራነት የሚገልጹ ናቸው። እ.ኤ.ኣ. በ1994 በተደረገው የቤትና
    ህዝብ ቆጠራ መሰረት የቅማንት ህዝብ ኣጠቃላይ ብዛት ከ170,000
    በላይ መሆኑ ተመዝግቦ ነበር። ቅማንትኛን መናገር የሚችሉት ደግሞ
    1625 ኣንደሚደርሱ ተለይቶ ነበር።
    ይሁን እንጂ ከ13 ኣመት በሁዋላ 2007 ላይ በተደረገው የቤትና ህዝብ
    ቆጠራ ወቅት በሚገርም መልኩ ቅማንት እንደ ቅማንትነቱ ሳይቆጠርና
    የህዝቡ ቁጥርም ሳይዘገብ ታልፏል። በዚህ ወቅት ቢያንስ ከ500,000
    በላይ መሆን የሚችለው የቅማንት ህዝብ ቁጥር በኣማራነት ተውጦ
    የኣማራን ህዝብ ቁጥር ከፍ ኣደረገ። የቅማንት ብሄረሰብ ደሞ
    ብሄረሰባዊ ህልዉናው እንደገና ታፈነ። ይህም በብሄረሰቡ ተወላጅ
    ምሁራን ዘንድ ከፍተኛ ቅያሜና ቁጣ እንዲቀሰቀስ ምክንያት ሆኗል።
    የወያኔ መንግስት የብሄር ማንነት ላይ የተመሰረተ የፌደራሊዝም ስርኣት
    ዘርግቻለሁ እያለ፣ እስከ ቅርብ ጊዜ ድረስ ቅማንትን በቅማንትነቱ ማወቅ
    ኣልፈለገም። ዛሬም ቢሆን በጥቂቱም ቢሆን እንዲያውቅ ያስገደደው
    መንግስታዊ ሃላፊነት ተሰምቶት ሳይሆን የብሄረሰቡ ተወላጆች ያነሱት
    የመብት ጥያቄ ነው።
    በቅማንት ህዝብ ላይ ከፍተኛ ጭቆና እያደረሰ ያለው የኢህኣዴግ ኣካል
    የሆነው ብኣዴን ራሱ መሆኑን የቅማንት ብሄርተኞች በምሬት ይናገራሉ።
    ብኣዴን “ቅማንት” የሚባል ብሄር የለም እስከ ማለት ድረስ በመሄድ
    የብሄረሰቡን ማንነት የሚያፍነው ሲወርድ ሲዋረድ በመጣው የኣማራ
    ትምክህተኝነቱ ጸንቶ መሆኑ ይታወቃል። በክልሉ ውስጥ የሚገኙትን
    የሌሎች ኣናሳ ወገኖች ማንነት በሃይል ጨፍልቆ ወደ “ኣማራነት”
    ማጠቃለል ዛሬም የቀጠለ መሆኑን ከዚህ መረዳት ይቻላል። ባለፉት
    ክፍለ-ዘመናት በፊውዳል ነፍጠኞች የኣፈና ስርኣት ሳቢያ ጋፋት የሚባል
    ብሄር እስከነ ቁዋንቁዋው ጠፍቷል። ቅማንት ከሞት ኣፋፍ ኣገግሞ
    ማንነቱን እያንሰራራ እንደሚገኝ ሁሉ ኣማራው ምድር ላይ ለሞት
    የተቃረቡት እነዛ ጥንታዊ ብሄረሰቦችም ዳግም ይነሱ ይሆናል።
    በጣም የሚገርመው ደግሞ ከወያኔ መንግስት በባሰ መልኩ ‘እምዬ
    ኢትዮጵያ’ እያሉ የኣዞ እምባ የሚያነቡት በስመ ተቃዋሚነት የተሰለፉ
    የኣገር ውስጥና የውጭ ተቃዋሚ ድርጅቶች ናቸው። እነዚህ
    በትምክህተኛ የነፍጠኛ ልጆች የሚመሩት ድርጅቶችና ደጋፊዎቻቸው
    የቅማንትን ህዝብ እሮሮ መስማት ከቶ ኣይፈልጉም። እንዲያውም
    ቅማንት የሚባል ብሄር ኣማራው ኣገር ውስጥ የለም እስከማለት የደረሱ
    ናቸው። ከዚህም የተነሳ ዛሬ ኣገር ቤትም ሆነ በዳያስፖራው ከሚገኙ
    ኣፍቃረ-ነፍጠኛ የዜና ኣውታሮች ኣንዳቸውም ስለቅማንት ህዝብ ብሶት
    ቃል ሲተነፍሱ ኣይሰሙም። ዛሬም የኣንድ ህዝብ ድምፅ እንዳፈኑ
    መቀጠል የሚቻል እየመሰላቸው ዝምታን መምረጣቸው የሚያስተዛዝብ
    እውነትና ንጋት እያደር ይጠራል እንዲሉ፣ ዛሬ የቅማንትን ህዝብ ማንነት
    መካድ ከማይቻልበት ደረጃ ላይ ተደርሷል። ይህ ህዝብ ኣሁንስ መረረኝ
    በቃኝ ጭቆና ብሎ ተነስቷል። ትግሉ በሚገርም ፍጥነትም ወደፊት
    እየገሰገሰ ነው። በኣገሪቷ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች የሚያስተምሩና የሚማሩ
    የቅማንት ተወላጅ ምሁራን በኣጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ በመደራጀት ባሳዩት
    የትግል ቁርጠኝነት የታፈነውን ድምጻቸውን ማሰማት ጀምረዋል።
    በዚህም መሰረት ለስርኣቱ ባቀረቡት ራስን በራስ የማስተዳደር ጥያቄ
    በጥቂቱም ቢሆን ምላሽ ተሰቶኣቸዋል። ይሁን ኣንጂ የወያኔ መንግስት
    ቅማንቶች በ126 ቀበሌዎች ላይ ካነሱት የይገባኛል ጥያቄ 42ቱን ብቻ
    ፈቅዶ የተቀሩትን 84ቱን ቀበሌዎች በመንፈጉ ትግሉ ይበልጥ እንዲፋፋም
    ቅማንቶች ኣንዴ ተነስተናል ወደሁዋላ ማለት የለም ብለዋል።
    የጀመርነውን ትግል በ3 እጥፍ ኣሳድገን እንቀጥላለን እያሉም ናቸው።
    በርግጥ መቀጠልም ይችላሉ። ኣማራ ኣይደለንም “ቅማንት” ነን ካሉ
    መብታቸው መከበር ኣለበት። ለበርካታ ክፍለ-ዘመናት ትምክተኝነት
    በነገሰበት ምድር ላይ የራሳቸውን ማንነት ከሞት ኣትርፈው ከዛሬ የደረሱ
    ጀግኖች እንደመሆናቸው መጠን ዛሬ የተቀረውን የትግል ጉዞ በድል
    ኣጠናቅቀው ሙሉ መብታቸውን የማያረጋግጡበት ምንም ምክንያት
    የለም። በብሄር እኩልነት የማያምኑ ትምክህተኞች በሰው ኣገር ላይ ውር
    ውር እያሉ የታሪክን ጎማ ወደ ሁዋላ ለመጠምዘዝ ከሚደክሙ እዛው
    ኣገራቸው መሃል ለተነሳው የፖለቲካ ትኩሳት በጊዜ ኣዎንታዊ መፍትሄ
    ቢፈልጉለት የተሻለ ነበረ። ጊዜ ያለፈበትን የእናውቅልሃለን ፈሊጣቸውን
    ከጉያቸው ስር ኣውጥተው በመጣል እውነትን ኣምኖ የመቀበያው ጊዜ
    የቅማንቶች ጥያቄ ሰፊውን የኣማራ ህዝብ መዳፈር ወይም መብቱን
    መጋፋት ኣይደለም። በታሪካዊውና ጥንታዊ ኣገራቸው ላይ ነው
    የይገባናል ጥያቄ ያነሱት። የኣማራ ህዝብም የዚህን ጥያቄ ፍትሃዊነት
    ተገንዝቦ ከወንድሙ የቅማንት ህዝብ ጎን መሰለፍ ኣለበት ኣንጂ
    በኣወናባጅ ትምክህተኞች ተወናብዶ ጥላቻ ማሳየት ኣይጠበቅበትም።
    ተማርን እያሉ ከጣራ በላይ ኣየጮሁ ዛሬም በትምክህት ኣስተሳሰብ
    ተወጥረው የሌላውን ህዝብ ማንነት ማፈን በሚፈልጉት ጠብ ኣጫሪ
    ወገኖቹ ኣማራው መታለልና መደናገር የለበትም። የየራስን ማንነት ኣውቆ
    ተከባብሮ ኣብሮ መኖር የስልጣኔ ምክልት ነው።
    የቅማንት ብሄረሰብ የማንነት ጥያቄ በሁሉም የኣገሪቷ ነጻነት ናፋቂ
    ህዝቦች ዘንድ መደገፍ ያለበት ጥያቄ ነው። ኦሮሞው፣ ኣፋሩ፣ ሲዳማው፣
    ሶማሉ፣ ቤኒሻንጉሉ፣ ጋምቤላው ራሱ ኣማራው ወዘተ የቅማንቶችን ብሶት
    እንደራሱ ብሶት ቆጥሮ የትግል ኣጋርነቱን ማሳየት ይጠበቅበታል።
    በተለይም የኦሮሞ ምሁራንና ብሄርተኞች በኣገሪቷ ባላቸው የብዙህነት
    ልክ ለቅማንት ህዝብ ያልተቆጠበ ድጋፍ የማድረግ ሃላፊነት ኣለባቸው።
    በኣገሪቷ ከፍተኛ የትምህርት ተቁዋማት የሚማሩ የኦሮሞ ተማሪዎች
    ከቅማንት ተወላጅ ተማሪዎች ጋር ያላቸውን ታሪካዊ ዝምድና በማደስና
    መረጃ በመለዋወጥ የጋራ ትግላቸውን ማቀናጀት ጠቃሚ ነው።
    የኢትዮጵያ ገዢ መንግስታት ጭቆና ሰለባ የነበሩትና ዛሬም ቢሆን
    ከጭቆናው ያልተላቀቁት ህዝቦች በሙሉ ተመሳሳይ እጣ ፈንታ ያላቸው
    እንደመሆኑ መጠን የቅማንት ህዝብ ለነጻነቱ የሚያደርገውን ትግል
    በተቻላቸው ኣቅም ሁሉ መደገፍ ኣስፈላጊ ይሆናል።
    june 7 2015

  3. All kemants, Amahara brothers and other Nations, Nationalities and Peoples should be united to stop the clear genocide committed against innocent Kemant-Agaw by kemannt cadres and Amhara cadres in Amhara Regional State for the mere reason that they have already requested their constitutional rights–identity and self-rule in their naturally gifted geographical area without affecting the interest of not only any single “nation” but also an individual! We are crying for intervention by both the regional and federal governments, non-governmental organizations, media and individuals to settle the issue at hand through democratic discussion, not by barbaric strategies of implementing “force” or bullet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Never give up! The struggling for identity freedom will continue till the end! Nothing will be distorted by killing, arbitrarily arresting and torching, chasing, dislocating from work place and abusing the criminal justice system around kemant locality targeting clear genocide. The kemant Coordinating committee has been already mandated by the very people of kemant to run the identity and self-rule constitutional quest and this fact has been again reaffirmed by the decision of the House of Federation. No more alternative other than respecting and enforcing such binding decision by all cadres and cadre-led security forces and courts in the Amhara regional state. Acting otherwise means clear conflict or contradiction with the existing and working federal structure…boycotting against the decision of the House of Federation!!!!!!!!!!!! we advise all concerned organs in the Amhara region to urgently stop such gross violation of human rights of innocent kemants, respect and enforce the decision of House of Federation…that means securing the full self-rule of kemant people who have led miserable and oppressive lives for centuries!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Agaw says:

    In deed Oromo websites are doing good job! Here is the first attempt to draw an inclusive Agaw-Midir, which contains also the Habeshanized part! Enjoy it here:

  6. Aragawi K says:

    Dear my fellow Oromos,
    How can we access to your websites from Ethiopia. Most us have information about your publications on Kemant/Agaw issues, but no access from Ethiopia because restriction. Is there any means we can access?

  7. Info says:

    Aregawi K,
    try per facebook! & are the best two! If you can have access to these, I will inform you about the others.

  8. Cush says:

    What the Agaw people in general, and Qemant in particular, are enduring since three millennia is part and parcel of the planned anti-Cush movement. We need to stop this Ethiophobic Ethiopiawinet (the Three Millennia Anti-Cushitism) now. We all know that true Ethiopia = Cush. Since about 3000 years ago, systematic anti-Cushitism is going on. The Western elites and their Abyssinian friends did build Ethiophobic Ethiopia (anti-Cushitic Ethiopia) with 3000 years “glorious history”. The main features of this movement are:

    – denying all Cushitic civilzations and giving it to others; e.g both Egypt civilization and Axum civilization are attributed to the Semites.
    – Cushitic leaders are given fake ancestry, so that they claimed to be from Solomon dynasty.
    – Cushitic culture and languages are undermined in a Cushitic country like today’s Ethiopia.
    – Cushitic religion (Waaqefanna) is systematically weakened.
    – the main Cushitic language, Afaan Oromo, is yet purposely denied the status of federal working language, just to undermine the Cushitic cultural heritage of Ethiopia
    – Cushitic peoples are purposely classified into other categories; e.g all the Omotic and Ethiosemetic are actually Cushites.
    – Habesha elites are fighting against the liberation forces of the Cushites being masked with Ethiopiawinet; their version is actually Ethiophobic.
    – true Ethiopiawinet (Kushawinet) loves for example Oromo and Oromummaa, but Habesha elites preach Ethiopiawinet, which is Oromophobic.

    Because of this confusion regarding pseudo-Ethiopiawinet vs true Ethiopiawinet, we Oromos have to prefer calling the current Ethiopia as Oromia, just like re-naming Addis Abeba to Finfinne. We don’t accept the de-Cushiticized pseudo-Ethiopia, but we struggle for the renaissance of true Ethiopiawinet with all ist Cushitic elements on the grave of the now flourishing Habeshanet as main component of the daily preached Ethiophobic Ethiopiawinet! One of the Cushitic elements to be revivied is the Agaw culture and language in the whole Agaw-Midir, not only in the small enclaves now speaking Agawinya. Look at the map of Agaw-Midir here:

    Thus from now onward, Oromia = formerly Ethiopia as defined here; ; is a union in which the following five points (FADOB-score) will be implemented: F = Freedom from the system of domination; A = Afan Oromo as a working language of federal government; D = Democracy as rule of game in the union; O = Oromia instead of Ethiopia as name of the union; and B = Black-red-white as Cushitic flag of the Union. This upper Nile country called Oromia by the native owners of the land is used to be named as Abyssinia by the Portuguese, Kushland by the Jews, Ardulhabesh by the Arabs, Punt by the Egyptians and Ethiopia by the Greeks.

  9. dabat says:

    tilahun your writing and Amharic styles is like agame Amharic.
    please don’t blame the Amara people.
    your identity is not in the hand of others it is from yourself

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