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Video released of Swedes jailed in Ethiopia

TT/The Local/pvs · 11 Jul 2011, 08:05

Published: 11 Jul 2011 08:05 GMT+02:00

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The film appears to show when the two Swedes, along with rebels from the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Guerrilla, had just been arrested by the military in the turbulent Ogaden region.

The video has probably been released for propaganda purposes, and half of the materials appears to have been filmed by the military. The rest is made up of Swedes own material filmed before they were arrested.

"If there is a trial the footage could be used as evidence that they entered the country illegally, which they were forced to say on tape. It can also be used as evidence that they had received weapons training; they are also with the ONLF in a conflict situation," Ethiopia expert Kjetil Tronvoll explained to Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme.

In the video on the site CakaaraNews, Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson are placed in front of military cameras. In the background is seen a dry, open landscape with plenty of shrubs. Both have visible injuries, which are shown in pictures.

They both tell an almost identical story to the military about how they broke into the country illegally, and Schibbye said that the ONLF advised them to do so. The purpose of the visit was, he says, to interview the rebels.

"At noon on July 1st, we sat down and ate together with the ONLF. We heard gunshots. And our plan from the beginning - because we are illegally in the region - was to hand ourselves over if we came across soldiers from the (Ethiopian) army."

Schibbye told how he heard only rifle shots.

"We ran away from the bullets, to an open space like this and showed our white skin and gave ourselves up. And the Ethiopian army has taken good care of us," he said.

The film also depicts their wounds being dressed and them receiving food.

In the Swedes' own material, which the military uses in the beginning of the film, one can see their preparations to get into the Ogaden. There are interviews with refugees and one of the Swedes fires a weapon. This is followed by fragments of a car drive and walking in arid terrain along with armed men, presumably ONLF rebels.

Around 16 minutes into the movie gunfire is heard suddenly and it is then shown how Ethiopian troops disarm several of the men, stretching up her arms in the air as a sign of surrender.

On the ground a man is seen lying, presumably dead. Thereafter, only the Ethiopian military's own images of Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson.

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Kent Öberg at the Swedish foreign ministry press office saw the video with the Swedes at 10pm on Sunday.

"I have seen it, but did not understand what they said."

"I have sent it to Addis Ababa, the embassy there, so they can have a look at what is being said."

The foreign ministry had no additional comments on the video, but said that the media is being continuously monitored.

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09:01 July 11, 2011 by truthworthy
Now that is Alqaeda like propoganda engaged by the ethiopian dictatorship. Sweden? would you please stand up for your citizens and tell the ethiopian dictator about their inhumane policy towards Ogaden region.
10:14 July 11, 2011 by FutureHuman
Easy to say that they were forced to say the things they said to the army. But, were they forced to contact the ONLF and shot guns with them? Were they forced to drive through the country illegally with an official enemy of the state?

These fame seeking idiots did what they did because they knew they can get away with it bacause of their skin colour.

ONLF supporters, ask yourselves why your brothers who were guarding them are shot dead and they are not. These guys were having a small war adventure at the expense of poor Ogaden men.
10:55 July 11, 2011 by Hayat
The Local is once again disseminating erroneous information because of wrong doers happened to be Swedish. This is what makes me question the role of the Swedish Media. Reporters ought to account what they saw or read - regardless of the circumstances of the news. It seems the Local is trying to influence its readers by presenting concocted innuendoes. Again the two Swedish were red-handedly put under control while illegally entering a sovereign nation under the cover of the dark. They were captured alongside a barbaric terrorist group that slaughtered over seventy Ethiopians and foreigners.

It is laughable the theme and style of the report, and I believe, such poor reporting is unhelpful in securing duel.

It is important to examine the breaches the two Swedish citizens did in a calm and collective way. Most of all, they should be treated fairly, humanely and get due process. The Ethiopian democratic law guarantees the accused to have a council, and I am sure the two Swedish will get at least two. What readers should ask is though: what makes the two Swedish citizens associate with a notoriously backward armed terror group to sneak into a sovereign country? I wonder what the reaction of the Swedish government would be if a group of armed Somalis with the history of massacring hundreds of Swedish citizens caught during the night time while sneaking into Swedish territory.

I have to command the Ethiopian military forces for punishing the ragtag OLNF terror groups that were on a mission for yet another slaughter. My advice to the ONLF members who reside in Sweden by misusing the generous Swedish welfare system is to stop misinforming the good Swedish people!
11:23 July 11, 2011 by kynan
The only terrorist in Ethiopia is the Woyane (TPLF) administration.

why is it important to film and interview publicly the prisoners?

they should free them soon.
11:40 July 11, 2011 by endgenocide
The Ethiopian regime is the worst in the continent of Africa the entire country is in a constant path to destruction, and meles zanawi dictatorship and his tribal junta - the tplf- is committing heinous crimes against humanity in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia and many other parts of the country.

Sweden and all peace loving people need to condemn the genocide taking place in many parts of Ethiopia specifically the Ogaden region. These two journalist deserve a medal of honor and the Nobel Peace Price, they were willing to sacrifice their own lives to shed light on the suffering and crimes against humanity tplf is waging on innocent women and children of the Ogaden.

Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Save the Children, Doctor Without Borders, the Red Cross, etc.. all have been expelled from the region by dictator meles zanawi. The Swedish government needs to openly and aggressively call upon dictator meles zanawi to end the genocide in the Ogaden and demand the immediate release of these two courageous journalists.

Hundreds of thousands of innocent people have been mass-murdered and millions of people are facing starvation and repression due to the economic and humanitarian blockade, what is taking place in the Ogaden is a systematic genocide far worst than anything that has ever occurred in Darfur and Southern Sudan. The entire world needs to support ONLF and overthrow this dictator and bring him in front of the International Criminal Court.

For all the ethnocentric Ethiopians who think that Meles Zanawi will not come to them, merely because you are not from the Ogaden, remember many people thought the same way towards the Nazis: Do Something now, because later there will not be anyone left to speak out for you.

First they came for the communists,

and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me

and there was no one left to speak out for me.

~Pastor Martin Niemöller

For the Sake of Human rights and human dignity end the genocide in the Ogaden.
13:24 July 11, 2011 by Nuradin
How can Sweden accept this humiliation?

Sweden and the European Union should blacklist Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi and his tribal Tigrey Junta. These criminals do not deserve the accolades of statesmanship and acceptance into the fold of the International Community.

In the propaganda video, the journalists are ambushed and shot at. After the stage -managed attack and cappture of ONLF men - which never happened - their tour guides are, presumably, summarily executed; others are brought in and forcibly interviewed and made to admit crimes they have not committed together with the Swedish journalists.

The whole game is one lousy,poorly choreographed,stage-managed show. Worse, a dead corpse lies next to the humiliated and terrorized Swedes. The militias interviewing the Swedes are insulting them in Somali language, saying: "The white people are soft, they can't run or endure the heat" and other slanderous comments. They are also mocking them. These militias are pro-Ethiopian Janjaweed-like called Liyuu Police who commit heinous crimes in Ogaden with Impunity.

We in Ogaden have been enduring the genocidal onslaught of this uncivilized terrorist TPLF regime in Ethiopia for twenty years and it is time the world community take action.
13:38 July 11, 2011 by awash
"Swedes fires a weapon. This is followed by fragments of a car drive and walking in arid terrain along with armed men, presumably ONLF rebels."

adiós journalism!!! now I rest my case...
16:01 July 11, 2011 by jijiga
Malez regime and his Tigree tribe they are nr 1 terrorist they usin there last card soon they face ICC plus Woyane regime loses there support from Europ becouse they use to say we are democracy bla bla Its victory to Ogaden people. UN, EU, USA, they all see what is going on in Ogadenia no more hidden genocide Blood sucker Malez and his Woyane will face Justice soon
16:09 July 11, 2011 by Munir Ahmed
They filmed themselves firing weapons, unbelievable.

Are they also working for Rupert Murdoch???

Fake Swedish reporters, nothing but $$$ chasers.
16:30 July 11, 2011 by belachew

16:57 July 11, 2011 by calebian22
Oh yeah, the ONLF is all about peace and tranquility. Considering they are almost exclusively practitioners of the "religion of peace," big surprise.
17:14 July 11, 2011 by Methusalem
The so-called Ethiopia expert Kjetil Tronvoll is speculating, conspiring. Where did he learn? Let me guess, from Mankell's Palestinians.

Why don't he tell us, what the two Swedes were doing in that part of the world? What were their motives for embedding themselves into a terrorist organization á la al-quaida?

I am still waiting for a European country to apologize publicly to Africans for the foolish, and sometimes evil actions of its citizens.
17:51 July 11, 2011 by keraman2

The only one who is engaging in Propoganda is you -- not the Ethiopian government -- the Ethiopian government is just laying out the facts. Did the Ethiopian government force them to illegaly cross a soverign country?? Did the Ethiopian government force them the be a mouthpiece, propogandists, for terrorists -- terrorists who murder innocent people including UN AID workers?? NO!!
18:02 July 11, 2011 by h2m
Let the aid agency go in the traingle of the death to give aid to the poor and marginalized Ogaden community. The struggle for freedom will go on until the last blood
18:08 July 11, 2011 by FutureHuman
It's funny how ONLF supporters are trying to take advantage of this, alebiet very poorly. No wonder ONLF is still a useless bandit abusing the the sacred caused of freedom and independence.
18:25 July 11, 2011 by BBKING
In a country where now some 4 million people are starving to death because of natural disasters, presenting the condition of 2 swedes as a critical matter shows me how insignificant a life I have as an Ethiopian student living in Sweden.
18:25 July 11, 2011 by keraman2

"Let the aid agency go in the traingle of the death to give aid to the poor and marginalized Ogaden community"

The probelem is you buddies - the terrorists ONLF -- MURDER the AID workers -- i don't call that struggle for freedom, I call it TERRORISM!!!
18:26 July 11, 2011 by belachew
peace loving swedes please know that ONLF is alkaeda for Ethiopia

they are working day and night to destabilize Ethiopia
19:36 July 11, 2011 by Freedom4all
If I may share this with the peace loving Swedes people the people on power today in Ethiopian are from north of Ethiopia called Tigray.They'r a buch of killers.I am from Ethiopia I know these people very well.The people on power today in Ethiopia had this name before they'r on power today they call themselfes the TPLF(tigrayan people's liberation front).They wanted to get independcence from Ethiopia like Eritrea and also just like Ogdean ONLF doing today.The TPLF & Eritrea got independence from Ethiopia in 1993.The TPLF fought with Ethiopia gov for more than 30 years.Today they'r Ethiopia gov.Ethiopia gov today hires chinese to jam VOA(voice of america),Ethiopia satelite tv based in u.s,and also blocks web site online.According to the UN ethiopia ruling class took out and hided $8 billion u.s dollars out of the country to offshore banks accounts.Ethiopia gov will call anyone who disagrees with them terrorists.I supporet ONLF to get self determination at any cost.
20:07 July 11, 2011 by jamac
Millions of Ogadens have been murdered by the Ethiopian invaders Millions have been raped by these evil sick starving Ethiopians in the name of Christianity and the West is very pleased.Toney Blair once called Males the best in african leaders the best in what way ? one can use his imagination and can say Males is the best in killing so many Muslims period.






20:59 July 11, 2011 by keraman2

So you ask why did the government release this video??

Simple, to counter the blatant disinformation that was coming from your paper and some Swedish officials!!
21:12 July 11, 2011 by Asalefew
truthworthy- The extreme slam movement is not giving you freedom. Nobody put himself under extreme slam covet in 21 century like the country Ethiopia. First learn when and how Ethiopia received Christianity, don't be rush and flooded by extreme Arab dream and propaganda too control Ethiopia think the consequences. I know my stand very well I can tell you that everyone who carries the gun is not my freedom fighter, especially who supported by Arab and Muslim fundamentalist .kkkkkk. We know each other don't foolish me, you can foolish some Europeans like two Swedish journalist .kkkkk OGADEN the movement born, grow and support by Arab extremist to control east Africa especially Ethiopia . Did you know how many Arab fighter serenaded and killed in that area I know you know that? We know you guys are trying to make lawless country and making nuclear arsenal by allying with Pakistan extreme group. But that is not happen Ethiopian soil.
21:19 July 11, 2011 by keraman2
A serial killer carries a gun like the Terrorists ONLF?? Does that make him a freedom fighter too??
21:43 July 11, 2011 by Freedom4all
ONLF members are not terrorists.They are freedom fighters.The two journalists were there to tell the stories of Ogdean people & ONLF fighters stories nothing more nothing less .Just b/c Ethiopia Gov called ONLF terrorists that does not make them terrorists.I am from Ethiopia.I know the Ethiopia ruling class will not rule Ethiopian people forever.I know ethiopia gov is working hard 24/7 to get ONLF on u.s state dept terriorists group they even bought lawers here in u.s to sell lies for them .We know lawers would do anything here in U.S as long as you show them money they would do anything for money even maybe sell thier wifes and children...hahaha.U.S gov just laughed at ethiopia gov leaders.
21:48 July 11, 2011 by kynan
its not about Religion, Muslim or Christian, its about Conflict, crime against humanity, and Marginalization.

if we say religion, more than half Ethiopian People are Muslim, so that the case in Ogaden is about the crimes that the Government is committing. we say let the People in the region to exercise voice, let them to be free for own affairs. let ICRC, NGOs and journalists to move freely.
23:00 July 11, 2011 by Molla
The question here is not whether the Ethiopian government is ruling the Ogaden people by force. And it is not about exposing the Ethiopian government's the so-called human rights abuse. It is about two western journalists crossing an international border into a sovereign country illegally, even worse shadowing the armed group that has been labelled as "terrorists" by the government of that country.

Now, no matter what you said or how much you would like to talk about human rights abuse in the Ogaden region by the Ethiopian government, No one can successfully defend the two Swedish journalists who crossed an international border of a sovereign country illegally. And I think this is the issue at hand we have to deal with. Whatever you said about the Ogaden people or the treatment of the government to the people of that region is irrelevant and that only makes you a silly person at best to try to relate the two issues.

Just because you happened to be a westerner with a journalist badge doesn't give you the right to cross an international border of a poor African country illegally. If you do that, then you must face the consequences. Yet, the worst part may not be their illegal action to cross the border of a sovereign nation, but the shadowing of an armed group who killed innocent local and foreign civilians in the past.

Which ever way you look at it, the sensible thing to do for western (Swedish) government would be to apologise to the Ethiopian government and people then apologise again and apologise some more or keep quite and let the judicial process take place in Ethiopia.

I think so westerners overestimate the influence of Sweden on other nations. As far as we (Ethiopians) are concerned, Sweden is just one Western nation who we do not have strong relationship with and we do not even have diplomatic representative in the country. So better keep your pride inside and deal with the issue in a sensible and respectful manner.

Have a good day
23:18 July 11, 2011 by keraman2
Why are these so called journalists buddies Killers of UN AID workers??

Why are these so called journalists breaking the immigration laws of another country?? And why are they giving material support to TERRORISTS as malicious propogandists -- to TERRORISTS who murder innocent civilians including UN AID workers??
00:23 July 12, 2011 by Bemused
The so-called journalist (I think they are more than journalists considering the way they handled AK47) entered a sovereign country illegally accompanied by a banned terrorist organization. They were carrying weapons when captured. Does the Swedish media or the Swedish government thinks these criminals will be released and sent home as if nothing happened? You must be kidding me! They will have to answer to the law of the land they violated. No amount of spinning by the Swedish media or pressure by your government will/should alter the direction of the process. All the Swedes should ask is a due process for the accused criminals.
00:41 July 12, 2011 by dawit
Can you imagine me an "Ethiopian" be in Sweden or any western country with a gun and without a visa? I would be condemned like a terrorist. There is no question about it. Forget without a visa, even with a hard earned visa that normally takes over three months to get, it would be tough to imagine what I would be through. It is good that our government does not make decisions based on what some 'journalists' post in their racist websites and journals but what they consider as facts. Their citizenship should not be taken into consideration specially in Ethiopia where we call 'JUST' people. Everyone should be treated equally.
01:16 July 12, 2011 by BBKING
"Oh Swedes, all of them are angels! So let's save two of them who landed in an evil territory where the people are illiterate and have no wisdom at all."

That is how I understand your article.
02:15 July 12, 2011 by Nuradin

Ogaden is not an Ethiopian territory legally; its an illegally annexed country whose people are fighting for freedom. Get that into your little Amhaar or Tigrey head.

There is no clearly marked border between Somalia proper and Somali-Ogaden territory. Also,we Ogadens do not have cultural, religious, and historical connection with what is known as Ethiopia, the mainly Christian highlanders - and that is a fact. Had it not been European assistance - in terms of weaponry and training - to the filthy highlanders, not only the Ogaden Somali terrirory would be free but the highlander territory and people would have come under our suzerainty. Bless the Europeans, whom you're now insulting, for tipping the balance of power in the late 1880s.

As to the fate of the humiliated Swedes, your beggar government will release them soon - that you can count on. When they come to Stockholm, they will spill the beans - that you can, again, count on. A double loss!

In the meantime, we Ogaden Somalis will be sending more Western journalists to our country to report on the success of freedom movement, ONLF, and the terrorist behavior of the Tigrey TPLF. This little mistake will not deter us.
02:26 July 12, 2011 by Abdifatah
This is unacceptable the Sweedish government must demand their release. The Ethiopian regime is the worst possible excuse for a government. Their lies and campaign of terror in the Ogaden must be exposed these journalist must be release ASAP. FREE OGADEN
02:26 July 12, 2011 by Nuradin


So you ask why did the government release this video??

Simple, to counter the blatant disinformation that was coming from your paper and some Swedish officials!!

Thank you for confirming to me what I long suspected in this comments section: You're writing from your misinformation ministry in Addis Abbaba or some miniscule Ethiopian Embassy somewhere in the Western world.

If this the best way you can counter 'blatant disinformation', then God help you, you're indeed in need of divine intervention as your ridiculousness is unfathomable. Videos of people being forced to admit crimes under duress is all that you can offer to repudiate the civilized and balanced way this journal, the Local.se, is reporting the happenings. Crazy! What else can one expect from the dumb Tigreys?

I remember in the last staged election in Ethiopia (2010), your EPRDF coalition won over 99.6 percent. Amazing!

Anything is possible under the dummies of the TPLF.
03:59 July 12, 2011 by Freedom4all
A lot of comments that are posted here are coming from Ethiopia ruling class members.The two journalists were welcomed to enter Ogdea by the people of Ogdea and ONLF.The Two Journalists did not entered Ethippia.They were kidapped by TPLF army(ethiopia ruling class) in Ogdea.TPLF army has no business to be in Ogdea other than killing and raping women.We know TPLF gov even sell babies using adoption agencies as a cover.TPLF made over $100 million u.s dollars last year.I am 100% sure the journalists will be deported less than 3 month mark my words I know TPLF gov.You don't need a visa to enter Ethiopia.People enter Ethiopia everyday from kenya. One side of the town is Kenya the other side is Ethiopia.You don't need visa or passport to enter ethiopia from kenya.We know the truth why the journalists went to Ogdea.They went there to report the crimes of Ethiopia ruling class.
07:59 July 12, 2011 by yibir
ONLF is a bunch of hooligans. They have no intention of creating a "ogaden state". I mean, if they wanted "freedom" and their "own country", they could already do that in somalia. But no, they are more interested in causing mayhem, and talking crap about "freedom" while chewing khat. Calling these people terrorists is giving them too much credit

TPLF is a evil dictatorship yes, but at least they maintain law and order. Something even the Ogaden people agree with, since they rather "suffer under TPLF" than "live free in somalia".

If ONLF (and any other somali clan) wants be taken seriously in the decade of 2000+, they need start showing that they can create peace and stability. People in somaliland are having a good start.
10:16 July 12, 2011 by Ramos
This is not holywood or bolywood where false shootings take place. This is a land of sovereign nation. So, Since these guys have violated the rules of a sovereign nation, they deserve death. If I were on the spot during the shooting, I would have deliberately killed them and tell the CPJ and Sweden to collect the corpses of their 'fighter journalists' so that they will never try again this dirty game. Now because the Government of Ethiopia has held the matter wiseley, they will face the court of justice and I wish they will gate the capital punishment for terrorists.
10:40 July 12, 2011 by belachew
Peoples who are commenting here does not represent the Ethiopian Somalis. we all know who are the ONLF . They are striving to make Ethiopia like Somali but it is a night mare. Ethiopia is the only country who accepts refugees with out limit, and the Somalis know how they are living in Ethiopia (leave alone genocide rape......)

Ethiopia and Sweden relation dates back centuries. we respect swedes we appreciate their peace loving culture.

Long live ETHIOPIA.
12:55 July 12, 2011 by Nuradin

Thanks for the improvement ....you're now talking. You say we are not Ethiopian Somalis. That is right. We are not Ethiopian Somalis; we are Ogaden Somalis.

The concept of Ethiopian Somali - which is a latter day concoction and invention - does not really exist and everyone knows about it.

Your other assertion that we Ogadens "are striving to make Ethiopia like Somalia," this idea is not also original with you. The TPLF propagandists have been all along repeating this nonsense to the naive Ogadens they could delude. They use to say, 'if we let you Ogadens go free you will end up a failed state like Somalia'. In other words our colonization is for your betterment. This remands me Frantz Fanon's "At the level of the unconscious colonialism does seek to be perceived by the indigenous population as sweet, kind-hearted mother who PROTECTS her child from hostile environment, but rather a mother who constantly PREVENTS her basically perverse child from committing suicide or giving rein to its malevolent instincts."

I know you; I have lived with you and studied your ways. You can not delude me. Your time in Ogaden is up. I say to you in brotherly African manner, 'Let my people go', the very same way African freedom fighters use to their White colonizers.

White colonialism ended in Africa; so will black colonization.
15:13 July 12, 2011 by BBKING
I think the so called journalists were looking for drugs for their own use. That's my thought.
17:12 July 12, 2011 by M/amin
I first of all thank for theLocal for accomodating our Opinion here. And I strongly condemn the arrest of the two swedes journalists by ethipia. I urge Swedish people to put pressure on their government to demand an immediate release of these two swedes nationals. For the Ethiopians, I have one message here for them: It is about peace and coexistance between people of horn of africa. Do you know why I say so? Because we are all neighbours. No one time Ogaden will be relocated at a different part of africa , so as ethiopia. we are neighbours, we have been neighbours and we will remain neighbours. If we want to help our future generation get a chance to live peacefully side by side. we have to stop human rights violation and consider everyone of us as fully entitled humanbeing. If not so. THE WONT BE a time of peace between Ethiopian Highlanders and the Occupied Ogaden Somalis.
19:34 July 12, 2011 by Grateful_Human
I hope for their safe return. And I pray we find sustainable peace in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere in the world.
01:44 July 13, 2011 by BBKING
M/Amin, Ogaden has been a part of Ethiopia for centuries and your comment above would never make any difference whatsoever to our good relation with Somalians. Somalians and Ethiopians despite some peoples intentions to separate them and create hatred between them, they would always remain good neighbors. Our relations are so tight that you can find a lot of Ethiopians who can speak Somali in the capital as there have been refugees from Somalia who have lived with them for decades. Long live the Ethiopia and Somalia. May God (Allah) Bless Our Countries! That is the message we want to hear from other people too. I hope that M/Amin feels the same way.
05:58 July 13, 2011 by prince T
Most muslims on this forum are against Ethopia becase she ia pain i their a.. In Somalia and Eriteria. Let us look at the facts. They entered the country illegally, helping to promote the cause of the rebels and these guys could have become millionairs if they suceeded. They took the risk and must face the consequences. Would Sweden have allowed journalist to interview a terror oganisation inside Sweden. I dont think so. These guys were wrong and Sweden should not bother to harrass Ethopia because it will escalate matters. What Ethopia wants is some busness deals or debt reduction progress.
20:48 July 13, 2011 by Grateful_Human
I dont understand why all TPLF supporters are turning to religion to overshadow the real issue. I urge you to wake up before it is too late, to wake up and address the human rights violations against Somali people in Ogaden (and also other oppressed nationalities like Afar, Oromo, Beneshangul, and recently Amhara).

Gefrey Gettelman fron the New York Times was told time and again that ONLF are terrorists and when he came to Ethiopia to investigate he was arrested by TPLF and finally he did what these brave Swedish journalists did. And look what he found out:

21:49 July 13, 2011 by Munir Ahmed
Geoffrey Getelman also crossed into Ogaden illegally and made millions of $$$ by praising and writing about ONLF Islamic terrorists, even though only weeks earlier they slaughtered innocent civilians (he didn't care, like the Swedes, because dead were not White people).

Recent ONLF terrorist massacres:




23:27 July 13, 2011 by Abdifatah
It is amazing to see how the agents of the Ethiopian regime have come on this website simply to hide there shame and crimes against the inhabitants of the Ogaden. There is no use I tell you, the world has seen what is happening in the Ogaden and will no longer sit by an watch.

You days of terrorizing our people are limited. ONLF will succeed and the people are behind them 100%
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