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Ethiopia Commits Crimes Against Surma Tribes

By Abraha Belai | for Ethiomedia,

Members of the Surma tribe, one of the most marginalized peoples of Ethiopia tucked in the remote Omo Valley, are subjected to gross human rights violations by government forces after the indigenous people forced evictions from their land.

Pictures reminiscent of the slave trade are appearing on the social media, showing chained Surma men being taken away by Ethiopian government forces. With scant attention on what’s going on in the remotest part of Ethiopia, the tribesmen are being cleared of their ancestral lands for sugar plantations. Continue reading Ethiopia Commits Crimes Against Surma Tribes