ENTC condemns the barbaric crimes by the Saudis!

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November 12, 2013

ENTC condemns the barbaric crimes by the Saudis!

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) leadership and all its members are outraged by the current unspeakable crimes that are being committed on our Ethiopian brothers and sisters in Saudi Arabia. Our citizens are being brutally murdered, beaten and thrown to jail. In addition to this, we are particularly saddened by the outrageous and barbaric acts of organized youth gangs who  ingle out Ethiopians, beat and force out men from their homes and rape vulnerable Ethiopian women. ENTC strongly condemns these brutal actions by Saudi security forces and organized youth gangs and extends its heartfelt sorrow for the victims.

It is unfortunate for our people and our country that we have an unpatriotic regime that has been unsuccessful in providing the Ethiopian Youth with adequate job opportunities. Fertile land is being taken away from the people and handed over to the very people who are now committing these crimes on Ethiopians. The Ethiopian youth have therefore been “voting with their feet” and leaving Ethiopia to the Middle East, Africa and Europe by the masses in search of better economic future. Prior to the recent deterioration of relationships between the corrupt TPLF/EPRDF regime and the Saudi Government, thousands of Ethiopian women were recruited and shipped by TPLF affiliated business to work as maids in the Middle East.

It is one of the shining histories of Ethiopia, being the only country who had given asylum to the Prophet Mohammed in the dire times. The kind people of Ethiopia turned their faces to the birth place of the Prophet in their trying times and this is what they got. Islam is peace and the Holy Koran teaches kindness. These thugs and the Saudi government which is an accomplice to these heinous acts, surely do not have any humanity let alone to be religious.

ENTC not only strongly condemns the above brutalities but calls on all Ethiopians to assist our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. We demand that the TPLF/EPRDF regime immediately start helping those Ethiopians who want to return back to Ethiopia and provide easy access to any Ethiopian citizen that needs consular assistance. ENTC further demands that the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry to document abuses perpetrated against Ethiopians by Saudi security forces, organized youth gangs and abusive domestic worker employers and demand justice from the Saudis. The Council also urges Ethiopians abroad to contact their government and make them aware of the fearful situation Ethiopians live in the Middle East.

As such, the leadership council of the ENTC has conducted an emergency meeting and agreed on the following action plans to be executed as soon as possible:

  1. Work with other groups in coordinating and participating protests all over the world
  2. Following this press release, ENTC will write letters to the United Nations and other international organizations on the issue
  3.  ENTC is preparing a notification letter to the Saudi Arabia embassies around the world cautioning them of the dreadful consequences that these barbar

ENTC Leadership



  1. The move towards the formation of the transitional Ethiopian government should be speeded up , so that a coordinated action could be staged to confront the crisis facing our people in arab countries.
    we have no speak up on our behalf. the arabs knows this, and that is why they continue to massacre, rape and torture innocent Ethiopians who have done nothing wrong. The arabs know our people have no where to go , are helpless, vulnerable and no government to protest on their behalf.
    To committ such acts of brutality on innocent defenseless people is the most heinous of crimes.

  2. First of all we have to be very careful from holding the current regime wholly responsible for the movement of its citizens out of the country by all means of exit. The genie was out of the bottle during the days of Mengistu and it will not slow down even if there is a democratic regime running the country tomorrow. Illegal migration is a global phenomenon as it has never been seen before in the history of modern world. As long as there are societies that remain underdeveloped industrially and their income remains at the level of bare subsistence, migration will continue. Those of you who were here in the Good Ole USA since the early 1970’s you will remember when tens of thousands of South Koreans were coming here by any means they could to escape not solely dictatorship but above all abject poverty. But there number started slowing down dramatically after the mid 1980’s because their country started finding success in transforming itself as an industrialized nation. That transformation in itself brought about the death of a dictatorship and that sniffed out the desire of migrating out of its literate citizens. The same can be said of Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil and to some extent now to The Philippines. Sooner or later we will say the same about the Chinese. The main reason for the Taiwanese, Brazilians, Argentines, South Koreans and Singaporeans to come here nowadays is to shop for big houses, high rise condominiums and struggling factories, which is not a bad thing. So, the exodus will continue until that region is turned upside down and transformed into a mainly industrial society.
    In the meantime, we should ask the question why the Saudis and their other Emirate kin and kits are all of a sudden persecuting hard working foreigners like our countrymen. These foreign workers are crime-free group of people who do all of the menial work for the lowest wage possible. Such barbaric treatment of Africans by the Arabs is not new. They have been doing this for centuries. They were the first ones since the Middle Age to commence the slave trades. Their trade is well documented but there is very little known except what is left in the annals of their own folklore about what they did with the slaves they snatched from Africa numbering in millions. Where are the descendants those slaves who were taken to the Arabian Peninsula? What did they do with them once they were tired of seeing them in their surroundings? Compare that to the Americas where millions were bought as slaves. What do we witness now? Jamaica, Haiti, Mississippi, New Orleans, many Caribbean Islands, Central and South American cities have majority black population. What did the Arabs do with my Oromo people and other brotherly Ethiopian countrymen who they snatched are slaves since the 3rd century? We know very well what they have done with the teenagers and adult males. Castration and banishment was a common practice. Family and clan verdicts were the venues to hand out such steps. If you hear a story these days where a Saudi, Kuwaiti or an Abu Dhabi housewife killed an Ethiopian maid on a whim, don’t be puzzled by it. It is right there in their folklore. To them servants are always servants – sub-humans who can be disposed of on whim. There is a lot to be investigated about the slave trade to the Arabian Peninsula and the fate of the slaves taken there. There is lot of investigative done to the slave trade to the Americas but there is not much research done to the slave trade which had been going on in full swing for more than a thousand years on the other side of the African continent. I call upon all capable experts of the East African origin to start conducting extensive research about the fate of Africans who were forcibly taken to the Arabian Peninsula as slaves for more than a millennium. That includes the methods of punishment used on the slaves for the slightest ‘crime’. What had they done with those slaves? Where are the descendants of those millions of slaves in the modern day Arabian Peninsula? I want some one to show me a locality where there is a majority of such African descendants with more than a third generation. I sense a crime against on humanity of historical proportion that may put Stalin, Mao, Mussolini and Hitler to shame.

  3. There is no point to be web site hero, as organization you should be leading in exposing the inhuman action of Saudi’s action to big news organization for world citizens to see and hear. No one is going to listen to you in UN and other organization who have their own interest, unless you have power.

  4. It is a sad time for all Ethiopians and all humanity to see this brutal Saudi regime torture, rape and kill our brothers and sisters in a country which claims to have the so called holies places mecca and Medina. Ethiopia was a country which gave prophet mohammod and his followers a refuge and shelter during his exile. Now these barbaric mullahs and their henchmen abuse, rape and kill innocent Ethiopians whose main purpose being in Saudi Arabia is to work and earn money to help themselves and their families. Having saying this, about the Saudi criminals I am very saddened about the silence of the ethiopia regime in Addis abeba. This particularly reflected by the TPLF/EPRDF priority of news on its national programs. On Wednesday 13/2013 1pm in addis abeba the National ethiopian television number one news headlines was the Amhara region land and water protection, and the second headlines on that news was the Philippines typhoon disasters. I am not undermining the tragedy that happened in the Philippines but to ignore completely the rape, the torture and the killings of our fellow Ethiopians on the so called national TV news is a very sad moment in Ethiopia’s history. This is a shame for the TPLF/EPRDF regime and those who are in the leadership role particularly the foreign minister tedros adhanom and tthe prime minister hailemariam desalegn. particularly, Where is the prime minister I haven’t heard a word from him. All Ethiopians both at home and abroad need to put pressure in both the Ethiopian regime and the barbaric Saudi mullahs whose crimes is beyond imagination.

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