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Statement of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) regarding the expulsion of Voice of America journalist Heather Murdock

June 21, 2010

The following statement is from the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF).

Statement On Expulsion of Voice of America Journalist Heather Murdock
Source:  Ogaden National Liberation Front
June 21, 2010

The Ethiopian regime’s expulsion of VOA journalist Heather Murdock is further evidence of a systematic and deliberate effort to conceal from the world its ongoing war crimes and military defeats in Ogaden. While the Ethiopian regime continues to deny that it is pursuing a brutal military campaign targeting our civilian population in Ogaden, it refuses to allow free and unfettered access to members of the international media to verify for themselves the true state of affairs.

The expulsion of the VOA journalist confirms that the three year blockade causing the widespread suffering of our people continues and is part of a pattern of expulsions involving other members of the international media and respected humanitarian organizations.

The ONLF encourages members of the international media, humanitarian organizations and human rights groups currently denied access to Ogaden to campaign for entry and to expose the hidden war crimes committed by Ethiopian troops with impunity against the people Ogaden.

Ogaden National Liberation Front  (ONLF)

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