(OLF News, February 10, 2010) OLF News correspondents reported from Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) that two renowned Oromo Artists (vocalists), Falmataa Roorroo and Shamsadin Yusuf have been abducted by the Ethiopian armed “security” forces wearing plain civilian clothes from their homes in Eastern Oromia, Dirree Dhawa city. The report added that Artist Falmataa Roorroo is a blind and disabled person that he has no regular job or source of income and survives by the support he receive from Oromos at home and Diaspora, and that in no way can he be a threat to any one, let alone to the Ethiopian government. Many analysts believe that this is a clear testimony that the current minority regime in Finfinnee is a fascist regime with no parallel in the entire globe whose long and brutal arms does not spare women, children, the elderly, and even the disabled individual such as Falmataa Roorroo.
Oromo nationalists in the area appealed to national and international humanitarian, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations to put the necessary pressure on the TPLF/EPRDF regime for the release of these two Oromo artists and thousands of other Oromo political prisoners.
It is to be recalled that OLF News has reported on October 03, 2009 that two young Oromo rising stars artists whose songs have been extremely popular among the Oromo population, male artist Haacaaluu Hundasaa and female artist Dirribee Gadaa, have been abducted by the Tigrean led Ethiopian government armed personnel on September 15, 2009 and reportedly taken to the notorious so called Ma’ikelawi prison and have been under severe torture for allegedly “glorifying Oromo fighters by singing”, and released a month later after being mentally and physically tortured and intimidated in jail without committing any crime.