Tuesday, November 18, 2014

አስገድዶ በመድፈር ለተቀጠፈች ነፍስ መልሱ ምንድነው?

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ይህንን ነገር በተመለከተ እንዲህም እንዲያም ከማለታችን በፊት ነገሩ ምን እንደሆነ የሪፖርተር ጋዜጣን (NOVEMBER 16/2014) ዘገባ በማስቀመጥ እንጀምር። “በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ኮልፌ ቄራኒዮ ክፍለ ከተማ ወረዳ አንድ አየር ጤና አካባቢ አንዲት የአሥረኛ ክፍል ተማሪ በተሳፈረችበት ታክሲ ታፍና ከተወሰደች በኋላ በደረሰባት አስገድዶ መደፈር ጉዳት ሕይወቷ ማለፉን ምንጮች ለሪፖርተር ገለጹ፡፡ነሟቿ ተማሪ ሃና ላላንጎ ጥቅምት 21 ቀን 2007 .. አየር ጤና በተለምዶ ሳሚ ካፌ በሚባለው አካባቢ በአንድ ሚኒባስ ውስጥ ተሳፍራ ወደ ጦር ኃይሎች እየመጣች … የተወሰነ ርቀት ከተጓዘች በኋላ መድረሷን ተናግራ ‹‹ወራጅ አለ›› ስትል፣ በሚኒባሱ ውስጥ የነበሩ አራት ወንዶችና ሾፌሩ ስለት በማውጣት አስፈራርተውያግቷታል። ከዚያም “በሰዋራ ቦታ በታክሲው ውስጥ እንድታመሽ ከተደረገች በኋላ፣ ከተጠርጣሪዎቹ አንደኛው ቤት ወስደው ለአምስት እየተፈራረቁ እንደደፈሯት … አንደኛው ተጠርጣሪ በራሱ ቤት ውስጥ እንድትቆይ በማድረግ ለተከታታይ አምስት ቀናት ሲደፍራት እንደከረመ ሁለተኛ ተጠርጣሪ ነው የተባለው ግለሰብ ለአምስት ቀናት በተደጋጋሚ ሲደፍራት ከከረመ በኋላ፣ ከቤት አውጥቶ ጭር ባለ ቦታ ጥሏት” ተገኘች፡፡ ነገር ግን “የማሕፀንና የፊንጢጣ ጉዳት አጋጥሟት ስለነበር በተለያዩ ሆስፒታሎች ሕክምና ያደረገች ቢሆንም፣ በደረሰባት ከባድ ጉዳት በዘውዲቱ መታሰቢያ ሆስፒታል በመታከም ላይ እያለች ሕይወቷሊያልፍ ችሏል።”
“ሟች በመሀል በአንደኛው ተጠርጣሪ ስልክ ወደ ቅርብ ጓደኛዋ በመደወል ስልኩን በመዝጋቷ ጓደኛዋ የደወለችበትን ስልክ ለቤተሰቦቿ ትሰጣለች፡፡ የሟች ቤተሰቦች የሞባይሉን ቁጥር ለፖሊስ አሳልፈው በመስጠታቸው ፖሊስ ባደረገው ከፍተኛ የክትትል ሥራ ተጠርጣሪዎቹ በቁጥጥር ሥር መዋላቸውን ምንጮች ገልጸዋል፡፡ ሁሉም ተጠርጣሪዎች በቁጥጥር ሥር ውለው በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ፍርድ ቤት ቂርቆስ ምድብ ችሎት ቀርበው በወንጀል መቅጫ ሥነ ሥርዓት ሕግ ቁጥር 35 መሠረት የእምነት ክህደት ቃላቸውን መስጠታቸውም” ተገልጿል፡፡

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ከዚህ በኋላ ምን ሆነ? ብዙ ሰው እጅግ በጣም ከፍ ባለ ግርምት ውስጥ ነው። ሐሳባቸውን በማኅበራዊ ሚዲያዎች የሚያካፍሉ በአገር ውስጥም ከአገር ውጪም ያሉ ወገኖች ነገሩ አጥንታቸው ድረስ ዘልቆ እንደተሰማቸው ገልጸዋል። በሴት ወጣቶች ጉዳይ ዙሪያ ሐሳቧን ስታካፍል የማውቃት የፌስቡክ ወዳጄ ብሌን ሣህሉ የልጅቱን ቤተሰቦች አናግራ ያሰፈረችው መልእክት እጅግ በጣም ልብን የሚሰብር አሳዛኝ ነገር ነው። (ለግንዛቤ እንዲሆን ከዚህ ጽሑፍ መጨረሻ ታገኙታላችሁ።)
እንደዚህ ዓይነት ዜና ስሰማ ችግሩንም መፍትሔውን ለመመልከት እጅግ ይቸግረኛል። የሰዉ ጭካኔ እና እንስሳዊነት መነሻውም መድረሻው አልታይህ ይለኛል። ደግሞም ይህንን ዓይነት አሰቃቂ በደል ደርሶብንም ምንም እንዳልተፈጠረ፣ ምንም አዲስ ነገር እንዳልተከሰተ ሁሉ ከንፈር መጥጠን ከማለፍ ውጪ ምንም አቅም የሌለን ደካሞች መሆናችንን ሳይ ደግሞ የበደለ በደል ይሆንብኛል።
እንዲህ ዓይነት ተመሳሳይ ወንጀል በ2012 በሕንድ አገር ተከስቶ የዓለም መነጋገሪያ ሆኖ ነበር። ሁለት ጓደኛሞች ፊልም ሲያዩ ቆይተው ወደቤታቸው ለመመለስ አውቶቡስ ይሳፈራሉ። ሲከታተሏቸው የነበሩ አራት ጎረምሶች ወንዱን ልጅ ከደበደቡ በኋላ ልጅቱን እየተፈራረቁ ይደፍሯታል። ይህም ሳያንሳቸው ሕይወቷ እንዲያልፍ ምክንያት የሆነውን ብረት በማኅጸኗ በመክተት የሰው ተፈጥሮ የማይፈቅደውን እጅግ ዘግናኝ ወንጀል ይፈጽማሉ። ነገሩ ሲሰማ የሕንድ ከተሞች በዚህ ዘግናኝ ወንጀል በመነገፍገፍ አደባባዩን ሲሞሉት አየን። ጮኹ፣ አለቀሱ፣ ሳያሰልሱ ፍትሕ እንዲሰጥ አስገደዱ። በመጨረሻም ፍርድ ቤቱ በወንጀለኞቹ ላይ የሞት ቅጣት አስተላለፈ።
በኢትዮጵያስ? የተበደለም ተበደለ፣ ግፍ የሠራም ግፍ ሠራ፣ ሁሉም በየቤቱ ነው። ቤተሰብ እያለቀሰ ተቀምጧል። ከብሌን ዘገባ እንደተረዳሁት የወንጀለኞቹ ቤተሰቦች ናቸው የተባሉ ሰዎች ጉዳዩን በእርቅ እንዲፈጸም ሽምግልና መላካቸውም ተሰምቷል። እጅግ አሳፋሪም ዘግናኝም ነገር ነው።
እስካሁን ለመመልከት እንደሞከርኩት በጉዳዩ ላይ አስተያየት ሲሰጥ ያየሁት፣ የሰማሁት ተቋም የለም። ቄሱም ዝም መጽሐፉም ዝም ነው። ቢያንስ ከሃይማኖት ተቋማት ለእንዲህ ያለው ማኅበረሰባዊ የሥነ ምግባር ቀውስ መልስ የሚሰጥ ለምን አልታየም? ከመንግሥት ወገን “በጣም አዝኛለሁ” ብለው ትዊት ያደረጉት የውጪ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትሩ ናቸው። ከአረብ አገራት ግፍ ደርሶባቸው ከተመለሱ ወገኖች ጋር አብሮ ፎቶ ከመነሣት ያለፈ ያደረጉትን ስላላየን፣ መንግሥታቸው የሚያሰማራቸው መርማሪዎች ሴት ታሳሪዎችን ከሚያሰቃዩበት መንገድ አንዱ አስገድዶ መድፈር መሆኑን ስለምናውቅ የለበጣ ሐዘኔታቸው ያበሳጭ ካልሆነ የሚፈይደው ነገር የለም። (ከስፖርት ቦታዎች ይልቅ የጫት ቤቶችና አደንዛዥ እጾች በገፍ እንዲሰራጩ፣ ወጣቱ ሳያድግ አርጅቶ ሳያብብ እንዲመክን የሚያደርገው የርሳቸው አስተዳደር ስለሆነ በሌላ መንገድ የግፉ ባለቤት እንጂ መፍትሔ አይደሉምና ከቁጥር አላስገባቸውም።)
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በኬንያ ያለ ፈቃዷ ልብሷን ከላይዋ ላይ በመቀደዱ አጋርነታቸውን ሊያሳዩ ብዙ ሰዎች አደባባይ ወጥተዋል። በሌሎች አገሮችም ቢሆን እንዲህ ዓይነቱ ወንጀል ቢብስ እንጂ አያንስም። ባደጉትም ባላደጉትም አገራት ማለቴ ነው። ነገር ግን ወንጀሉ ያንገፈግፋቸዋል፤ ያስቆጣቸዋል። ወንጀለኞቹም እረፍት አያገኙም። እስር ቤት እስካልገቡ ድረስ። በእውነቱ የእኛ በደልን የመሸከም ጣራን የሚያልፈው ምን ዓይነት በደል ቢደርስብን እንደሆነ እስካሁን አልተገለጸልኝም።
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ከዓመታት በፊት ለእረፍት አዲስ አበባ ነበርኩ። ከወዳጆቼ ጋር ምግብ ተመግበን እንወጣለን። መሸትሸት ብሏል። ቦታው በእስጢፋኖስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን በኩል ወደ መገናኛ የሚወስደው መንገድ ነው። ሁለት ፖሊሶች የመንግሥት ሕንጻ ፊት ለፊት ቁጭ ብለዋል። ከፊታችን አንዲት ወጣት ጉብል ትራመዳለች። ፖሊሶቹ አጠገብ እንደደረሰች መንደር ድንጋይ ላይ እንደተቀመጡ ጎረምሶች ያፏጩላት ይጠሯት ጀመር። ዩኒፎርማቸው አልታፈረ አልተከበረ፣ ሌላ ጎረምሳ ቢያስቸግራት ሊያስጥሏት የሚገባ ፖሊሶች እንዲህ ሲያደርጉ እልህ ተናነቀኝ። በርግጥ እዚህ አገር የሆነ መሠረታዊ ችግር አለ። ሕግ አስከባሪውም፣ ሕግ አስገባሪውም፣ ሕግ ሰባሪውም የተመሰቃቀለበት አገር ይመስላል።
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  የሐና ጉዳይ እና አያያዙ፣ የሕዝቡ ምላሽ እና የፍርዱ ሁኔታ ከዚህ በኋላ ለሚከሰቱ የአስገድዶ መድፈር ወንጀሎችም ትልቅ ትርጉም ይኖረዋል። ፍርድ ቤት ጉዳዩን የሚይዝበት መንገድ፣ ዜጎች ደግሞ እንደ ዜግነታቸው የሚሰጡት ምላሽ ለሌሎች አስገድዶ ደፋሪዎች ቅስም ሰባሪ ኢሆናል ወይም ምንም አይደርስብንም ብለው የልብ ልብ እንዲያገኙ ያደርጋቸዋል። በዚህ ጉዳይ እህት ያለው፣ እናት ያለው፣ ሴት ልጅ ያለው ሰው እንዴት አስችሎት ዝም ይላል?


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Blen Sahilu
Yesterday at 1:11pm ·
A few hours ago I had an emotional conversation with Hanna's older brother. Hanna is the young victim of a gruesome kidnapping and gang rape that in the end took her life.
According to her older brother, Hanna was 16 years old (soon to be 17). She was the last born of six siblings, five girls and a boy. Hanna's only brother had reluctantly agreed to meet me and brought his close friend along.
Hanna and her siblings were all raised by a stay at home mom and a public servant father.
"She was a typical young girl. A timid and respectful child" told me her brother, not knowing how exactly to describe his little sister. "She was really nice".
She had complained about not feeling well the morning of her kidnapping. She kept on saying she is not feeling so good.
After an ordinary day at her high school around Ayer Tena, Hanna got out of school at around 4pm and got on the nearest taxi that had a couple of passengers. The woyala shut the door and the taxi began moving. Hanna was being kidnapped.
The incredible cold bloodedness of the entire affair and how this drawn out torture must have made her feel like is something that makes me shiver.
Contrary to reports on the media that the suspects were caught as a result of a phone number given to the police by Hanna's close friend, it turns out that the kidnappers were communicating with Hanna's sisters while Hana was at one of the suspects house. They went to meet them per their phone conversation and the same mini bus taxi pulled up next to them and they asked them to get inside to go see Hanna. They refused. They asked why they didn't bring her and where she was. The men in the taxi drove off still taunting and teasing them. "You won't see your sister then!"
That is when they took down the plate number of the minibus and gave it to the police.
They then got a call that Hanna was somewhere around Qeranyo, and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance because she had lost consciousness as soon as the kidnappers left her there.
As soon as she could speak, broken and terrified, Hanna tried to talk about what happened. She spoke of men doing horrible things, told her family the names she remembered. "She had terrible nightmares. She used to cry a lot"
Putting two and two together the police arrested a couple of viable suspects. They brought them to the hospital so Hanna could identify them. She pointed each one of them out. One even tried to yell at her. But she remembered.
The doctors kept on saying it was a miracle that Hanna survived such a horrible attack. "Her genital area was such bad shape that even the doctors treating her were finding it difficult to hide their emotions." "Everyone was shocked and angry about what happened"
"On the last day, when I finally realized the full extent of the damage I was absolutely devastated and went out to borrow money so that we can move her to a private hospital. I was so scared that she might not make it. I was crying and talking to myself the whole time, people were staring at me. I did not care. I could not believe men born of women did this to my sister. Aren't their mothers women too? Where did they come from??" said Hanna's brother, trying to still grapple with the cruelty that took away his sister's life.
I could not find the right words to tell him how sorry I was. But I tried.
I am still asking; Is this a random terribly unlucky incident? Or is this one of many such cases? Who are the suspects in custody? Have they done this before?
How many families have missing daughters or kidnapped or raped daughters that they are keeping a secret?
Why would they do that?
Well, because we live in a community that shames the victim more than the perpetrator. Because a woman who is raped, is defiled and ruined. She has no dignity. And a rapist? Well, that depends.
Isn't it shocking that this same community breeds young men who drag their neighbors daughters into a dark corner to gang rape and assault. Isn't it absolutely terrifying that we build a life around this disgusting reality because we refuse to confront it?
Hanna was wearing her school uniform when she left the house that morning, a blue skirt and matching blue sweaters.
She was supposed to head back home and change in to her "yebet libs" and greet her father at the gate as she always does. "If someone else opens the gate for him, he would always ask "Hanna yet heda new?"
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Blen Sahilu
More on Hanna Lalango's case:
The suspects have all been arrested and will appear before court tomorrow morning (9am) at Addis Ababa First Instance Court near Wabi Shebele Hotel, Mexico area.
Hopefully, the police will give a detailed report of the crime committed. I will report from there.
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Her family and the nurses at the hospital were saying that "some people" were coming to the hospital to beg her family for Shimgilina (Reconciliation), and that her father was literally sitting outside her hospital room fighting people off and sending them away. #TheAudacity
I know this is not news for many people and we have heard stories of many rape cases that got "sorted out" through family arbitration and payment of compensation to the victims family. And many more cases of rape and molestation that were kept a secret by the family of the victim for fear of the shame it will bring them.
I think we should by now realize that keeping it a secret doesn't make it go away. RAPE IS REAL. SEXUAL ABUSE is REAL. THE PAIN IS REAL.
We desperately need to start having a conversation about why sexual violence occurs. But I will say one thing for now, Rape is not about Sex.
Rape is about Power.

When we shame the victim we disempower all Women. And when we keep silent or sugar coat this reality we empower the rapists!

5 comments:

gelila Getachew said...

I have no words to describe how i feel about this. May she rest in paradise. And as for These cruel animals, I hope they get what's coming to them which should be a death sentence or spend the rest of their lives in prison and become someone's bitch. (Excuse my language). It's surreal to me that stuff like this happens in Ethiopia. All these adult video's give idea's to this generation making it seem like it's OK for multiple men to sleep with one woman. The fact that our society doesn't like the topic of rape makes it easy for these monsters to get away with it.

Beles said...

This is a kind of terrific & horrible thing to hear and kept silent afterwards! What a society we are? What kind of government we have? In what kind of governance we are living with it? If this kind of abuse couldn’t stir us to rise and say STOP atrocities!! What the hell kind of things will move us to say no for wrong-doing? Everybody has heard this unpleasant news and buy-in only lip service. Nobody has reacted as if business as usual. What a shame? What a shame as a person and as a society?? What a great SHAME for the would-be government junta?? What a ridiculous disgrace for JUSTICE system? We all are failed. We are witnessing a failed society and a failed system. A failed state per se!!

Beles said...

This is a kind of terrific & horrible thing to hear and kept silent afterwards! What a society we are? What kind of government we have? In what kind of governance we are living with it? If this kind of abuse couldn’t stir us to rise and say STOP atrocities!! What the hell kind of things will move us to say no for wrong-doing? Everybody has heard this unpleasant news and buy-in only lip service. Nobody has reacted as if business as usual. What a shame? What a shame as a person and as a society?? What a great SHAME for the would-be government junta?? What a ridiculous disgrace for JUSTICE system? We all are failed. We are witnessing a failed society and a failed system. A failed state per se!!

Anonymous said...

This is a kind of terrific & horrible thing to hear and kept silent afterwards! What a society we are? What kind of government we have? In what kind of governance we are living with it? If this kind of abuse couldn’t stir us to rise and say STOP atrocities!! What the hell kind of things will move us to say no for wrong-doing? Everybody has heard this unpleasant news and buy-in only lip service. Nobody has reacted as if business as usual. What a shame? What a shame as a person and as a society?? What a great SHAME for the would-be government junta?? What a ridiculous disgrace for JUSTICE system? We all are failed. We are witnessing a failed society and a failed system. A failed state per se!!

Anonymous said...

ምንል ልበል ኡ ኡ ኡ የምልበት ቦታ ጠፋ ሲት በመውለዴ ስደሰት የምሰማው ነገር ነፍሴን ያስጨንቀዋል ከፍርሃቴ የተነሳ ለፀሎት ሁሉ የተከለከለ ልብ እንዲኖረኝ ተደረገ አቤት አቤት አቤት ወዴት እንጩህ ፍትህ በሌለበት አገር እየኖርን ምን እናድርግ ግñ በዛ ፣ ሐጢያት በዛ ምን ይሆንችግሩ ለሁሉም ጣልቃ የሚገባው የሠራዊት ጌታ ይድረስልን ይድረስልን ይድረስልን ይድረስልን በቃ ተያይዞ ማለቅ ሆነ እንዴ

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