Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Video of Jimma Persecution Available

On the weekend of October 14-15, five Christians were killed in the city of Jimma, Ethiopia as a result of attacks against Christians by local Muslims. In the weeks that followed, pictures and video footage of the aftermath slowly trickled out of the country. Possessing them can lead to arrest by Ethiopian authorities who are trying to downplay the incident in the name of keeping the peace.

The Voice of the Martyrs was able to secure a 30 minute video taken in Jimma immediately following the attacks. You can view it online starting today on VOMC's multimedia website www.persecution.tv. Please note, however, that the video contains some rather graphic footage and is not of the highest quality. The dialogue is also in Amharic. However, we believe that this is very important footage that the world needs to see.

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