Sat. May 28th, 2022

Jan. 24 2009The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) strongly condemns the brutal execution style murder of Dr. Mohamed Siraad Dolaal. Dr. Dolaal, a British citizen originating from Ogaden was captured by armed forces of the Ethiopian regime on the 18th of January 2009 near the city of Denaan in eastern Ogaden.

After confirming his identity and consulting with their military and political command, Ethiopian military personnel were ordered to execute Dr. Dolaal on the spot and they did so with shots to the abdomen and the head.

Dr. Dolaal’s body was brought to Godey where the Ethiopian regime took photographs which were later displayed on a regime sponsored website established to spread the regimes propoganda among the Ogaden diaspora community. These pictures were deliberately displayed in gruesome detail.

Dr. Dolaal was a member of the ONLF central committee from 1991 to 2006. He served as the Foreign Secretary for the ONLF from 1998 to 2004. Prior to 1991, Dr. Dolaal was an activist heading the Ogaden Action Group (OAG), a United Kingdom based advocacy organization, advocating for the rights of the people of Ogaden to self-determination, development and democracy.

The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) recognizes the service of Dr. Mohamed Siraad Dolaal to his people and nation and extends its deepest sympathies to his family.

The ONLF affirms that the Ethiopian regime will be held to account for the murder of Dr. Dolaal and the countless murders it has committed against the people of Ogaden.

Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)


By Rasaas