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Starting from 3:00 am and ending at 8:00pm,This conference which over one hundred people from all walks of life attended began with recitation of the Qur'an, specially selected verses from holy book that touched upon the conference's agenda and created the right psychological environment.
This conference which its participants from representatives from Ogadenian Community, Somali Community,Oromia Community,Eritrean Community and Officials from Danish was issued a rallying-cry by the ONLF leaders.
"As long as we are working towards full-Independence many of our senior leaders will either die for it or fallen into the hands of the Ethiopian imperialists,but we will gain enthusiasm and many more supporters that will join in the struggle in return",said the ONLF Leader,Admiral Mohammed Omar Osman.
He added the Independent tree grows with the blood of the freedom fighter and it is worth to sacrifice it.
The Group's chairman spoke at length about the recently military gains of Ogaden National Liberation Army,the Group's army wing and said that they are rebels on cause as history proved that oppressors and colonialists fade away at last and owners of the land will last and will own it forever.
The participants watched a film that shook their faith and changed the mood of the environment which showed human rights abuses that proved beyond doubt including rape,killing,wide-spread detentions,and torture and another other forms of human rights violations.The material is currently contributed to many International film-makers that will translate into many international languages.
Abdullahi Hussein,who smuggled out the material told the participants that the film is being sold to film-maker company and will be watched around the globe.
Participators from Somalia,Oromia,Eritrea and Denmark spoke at the conference and expressed their support for the ONLF-struggle to gain full-Independence of Ogaden Region.
Somali diaspora from Ogaden Region reacted angrily and condemned the Ethiopian agents' abduction of the senior ONLF-negotiators.Analysts say that this move may affect diplomatic negotiations between ONLF and Ethiopia brokered by Kenyan Government on 2012.ONLF is a separatist rebel group fighting to make the Somali region of illegal Ethiopian Occupied-Ogaden in eastern Ethiopia an independent state. ONLF, established in 1984, demands for the autonomy of this region which is a home to about 8-10 million Somali Muslims.