WEINSHET MOLA is a young female political activist and a meber of the Semeyawi party (she is also a member of the National Council) and was recently subjected to a barbaric beating session (right arm broken, skull cracked, body heavily bruised, etc...) in the hands of the regime's police and security force. Weinshet in now held incommunicado. Only last Friday, the police provoked a clash with Muslims praying in the Anwar Mosque of Addis Abeba and rushed into the Mosque in great numbers to beat up, maim and even kill innocent Muslims. In Northern Shoa, repression against Amharas has claimed many lives. Bloggers have been charged with terrorism.
The brutal police of the regime stormed the Anwar Mosque in Addis Abeba and violently beat up numerous Ethiopian Muslims and rounded up many others. The unjustified violence is part of the regime's continuing campaign to break up and stifle the peaceful protest of Ethiopian Muslims for their basic human and democratic rights. One report indicates that at least one person has been critically wounded from a gunshot. For very long now the repressive regime has been trying to break and halt the peaceful protest from aggrieved Muslims.
Following the illegal extradition of opposition Ginbot 7 leader Andargatchew Tsige from Yemen, the repressive regime in Addis Abeba has gone on a spree of arrests in a clear drive to strike at dissidents. Preliminary reports indicate no less than 35 people have been arrested in Addis Abeba in an alleged ( and false) link to "terrorism". The regime has conveniently labeled several opposition organizations as "terrorist".
ARDUF Outraged by the Unlawful Extradition of Ato Andergachew Tsige and Appeal to Ethiopian Democratic Forces to Hasten the dismantling of Wayyane
Like many a Daily Beast reader, I found Campus Crusade for Christ to be somewhere between annoying and amusing. You remember them from college: the Jesus freaks, intent on spreading the “Good News,” somewhere between quaint and creepy.
YEMEN : RELEASE ANDARGATCHEW TSIGE IMMEDIATELY !
(EPRP Press Releae)
Andargatchew Tsige, the secretary general of the GINBOT 7 Movement, was transiting through Sana'a, Yemen, airport when he was apprehended by Yemeni immigration and security police and jailed incommunicado. Andargatchew has never done anything to Yemen's detriment.
Andargatchew Tsige, the secretary of the Ginbot 7 movement(opposition) has been intercepted by Yemeni authorities at Sana'a airport and detained for a reason that has not been made public by them. Andargatchew was on his way to another country.
SANA, 1 November 2005 (IRIN) – “Clean your plate if it is touched by a dog, but break it if it’s touched by a Khadem [meaning servant in Arabic].” This traditional saying expresses the contempt by mainstream society in Yemen against members of the Akhdam community
Former editor of ASQUAL newspaper, Dereje Begashaw, is facing grave dangers to his very existence in a situation of difficult exile in Kampala, Uganda. Dereje, a persistent activist within the Ethiopian community in East Africa, has been threatened with deportation and worse, assaulted, and denied his human rights for years and the situation has worsened when and since his wife has been forced to join him in exile. Dereje has had to endure 7 years of suffering as a refugee living in unenviable conditions.
In an historic step, the UN Human Rights Commission has decided to establish a Commission to investigate the notorious human rights violations in Eritrea. The full text of the resolution is included below, but this is the key section:
“7. Decides to establish, for a period of one year, a commission of inquiry comprising three members, one of whom should be the Special Rapporteur, with the other two members appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council;
World Refugee Day highlights the world wide crisis of the presence of millions of refugees exposed to cruel mistreatment, enial of asylum rights and even death at the shores of callous ports. The plight of Ethiopian refugees is deplorable and worse than the year before.
Tedros Berhanu, the ill trained but notorious public prosecutor in Ethiopia, who has played a key role in the incarceration of several journalists, peaceful protesters and dissidents under the so called Anti Terrorism Law, is living now normally in Silver Springs (MD) along with his wife.
Detention under spurious charges in Ethiopia is nothing new. With the second highest rate of imprisoned journalists in Africa and arbitrary detention for anyone who openly objects to the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) regime’s despotic iron fist, the Western backed government in Addis Ababa is a dab hand at silencing its critics.
One standard definition of “international development” is that it is the global effort by rich and poor countries alike, working in tandem, to dramatically reduce extreme poverty and want. At the same time, such development should foster the economic growth of poor countries so that they will eventually be able to catch up with rich ones. Then they will share what Walt W. Rostow, the intellectual father of the so-called modernization theory that dominated the Western development world in the 1950s, called the promise of abundance.
PRESS RELEASE - Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF)
The Issa-Somali Diaspora and the Old Dream of Greater Somalia Bordering Awash River
Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) has been following with alert and concern the unrest and convulsion on the banks of the Awash River and Addis -Djibouti road and the ensuing war of words among the Issa-Somali communities in Diaspora and Afar Diaspora about the ownership of the three territories, namely; Adaytu, Undda-Foo and Gadamaytu
The Oromo Extremists are busy demonizing Menelik II and Amharas. Below are quotations of letters from Atse Menelik II to Aba Jifar. Read it carefully.
“Two years before Emperor Menelik wrote the letter to Abba Jiffar, he had put a legislation in effect to abolish slavery.
“—– I have told you before again and again to stop selling and buying slaves. However, you have continued this practice secretly. Moreover, in the remote areas, I have heard that the people have started selling their wives as well as their kids. I remind you again, whether in remote areas or any other place, abolish this inhuman practice.
A woman who was beaten routinely by a notorious Ethiopian prison guard — a man accused of killing and torturing dozens of people — hugged prosecutors after her tormentor was sentenced to 22 years in prison.