The Woyanne Kangaroo Court gets on Ethiopians’ last nerve! – Abugida

June 11th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

Woyanne is so scared of the unity of Kinijit in the Diaspora that it finds 38 senior opposition figures guilty of charges connected to mass protests. (more…)

Woyanne is so scared of the unity of Kinijit in the Diaspora that it finds 38 senior opposition figures guilty of charges connected to mass protests.

The guilty of charges announcement came a day after members of “Kinijit International” announced they put aside their differences to strengthen their struggle against the tyrannical woyanne regime. Read more to find BBC’s report on the matter.

Ethiopian protest leaders guilty


A court in Ethiopia has found 38 senior opposition figures guilty of charges connected to mass protests after disputed elections two years ago.

The charges ranged from armed rebellion to “outrage against the constitution”.

Sentencing is next month and they could face the death penalty, says the BBC’s Elizabeth Blunt in Ethiopia.

Hundreds of thousands took part in demonstrations complaining of fraud and vote-rigging by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s government in the 2005 polls.

Almost 200 people died in two waves of protests.

The opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy blamed the deaths on the security forces but Mr Meles accused the opposition of starting the violent protests.

His government also points out that it introduced multi-party elections to Ethiopia after years of military rule.

In the elections, the opposition made huge gains but says it was cheated out of victory.

Two months ago a judge threw out controversial charges of attempted genocide and treason against 111 people arrested after the election protests.

The violence and the charges of election fraud have tarnished Mr Meles’ image as a favourite of Western donors and one of a new wave of reforming African leaders.

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