Ethiopians Appeal to US Administration In front of the White House – Andenet DC Metro

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Ethiopians Appeal to US Administration In front of the White House on November 29, 2009. (more…)

Ethiopians Appeal to US Administration In front of the White House on November 29, 2009. Hundreds of Ethiopians residing in Washington DC area held a candle light vigil in front of the White House, requesting the assistance of US Administration to the release of jailed opposition party leader, Judge Birtukan Mideksa, Chairwoman for the major opposition party known as Unity for Democracy and Justice in Ethiopia.

The demonstrators loudly voiced to president Barack Obama and the US Administration to stop supporting and financing the dictatorial regime in Ethiopia and to help Ethiopians fighting for democracy, freedom and justice. They also demanded the release of all political prisoners in Ethiopia. The ceremony which started at 6:00 p.m. was opened by the welcoming address of Ato Alemayehu Abebe, Andenet DC Metro Support Chapter Chairman in Washington DC metro area.

Most importantly the session was attended by Amnesty International USA Representative IIona Morgan Kelly who remarked the Amnesty International new campaign to seek a petition for the release of Judge Birtukan Mideksa, who was considered as prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.

A petition that demands the support for the release of judge Birtukan organized by Amnesty International to Mrs. Hilary Clinton US state secretary, was filled by all demonstrators on the spot of the candle light vigil ceremony.

November 29, 2009
Andenet DC Metro


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