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
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  1. seble
    | #1

    Good job Andenet Metro DC

  2. ነበዮ ለማ
    | #2

    በታም በታመ ሁላችሀነም መተባበር አለበን አንድ አንሁን

  3. Abera
    | #3

    great Andnet!

  4. Abeje Shegaw
    | #4

    Where were the rest of Ethiopians residing in that area ?

  5. banjaw
    | #5

    America does not give a damn about democracy, they have a habit of supporting homicidal dictators who oppresse their citizen.
    Peacful demostration is the last thing that could make them change their behavor.
    We have to learn never to beg our enamy.

  6. Anjamo
    | #6

    America is the enemey of democracy. It has never supported a democratic movement anywhere.America finances and give other essential support to the TPLF as did to Samuza of Nicaragua, Pinochet of Chile and Shah of Iran. We have to change our tactics of struggle to gain our freedom.

  7. Anonymous
    | #7

    let us learn how to kill with out being

  8. dawit
    | #8

    All of this is done in vein because we all know the US doesn’t give a damn what happens to the people of Ethiopia as long as thier interest is maintained by the current regime. People have to understand that US knows exactly what goes on in Addis, but they are represent America and not Ethiopia; thus, its upto Ethiopians to take overthrow the oppressor–whether it be by armed struggle or military coup.

  9. Anjamo
    | #9

    America is an enemy of democracy.It has never supported a democratc movement anywhere in the world.America supports Wayane financially,militarily and politically. Weyane has been given state power to protect American intrest in the region, it has nothing to do with domcracy or human right. Ethiopians must re-organize differently to gain our freedom.



  10. adamy
    | #10

    Good job guys. weyane tplf wioll pay the price. tigray people should rise up and start to smell coffe. your leaders are reating hate within ethiopia and east africa. well,,, i feel sorry for those who fought and gave thier life for sake of freedom and democracy. my worst fear is what happend in rwanda will happen in ethiopia. i know tigray people is a victim of thier leaders.

  11. Anonymous
    | #11

    for the last 19 years ethiopians from all walkes of life protested and continue to protest the gross human right violations by the tribalist tigrai liberation front leader melesse zenawi and his group in ethiopia againist the ethiopian people.the ethiopian must do so until this violations are stop and the rule of law put in place and people able to choose their leaders freely without any fear of persecuation.victory to the ethiopian people struggle for democracy!!!!!!!!!!

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