Ethiopia’s Elected Leaders Released : Our People’s Demand for a Lasting Democracy Continues

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Ethio-Zagol / Friday, July 20, 2007

Three minibuses carrying the thirty eight prisoners came out of Kaliti prison (more…)

Ethio-Zagol / Friday, July 20, 2007

Three minibuses carrying the thirty eight prisoners came out of Kaliti prison, sped past the busy streets of Addis and headed to the houses of the prisoners. Birtukan Mideksa and Muluneh Eyuel showed kinijit’s famous “V” sign to the cheery and whistling people waiting for their release outside the gates of the prison. Some of the people were waving flags.

Their release has put to rest EPRDF’s legal theatrics, even though the relentless propaganda campaign is still going on as I write this news. For our heroes, the hard task just starts. There is the task of reorganizing the party which since their imprisonment has been rudderless and leaderless. Their imprisonment has revealed who the real democracy fighters and who the opportunists are within the party. There has also been one or two lessons about strategy and tactics. There is no party time. It is work, work and work. Work for us, who count ourselves as activists for democracy, and work for our heroes.

  1. tadesse
    | #1

    Thanks to God for their release!!this is just great news for their families and friends.

  2. Shumet Menywab
    | #2

    The struggle for change is on the march and the leadership in the prison is coming out! Every one in the struggle for democracy should be congradulated! Let us all hope reconciliation is the means! Ethiopia is on the first page of history heading for a change! May God help every one on this jeourney to the end!

  3. aymere
    | #3

    congradulation dear ethiopians. our leadrers are FREE. Now let move forward. our unity is strength.
    long live the ethiopians
    the ppl of ethiopia wil wil alwaysssss

  4. matias
    | #4

    KINIJIT YACHENFAL ! ABOGEDAWOCH YENANTEM DEL NEW YEZARE KEN.

  5. Ewnetu Ayikerim
    | #5

    THANKS GOD.

  6. | #6

    Th struggle should continue untill the woyane regime step down from power and untill the Killer Melese Zenawi and his followers brought to Justice and the rule of law is respected in Ethiopia. For Ever KINJIT!!! Long Live KINJIT

  7. fana
    | #7

    am not happy

  8. sholla
    | #8

    WE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW OUR LEADES SUFFERED FOR US!WE SHALL WIN UNDER THEIR LEADERSHIP!THANK YOU OR LEADERS !!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Selamu
    | #9

    What is up with Shemeles Kemal who requests for the excution of these innocent Ethiopians. I think if EPRDF is fair he should have to put Shimeles in Qality.

  10. | #10

    i do not have words to express about the kinjet leader release from jail..thanks god .The paecefull struggle will continue until we get the right to choose our leaders and the right to change when it necessary and the rule of low is practical .This is is not the question of kinjet only the question of 88 millins of Ethiopian poeple. this brings permently peace.So reconcilation is the base.

  11. zelalem ayele(candidate)
    | #11

    Thank you for our leaders this is CUD.We proud of you.

  12. Ewnetu
    | #12

    Thanks to God.
    Thank you our brothers and sisters living abroad for your courageous and consistent support.
    thank you Ana Gomez.

    This is the start oif our struggle. We have been together without our leaders, now we will stand togethr with our leaders until democracy come to Ethiopa.

  13. Tekie
    | #13

    Thank God. Our brave leaders are now finally free with the help of God. Once again lets stand togethr.

  14. henok
    | #14

    TRUTH WILL ALWAYS NEVER DIE.

  15. adie
    | #15

    ye Ethiopian netsanet mefetaten ychalal negergin mekemat aychalem.
    bekdmia le meriwochachin beteseboch enkuan lezihch ken aderesachihu elalehu.
    Le wud ye ethiopian netsanet kenay lehonachihu be hagerm hone bewuch lalachihu ethiopiawuyan hulu enkuan des yalen elalehul
    bemecheresham le Hodamochina seytan lemigalbachihu hulu Des aybelachu egziabher mehretunm ylaklachihu
    Ethiopian egziabher ytebkat
    Ykurt ken workye ye Ethiopia lijochin teninet egziabher ytebkln

  16. | #16

    Praise GOD for hearing this very impressive good news. Let us forget the past and stand up to work together for the Development of our Lovely Nation- Ethiopia. Let’s forgive eachother and rise for National Reconciliation. Let’s stop ethinic politics and put our hands together so as to rehabilitate the Social, Economic, Political, Technological and Environmental welafare of our Motherland with the Help of our GOD, the Mighty. Mr. Zenawi as you know the result of your leadership for the past years has given rise to a lot of mess. Hence, please try to change your management system without leaving/quitting your authority. We need good governance who ever can be the leader. ‘Gulicha bilewawet wot ayatafitim’yilalu Abew siteritu. Instead of avoiding people with different idea from your party, try to utilise their expertise for the sake of the development and growth of the Country.

  17. Tesfa
    | #17

    This is the begining of the miles journey to freedom.Peace to peace seekers.Kinijet is a spirit nobody can make it, nobody can delete it, nobody can explain it,but it remains in the winners heart.
    DEEP BREATH………..

  18. | #18

    I share the idea with Mihret Lehulum regarding the advice given to our PM.

  19. Getaneh
    | #19

    GOLD IS TESTED BY FIRE!

  20. Billal
    | #20

    Allahoo … Akbar!!!!

    Congratulations to all democracy loving people of the world and for those Ethiopians who sacrifices their precious life for the struggle .We promised to continue our straggle until no tyrant breathes on our beloved country .Thanks to all who contributed for this moment to happen.
    Special thanks to: Ana Gomez, Abogeda, Ethiopian Review, Ethiomedia and US congress ,Mr Payne and Christopher smith in particular.

    Now , we have to start a genuine reconciliation process.

    Thanks,

    yours Bilal Abajeffar.

    PS: Who ever said you can’t make a difference if you live thousands of miles away from Ethiopia?
    I say…ask the Ethiopian Diaspora.. How to apply political Globalization by remote control.

  21. habesha2
    | #21

    OUR ORGINAL DEMAND IS THE RELEASE OF THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE – NOT ONLY THE LEADERS!!!!

    THE COUNTRY IS NOT YET FREE – 38 to 50 people have been freed from Qality and into the bigger jail – Ethiopia!!!

    Our people are naive to celebrate the leaders being released when all the 78million people are still locked up with gun barrel.

    They have freed our leaders, now Free our PEOPLE!!!

  22. Selamawit
    | #22

    Thanks God forever All Ethiopia people July 20, 2007 happy day today.

  23. | #23

    Thank you our Lord forever All ET
    thiopia pople july 20,2007 happy day today

  24. Gab
    | #24

    Now the time is for reconciliation. Let all of us think about the future of the conutry. Name calling and insulting one onether will not help anyone. This is a time to rejoice. Nobody is a winner and no no one is a looser today. We all are winners and Ethiopia has won!!

    I hope EPDRF will follow up with the good will it has shown so far ( releasing the jailed leaders that was unthinkable some time ago)and start a process by which all Ethiopians can live equally under the rule of law.

  25. Netsanet
    | #25

    Thank god, and all parties that fought for the release of our leaders. the relentlessness has finally paid off. Now it is time to challenge woyane(EPRDF) on some of the real issues that has has been put aside for the last two years. Our country needs a lot of reforms on things such as Justice, Echonomic, Educational, Agricultural, Social and International policies. No matter how they label us we have to keep demanding those reforms. Lets show them that we are for real and that our goal is not control of power but positive change for all the people in our beloved Ethiopia.

  26. Gab
    | #26

    Now the time is for reconciliation. Let all of us think about the future of the conutry. Name calling and insulting one onether will not help anyone. This is a time to rejoice. Nobody is a winner and no no one is a looser today. We all are winners and Ethiopia has won!!

    I hope EPDRF will follow up with the good will it has shown so far ( releasing the jailed leaders that was unthinkable some time ago)and start a process by which all Ethiopians can live equally under the rule of law and build a vibrant democratic society!!

    GOD bless Ethiopia and her children!!

  27. Samri
    | #27

    OMG i dont know wat to say i just dont hve word to say but the only thing i can say is thank u god and Congratulations for all ethiopians
    god bless u all

  28. Yared
    | #28

    GOD bless our MOTHER LAND.

  29. anteme
    | #29

    I am very proud of our leaders like Birtukan Mideksa she is great Ethiopian she is …………. she showed her power for all ethiopians.
    Teddy Were were are you???????????
    they are coming from war. tell somthing for the people of ethiopia.
    Now we will start all togther for dimocracy, peace. no war… no war… with Ertirans we need peace.
    for this all ethiopians must help each other.

  30. nani
    | #30

    thank you lord for answering our questions. i believe everyone of us asked God to give them strength, faith, and justice while they were preasoned. so it’s the time to prais the almighty lord .
    dear “melese” i think it’s a smart way to release them now because there will be no millinium without those brave leaders. so yeah…smart ass…..
    anyway let’s celebrate our freedom along with our leaders….ellelellllleellllll…..

  31. ayele
    | #31

    Enquan Desalachehu Egziabher Lifatachihun
    kotro alasaferachu. mechereshawen Yasamrew.

  32. ayele
    | #32

    july 20/2007

    Enquan Desalachehu Egziabher Lifatachihun
    kotro alasaferachu. mechereshawen Yasamrew.

  33. | #33

    Thanks for the Almighty God. I’m happy for… they are doing the very extraordinary things for one Ethiopia. But it is the second step, and we wil have another steps.

  34. Gabi & Naomi
    | #34

    This has to be the happiest day of all peace lover Ethiopians. It will also will bee the beginning of the new peaceful struggle to win freedom for all ethiopians who are still suffering. One love ,One country,one people and Unity.
    Thank you for all of you who sacrified your precious time for the the love of the Ethiopian people.

  35. lemlem
    | #35

    `”For our heroes, the hard task just starts. There is the task of reorganizing the party which since their imprisonment has been rudderless and leaderless. Their imprisonment has revealed who the real democracy fighters and who the opportunists are within the party. There has also been one or two lessons about strategy and tactics. There is no party time. It is work, work and work. Work for us, who count ourselves as activists for democracy, and work for our heroes.” Good point.

    When the blessed and beloved animals escape from the jaws of bloodsuckers and butchers, it must be celebrated with joy and happiness. We are celebrating our leaders release the way as if they have escaped from the jaws of those are killing so many Ethiopians to live. We also are celebrating today the beginning 0f the new chapter, bringing democracy, the rule of law, freedom, development, law and order in the 21- century to our country. We all have lots to do in front of us. We also know how to do it. We have lots of potential and opportunity. The international community is with us. We can/must not cool down the fire coming against woyane from all sides. We have to keep the international community awake and close with us by intensifying the peaceful people struggle fro democracy. No Tyranny in our country as TPLF does.

  36. Genet T.
    | #36

    Abugidawoch hulachinm ye Ethiopia hezboch enkwan desyalen yenantemna yeleoch yeEthiopiawinet semet yalachew programoch telek egeza alew zare yihen denk zena lemsmatena bedgami enkwan des yalen. wedfitem lekerut be eser bet lalu wetatoch azawntoch beatekalay wegenochachen ke eser wetw kedehnatena kerhab yemnewtabeten menged egziabeher amlakachen mengedun yamechahclen elalehu. enantem bertu.

  37. fish
    | #37

    Thank you for USA this time.

  38. ???
    | #38

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  39. rainbow
    | #39

    thanks GOD
    thanks for paster daniel ,who is one of members of the elders,that GOD has been used him.

    GOD bless ETHIOPIA

  40. | #40

    ebaba afer leso yenesal

  41. zalalm
    | #41

    god job eprdf

  42. zalalm
    | #42

    Beyonce Knowles will stage a day-long concert for the Ethiopian millennium to be celebrated on September 12 in Addis Ababa. Beyonce, who won the Grammy Award in 2001 and 2002, has been invited by Sheraton Addis, a luxury hotel in the Ethiopian capital. Sheraton Addis will pay Beyonce one million dollars and pay for the transportation of her band and equipment, APA learnt here on Monday. The 26-year-old singer is expected to be accompanied by other singers from the United States whose identity has not yet been made public. Sources told APA that Michael Jackson will also attend the Ethiopian millennium as a special guest together with other VIPs.
    The Ethiopian millennium has been recognized by the African Union and United Nations as an African and worldwide celebration. Over 400,000 Ethiopians from the diaspora, tourists and other invited guests are expected to come to Ethiopia for the millennium celebrations. The Ethiopian calendar is eight years behind that used by most of the world. It is still 1999 in Ethiopia.

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