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

July 20th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

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.

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