Seattle Awarded Birtukan: Ethiopian of the Millennium – Muluneh Yohannes

October 11th, 2010 Print Print Email Email

The event achieved a double victory. The love and respect for Birtukan was overflowing. It assured that her sacrifice is not in vain. The fruit of her struggle is ripe. All members of the opposition were present. Supporters of Andinet, AEUP/MEAD, the Oromo party support groups, Arena Tigray representatives, Gasha Ethiopians, Hibret, Media groups Including Ethiomedia, ESAT, Andinet TV, Nigist Radio were in attendance. The call of the night from many participants is the need to come together and defeat the enemy. Attendees decided to create an Ethiopian forum inclusive of all opposition parties and civic groups. An elderly man framed the night as “The model of the New Ethiopia is created tonight, and that is the Spirit of Birtukan”.

Some twenty percent of the attendees were female. The event is organized only in three days. The turnout and the overflowing love for Birtukan is a proof of the the promising road ahead of us. An inclusive Ethiopia where the rule of law and equality is guaranteed. The event denied the dictatorial regime in Ethiopia that their divide and rule policy is loosing ground. They did not take away the love and respect of the Ethiopian people away from Birtukan. It was proven by Ethiopians in the Ferensay Legacion of Addis Ababa, it is repeated in Seattle and it will continue wherever Ethiopians live.

For your unreserved commitment for our country, your love to our people and your sacrifice for the Unity, Freedom and Betterment of the Ethiopian People; we humbly present this certificate of appreciation. You are a true star that shines once in millennia, therefore, you are our choice of PERSON OF THE MILLENNIUM.

With love,

From Ethiopians living in and Around the City of Seattle.



  1. wedajeneh
    | #1

    She is worth it, she is a true Ethiopian daughter. I hope that some day she will pull out Ethiopia out of the misery that is suffocating its people with decite and intimidation.

  2. washeraw
    | #2

    Dear compatriots in and around Seattle,

    The speed of your reaction is unbelievable. Congratulations! I take this as asign of more great things to come.

    There is no person who is more deserving of this recognition.

    Keep up the good work

  3. Anonymous
    | #3

    She really needs money at this point in time. That is all what I can say. Pleaple may need stop talking about her leason based on pardon,because it is not. The fake letter was written by Melese and handed for her to sign. She was warned to repeat that informaton infront of the media, if not … you know what might happen.
    This trick has been used by TPLF since its inception, while in gurella fighting, then on the whole people of Ethiopia.Any one who was jiled in Ethiopia knows how he/she got released- hte paper is always there. If that person fail to sign that paper, he will remain “there” forever. How may people are ” there” who dednied the ” peper” and remain unseeen. Only God and the dectator knows the fate of those individuals.

    God Bless their heart and the poeple of Ethiopia.

  4. የ ቕራዉ
    | #4

    She Was-She Is-She Will be our leader!

    Only a true leader like Bertukan can bring all the opposition supporters pariticipated at this even i.e. Supporters of Andinet, AEUP/MEAD, the Oromo party support groups, Arena Tigray representatives, Gasha Ethiopians, Hibret, Media groups Including Ethiomedia, ESAT, Andinet TV, Nigist Radio etc.

    I also strongly agree with Anonymous (comment #3)
    We need to support Birtukan financially she needs our help to support her family

    Seattle Thanks You for your bright idea

  5. Gonfa
    | #5

    I am all for honoring Birtukan, our hero. IMHO, this ‘millennium’ thing is going too far. It is 2010, just the beginning of the period. Lets leave room for other to shine in the coming decades and hundreds of years.
    I am confident, or rather hopeful – as Birtukan herself would be – that many more heroes and great leaders will come to pass in our beloved Ethiopia.

  6. B Tadesse
    | #6

    Thank you Seattle, i wish i was there with you. Birtukan really deservs that

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