Zenawi Convicts 24 In Opposition Of Terrorism Plots

June 27th, 2012 Print Print Email Email

ADDIS ABABA — Twenty-four Ethiopians, including a leading opposition figure and a prominent journalist, faced life in prison Wednesday after a court found them guilty on charges of terrorism.

“Guilty as charged,” judge Endeshaw Adane said, referring to journalist Eskinder Nega, opposition member Andualem Arage and 22 others accused of links to US-based group Ginbot 7, considered a terrorist group under Ethiopian law, and other outlawed groups.

Under the anti-terrorism legislation, the defendants face the death sentence, but the prosecutor recommended life sentences for the 24, only eight of whom were present in court.
Both Eskinder and Andualem were found guilty of “participation in a terrorist organisation” and “planning, preparation, conspiracy, incitement and attempt of (a) terrorist act.”
Andualem was also found guilty of serving as a “leader or decision maker of a terrorist organisation.” Another less prominent opposition member was also among the group convicted Wednesday.

Endeshaw said Eskinder abused his freedom of speech and accused him of threatening national security.

“Freedom of speech can be limited when it used to undermine security and not used for the public interest,” he said.
Both Eskinder and Andualem are accused of using examples of Arab Spring uprisings in the media to promote anti-government protest in Ethiopia.

“There is no way other than democratic elections to attain power in the country, and what they said is clearly against the constitution,” Endeshaw said.

“By using the freedom of speech recognized in the constitution these criminals have been trying to destabilize the country… that is why the court should give a grave sentence,” the prosecutor said.

Five of the defendants, including Eskinder and Andualem, will reappear in court on July 13 to present their mitigating circumstances.

Rights group Amnesty International condemned the verdict, and said the men were found guilty on “trumped up” charges.
“This is a dark day for justice in Ethiopia, where freedom of expression is being systematically destroyed by a government targeting any dissenting voice,” Amnesty’s Africa researcher Claire Beston, said in a statement.

Amnesty said the convicted were prisoners of conscience and said “the verdict seemed to be a foregone conclusion.” The group called for the immediate release of the prisoners.

Andualem, who appeared in court in a suit and tie, tried to present his own mitigating circumstances to the judges.
“I have struggled for peaceful democracy, and I have never disrespected any individual and I didn’t commit a crime. My conscience is clear,” he said.

The judge promptly silenced him and said he was not following the court’s procedure.

Eskinder insisted he deserved to speak since he is facing a serious sentence.

“You have to stand for justice, you have to allow us to say what we want… you have no right to limit our freedom of speech,” he said to the judges.

The courtroom was filled with family members, journalists and diplomats, including US Ambassador Donald Booth.

የንዱአለም አራጌ የዛሬው የፍ/ቤት ውሎ የመጨረሻ ንግግር

ያሳለፍነው ግማሽ ምዕተ ዓመት የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ለሰብአዊ ክብሩና ዴሞክራሲያዊ መብቶች የታገለበት ዘመን ነው፡፡ ይሁን እንጂ የሰብአዊና ዴሞክራሲያዊ መብቶቹ ባለቤት ለመሆን እስካሁን አልታደለም፡፡ እኔም በተፈጠርኩበት በዚህ ዘመን ለራሴ፣ ለልጆቼና ለኢትዮጵያውያን ሁሉ ዴሞክራሲና ነፃነት እንደሚገባን በማመን አቅሜ በፈቀደው መጠን ታግያለሁ፡፡ ይኼን በማድረጌ በማንም ላይ በክፋት አልተነሳሁም፤ ይኼን በማድረጌ ህግ ጥሼ አላውቅም፤ ይኼን በማድረጌ በደሃዋ ሃገሬ ጥቅም ላይ አልተነሳሁም፤ ይሄን በማድረጌ ፈጣሪዬን፣ የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብም ሆነ ህሊናዬን የሚያሳዝን አንዳች ነገር ፈፅሜያለሁ ብዬ አላምንም፡፡ ፍፁም ሰላም ይሰማኛል፡፡ እኔን እዚህ ያቆመኝ የነፃነት ናፍቆት ነው፡፡ በኢትዮጵያ ፍርድ ቤቶችም ፍትህን ለምኜ ስነፈግ ይኼ የመጀርያዬ አይደለም፡፡ ከሳሾቼ እንድጠጣው የሚፈልጉትን የግፍ ፅዋ በፀጋ ከመጠጣት ውጪ ባልፈረፀምኩት ወንጀል ማቅለያ የመጠየቅን አማራጭ ህሊናዬ ስላልተወልኝ አዝናለሁ፡፡

  1. Muleta
    | #1

    The ethnical fascist and racist Meles Zenawi uses fabricated charges to punish and silence dissent. His draconian laws are meant to curb freedom of expression and keep the population in darkness. However, the end for the fascist and racist rule of Meles Zenawi is in sight.

  2. Andargachew
    | #2

    Journalists, politicians and others should know that they are not above the law. Everything is under the law. They cannot say the are journalists while they work with the likes of Ginbot-7 to over throw the government. Thanks ato Endashaw Adane!

  3. Selemon
    | #3

    If the unjust conviction of Eskendar and the other journalists on charges of terrorism is to stop people from fighting for their rights, Woyane is for a big surprise. More people will surely follow the lead of these heroic journalists.
    Remember, there were journalists, including Eskanar himself, before who were arrested, tortured and sentenced to lengthy terms by the agents of the minority regime. But that didn’t stop the others from continuing to struggle. Woyane never learns.
    A Lutta Continua!

  4. Anonymous
    | #4

    Am I surprised by this injustice? Of course not! Murderers and looters don’t care about justice! How can any sane person expect justice to come out of the most undisciplined corrupted criminal mafia TPLF court and professional looters that have been falsely accusing and sentencing to death hundreds of thousands innocent Ethiopians and robbing the country for the last 22 years?
    May the loving God bring the end of the Godless dictator Meles and the rest of his TPLF thugs and give justice to 87 million oppressed Ethiopians.

  5. ananymous
    | #5

    It’s quite sad but at same time jokative; when the main criminals, Meles and his boss Bereket, are having a time of their life nearly all Ethiopians are becoming victims of these evil mafia group. In the end though the ring leaders, Meles and his boss Mebrahtu G/hiwot will be captured and serve time in the same cell in Makelawi prison.

  6. zatiffa
    | #6

    All Ethiopians keep the faith,keep the fight.

    Zinawi and the system he built has been a cost on all Ehtiopians and continue to be so in everything.Sentencing journalist and politicians,men and women on fake terrorism charge is a violation of human fundamental right and is a brute force by its own nature to harm citizens.When a regime of this kind is about to crumble it does distructive activities just to buy time to stay in power and continue its repression.We shall continue to fight the enemy tooth and nail and retaliate Zinawi and his regime with victory.

  7. wereb
    | #7

    I am really sad even though the outcome is known. My question is how are we going to end this dictator Weyane from destroying our country and our people? The movement inside the country should be supported. We don’t need to wait to support them till they go to prison. There are a lot of brave men and women youngsters opposing and confronting Zenawi and his government. Let us get up and support the movement. I don’t know how many of us supporting the prisoners’ family; however please let us support their followers who are carrying Andualem’s and Eskinder’s struggle to remove Weyane.

  8. Nemo
    | #8

    The title should read “Ethiopian court convicts 24 in opposition of terrorism plots”. The reality is, it is not Meles who convicts them no matter what, it is the court. It is unfortunate that there are thousands who haven’t even appeared in court since Meles came to power.

  9. aha!
    | #9

    From the annecdote of the speech of Andualum Arage, I came to the realization that that he stands above his party’s agendaof either UDJP and the coalition/front of OPDF/EFDF/fdre with which it formed a front and more inclined to the national agenda, when he vouches for freedom, democratic rights and human rights. So I say to all opposition parties with ethnic agenda including the the teletafi (ethnic federalist) and the loyalist (ethnic federalist) opposition parties, now aligned as OPDF/EUDF/fdre to unite over common agenda to confront TPLF/eprdf in order to restore individual freedom, liberty and equality ahead of ethnic and secessionist rights, to restore nationalism, Ethiopian national interests, Sovereignity of Ethiopia with federated states of the original provinces, free market capitalism and/or mixed economy, and democracy, where democracy is a mechanism for a government of the people by the people and for the people under a democratic rule; but not ethnocratic rule of either the current minority or the impending majority ethnic rule. So, I say to all Ethiopians, using the statement of Andualem Arage as a reference point of a struggle for freedom, let us engage outside of ones party’s agenda in a non-violent uprising for freedom, liberty and equality of the individual ahead of ethnic and secessionist rights and/or equality of Killil Mengistat/Governments of ill defined boundries, a divide and rule policy, a prelude to secessionism and future boundry disputes towards one great Nation State called Ethiopia as a sovereign nation.

  10. Oda Tulu
    | #10

    Evil tyraant Zenawi is knocking at the door of hell to enter.

  11. muna
    | #11

    @ aha!
    do you enjoy listening to your self or you are one of those so called “useless intellectuals who believes writing mombo jambo comments with odd vocabulary will get you a notary on Ethiopian Website. What the hell has to do Andualem speech with your silly comment (…From the annecdote of the speech of Andualum Arage, I came to the realization that that he stands above his party’s agendaof either UDJP and the coalition/front of OPDF/EFDF/fdre with which it formed a front and more inclined to the national agenda?’. We are sick and tired of political analysis its do or diet time .


  12. aqqaw
    | #12

    Let’s face it, Meles, the little scum is on his death bed with his brain cancer eating away the life that is left in him day by day. Yet, even at this stage of his life, he gets pleasure to see people suffer. The devil will get what he deserves. Sooner or later, he will be no more and the desolation and misery he has caused will be no more. He has to confess his sin, however gruesome, and ask for God’s forgiveness or hell is waiting for the devil.

  13. Girum
    | #13

    I think now Meles is on the verge of both Absolute Arrogance Absolute Ignorance and Absolute Insanity. Now Meles and TPLF are like a mad dog and sadists that they will bite and infect every body on their way in order to fill void of their empty soul. They are such psychopathic personalities where they thrive or want to deny or cleanse their sin by demonizing and agonizing other innocent peoples.
    There is a concept or terminology called Emotional-Pollution like environmental pollution. When some one is emotionally unstable and polluted then it infects or disseminates the same state of emotional instability in its surroundings and then pollutes every thing around it not only peoples but also material things (in what is called substance-Abuse).So this psychopathic sick man is dumping down his all internal emotional instability and insanity to this poor innocent Ethiopian society. Here I want to assert that according to some clandestine sample statistics taken then Ethiopian society is gradually becoming mentally and emotionally unstable and ill because of this abusive Meles/Weyane Governance. The pathological liars Meles/TPLF are doing so many crazy things that are so disturbing for any sane human being.
    And the entire justice system is a direct or indirect reflection of the insanity of Meles/TPLF. For Meles/TPLF has made justice, that is of divine nature, such a mockery then one day they will rip what they saw and justice shall reciprocate for what they did to it.ፍርድና ፍትህ መለኮታዊ ባህሪ ያለው ነገር ጭምር ነው ስለዚህም በፍትህና በፍርድ ባለማወቅ እንጂ እያወቁ በዚህ አይነት ሁኔታ መቀለድና ግፍ መስራት በፈጣሪ ላይ የመቀለድ ያህል ነው፡፡የመለስ/ወያኔ የወራዳነታቸው አንዱ መገለጫ በፍርድ ቤቶች ስራ ላይ አሳፋሪና አሳዛኝ በሆነ ሁኔታ ጣልቃ እየገቡ የሚፈፅሙት አይን ያወጣ ህግ-ወጥ ስራና ግፍ ነው፡፡ነገር ግን መለስ/ወያኔ በእነሱ ቤት ያወቁ የተራቀቁ እየመሰላቸው በፍትህ ላይ መሳለቃቸው እነሱም አንድ ቀን በማይቀረው የፍትህና የፍርድ ሚዛን ላይ እንደ አንድ ተራ ግለሰብ እንደሚቀመጡና በተራቸው እንደሚመዘኑ ፈፅሞ ስለዘነጉት ነው፡፡ለነገሩ እነዚህ ሰዎች ስልጣን ላይ ከመውጣታቸው በፊት ቤተሰብ እንኳን በቅጡ አስተዳድረው የማያውቁ የበረሃ ሽፍቶችና በህገ-አራዊት የሚመሩ ስለሆነ ስለ ፍትህና ፍርድ ጥልቅ ትርጉም ፋይዳና ምንነት በቅጡ ላይገባቸውና ላይገለጥላቸው፡፡በእርግጥም ጥንቱንም ከበረሃ ሲመጡ ሀገር ለመዝረፍ ለማናከስ ለማዳከምና ለመበታተን እንጂ ሀገር ህዝብና ዜጋ በቅጡ ሊያስተዳድሩና ሊመሩ ጥንቱንም እንዳልመጡ የታወቀ ነገር ነው፡፡ቀበሮ መንኩሳ አመሏን አትረሳ እንደተባለው ሆነና ከምኒልክ ቤተ-መንግስት 21 ዓመት ቆይታም በኋላ ቢሆን ዛሬም ቢሆን እንደ አንድ ሃላፊነት እንደሚሰማው መንግስት ሳይሆን እንደ አንድ ተራ ወሮበላ ወንበዴ የሚስቡ ሰዎች ናቸው፡፡የራሳቸውን ህገ-አራዊትነት ለመሸፈን ሌላውን ህገ-ወጥ በማለትና የራሳቸውን ሃጢያት በሌሎች ላይ በመላከክ የህሊና ንፅህናና የመንፈስ ልእልና ለማግኘት የሚሹ ግብዞች ናቸው፡፡በምንም አይነት የማህበራዊ ሳይንስ የእምነት የሃይማኖት እይታ ቢመረመር ከበረኃ ነፍጥ አንስተው ሀገር አስገንጥለው የባህር በር አሳጥተው ሀገር በዘር እያናከሱ ከፍተኛ ትርምስ የፈጠሩና ሀገርን እየዘረፉና እያደኸዩ መሬት ለባእዳን በገፍ የሚሰጡ ወዘተ አይነት ብዙ ወንጀል እየሰሩ ያሉት መለስ/ወያኔ ሌሎችን እስክንድር ነጋን አንዱአለም አራጌን ወይንም ብርሃኑ ነጋን ወይንም አንዳርጋቸው ፅጌን በአሸባሪነት ወይንም በሀገር ክህደት ለመክሰስ ምንም አይነት የባህል የሃይማኖት የሞራልም ይሁን የህግ መሰረት የላቸውም፡፡
    ይሉሽን ባልሰማሽ ገበያም ባልወጣሽ እንዳለችው መለስ/ወያኔ በእርግጥ አፍ እንጂ አይነ ልቦናና ጆሮ ስለሌላቸው ለመስማት አይፈልጉም እንጂ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ምን ይለናል ብለው ለምን አይጠይቁምና አይረዱም፡፡መለስ/ወያኔ እራሳቸው ተናጋሪ እራሳቸው ሰሚ እራሳቸው ምስክር ሰጪ እረሳቸው ፈራጅ እራሳቸው ………
    ያዳቆነ ሰይጣን ሳያቀስ አይተውም እንዲሉ ይህ እበደታቸው በዚህ ከቀጠለ ደግሞ አቀብ ወደ ሰማይ አንጋጠው ፈጣሪንም ጭምር በስልጣናችን ገብተህብናልና አንተንም በአሸባሪነት እንከስሃለን እንፋረድሃለን እና ከመንበርህ ውረድልን ከማለት የሚቆጠቡ አይሆንም፡፡አለማውያን መንግስታት የመለኮታዊው መንገስት ግልባጭ ናቸውና የሚገዙትን ሀገርና ህዝብ በፍትህ ሚዛን በትክክል የመግዛትና የማስተዳር ሃላፊነት አለባቸው፡፡ስለዚህም ፍትህና ፍርድ መለኮታዊ አንደምታ ያለው ነገር ነው፡፡ለዚህም ነው ፍርድ ቤት ውስጥ ሙስሊሙ በቁርዓን ክርስቲያኑ በቅዱስ-መጽሀፍ እንዲምል ቅድሚያ የሚደረገው፡፡በፍትህና በፍርድ ጥላ ስር ልንፈረድ ስንቀመጥም ዝምድና ዘር ቀለም ሃይማኖት ሀብት ስልጣን እውቀት ወዘተ ምንም ቦታ ሳይኖራቸው ያለአድሎ ስለ እውነት እንድንፈርድ ግድ የሚለን፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም በዚህም በዚያም ብለው መለስ/ወያኔ ምኒልክ-ቤተመንግስት ሲገቡና የስልጣን እርካብ ላይ ፊጥ ሲሉና በስልጣናቸው የሚዘርፉትን የሚበቀሉትን ወዘተ ተገቢ ያልሆነ አስነዋሪ ጥቅምና ስራ ብቻ እያሰቡ እንጂ በሌላው አቅጣጫ ባለው እይታ ምን አይነት ከባድ ሃላፊነት ላይ እንደተቀመጡ ብዙም ያስተዋሉት አይመስለኝም፡፡ደርግን በሃይል አሸንፈው ስልጣን ላይ ስለወጡ ብቻ ኢትዮጵያንና የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ ያዩት ልክ ሃይ ባይ ባለቤት እንደሌለው ወይንም ልክ እንደ ምርኮኛና ግዞተኛ ነው፡፡For them the entire nation is a prize gift as their trophy.በፍርድ ቤቶች ውስጥም ጣልቃ እየገቡ የሚሰሩትም አስነዋሪ የኢ-ፍትሃዊነት ስራ ከዚህ የሚመነጭ ነው፡፡ስልጣኑና ሃይሉ እስካላቸው ድረስ መለስ/ወያኔ ልክ ደርግ እንደሚያደርገው ሁሉ ለሚያደርጉት ነገር ሃላፊነቱን ወስደው ተቃዋሚዎችን ሁሉ በስልጣኔ መጣችሁብኝ ብለው በቀጥታ ማሰርና መግደልም ጭምር ይችላሉ፡፡ደርግ በስልጣን ዘመኑ ያደረገው በፍርድ ቤቶች ስራ ጣልቃ ሳይገባና ወደ ፍርድ ቤትም ነገሩን ሳይወሰድ ይህንን ግልፅ ነገር ስለሆነ ያደረገው ሰውም ተጠንቅቆ ከተሰመረለት መስመር አይወጣም፡፡አንደኛውን ይህንን ግልፅ ነገር ማድረግ የተሻለ ነገር ነው፡፡ነገር ግን መለስ ዜናዊ 99.6 ህዝብ መረጠኝ እያሉ በህገ-መንግስትም ውስጥ ሃሳብን በነፃ የመግለፅና የመደራጀት መብት ደንግገው ሲያበቁ ዜጎች በተቀመጠው ህገ-መንግስታዊ መብት ተጠቅመው ስልጣናቸውን የሚጋፋ ነገር ሲሰሩ ግን አሸባሪ ብሎ ያልሆነ ስም ለጥፎና የውሸት ምስክር እያቀነባበሩ መወንጅልና ዜጎችን ማሰቃየት ግን ከወንጀል ሁሉ የከፋ ነው፡፡አንድን ሃይል ወይንም ሰው ልንፈረድበት የሚገባው በተቀመጠው ህግና በሰውየው ንቃተ-ህሊና ደረጃ ነው፡፡ደርግ በነፃ የመሰብሰብን የመደራጀትን የተለመደውን አይነት ዲሞክራሲያዊ መብት በህገ-መንግስቱ ውስጥ አስቀድሞም አልፈቀደምና በዚሁ መሰረት ነው ለስልጣኑ የሚቀናቀኑትን እርምጃ የወሰደባቸውና ሲያስተናግዳቸው የነበረው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም አንድ አገዛዝ ቅድሚያ ከማንም በላይ እራሱ ላወጣው ህግና ደንብ ዋና ተቀዳሚ አርአያ በመሆን እራሱ ቅድሚያ ሊያከብረውና ሊተገብረው ይገባል፡፡ነገር ግን መለስ/ወያኔ የህግ ትብታብ የሚያወጡትም ሆነ የህግና የህግ-መንግስትን ትርጉምና ፋይዳ የሚያዩት ወይንም የሚገለገሉበት ከራሳቸው የስልጣንና የዝርፊያ ፖሊሲ ጋር በተያያዘ ሌሎችን ለማጥቃትና ለመበቀል ሲፈልጉ ብቻ ነው፡፡አንድ አገዛዝ ወይንም መንግስት እራሱ ላወጣው ህግ ቅድሚያ እራሱ የማይገዛና ጭራሽም ተቀዳሚ ዋና ህገ-ወጥ ስራ የሚሰራ ከሆነ ይህ አገዛዝ ወይንም መንግስት እንደ መንግስት ለመታየት አይገባውም፡፡ ከዚህ በመነጨም መለስ/ወያኔ ህገ-መንግስት እያሉ እንደ ቁራ ሲጮኹ ሰይጣን ላመሉ ቅዱስ መፅሀፍ ይጠቅሳል ከመሆን የዘለለ ፋይዳ የለውም፡፡የመለስ/ወያኔ ትልቅ መሰሪነትና ብልጣብልጥነት ደግሞ ህገ-ወጥ ስራን የሚሰሩት ሁል ጊዜ ህጋዊ ሽፋን በመጠቀም መሆኑ ነው፡፡የአሸባሪነትንም ህግ ሲያወጡ ይህንን አይነት አስነዋሪ ስራ በዜጎቻቸው ላይ ለመፈፀም ሲሉ ነው፡፡በመሰረቱ አሸባሪነትና ይህንንም አሸባሪነት መዋጋት የሚባለው ነገር ሁለቱም እጅግ ውስብስብና አደገኛ የሆነ መልክና ይዘት እየያዙ የመጡ ነገሮች ናቸው፡፡አሸባሪነት የሚባለው በራሱ በጊዜ እና በቦታ የማይወሰን አንድ እራሱን የቻለ እረቂቅ መንፈስ ወደመሆን የተሸጋገረ ያለ ነገር ይመስላል፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም አሸባሪነትን መዋጋት የሚባለው አለም አቀፍ አካሄድ በራሱ ከራሱ ከአሸባሪነት የባሰ አደጋና ውስብሰብ ሁኔታዎችን እየፈጠረ ያለ ነገር ነው፡፡በዚህ የተነሳም እራሳቸው አሸባሪነትን እንዋጋለን የሚሉት መንግስታት በቀጥታም ሆነ በተዘዋዋሪ የለየላቸው አሸባሪነትን የሚፈፅሙ (State-Terrorism) በመሆን እየተሸጋገሩ እንደሆነ ብዙ አለም አቀፍ ምሁራን እየተናገሩ ነው፡፡እራሱ የመለስ/ወያኔ መንግስት በአዲስ አበባ የተለያዩ ቦታዎች ኦነግና ሻእብያ አፈነዱ ብሎ ህዝብን ለማወናበድና በዚህም ፕሮፖጋንዳ የተነሳ የራሱን የፖለቲካ ትርፍ ለማግኘት ሲል እራሱ ሆነኝ ብሎ በረቀቀና በተቀነባበረ መንገድ እንዳፈነዳ ዊክሊ ሊክስ የተባለው የመረጃ ምንጭ እንዳጋለጠ ይታወቃል፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም ስልጣን ላይ ያሉ መንግስታት ሊያጠቁት የሚፈልጉትን ሀገር ወይንም አንድ ሃይል ለማጥቃት ወይንም ለማስጠላት ሲሉና እና ይህንንም በህዝባቸው ዘንድ ቅቡልነት እና ተአማኒነት እንዲኖረው ለማድረግ ሲባል አንድ የሆነ (scape•goat•ed casus belli ) መፍጠር የተለመደና እየተበላበት የመጣ የአደባባይ ሚሰጥር እየሆነ ነው፡፡ታሪክንም በቅጡ ላገላበጠ ሰው አሁን እየተዋራ ካለው አሸባሪነት በሚል ከሚጠራ ስያሜ አስቀድሞም ቢሆን ሀገራትና መንግስታት አንዱ ሌላውን ባለንጣ ለማጥቃት እንዲመቻቸው መነሻ ምክንያት ወይንም ሰበብ ለመፍጠር ሲሉ ትንኮሳ ወይንም ሌላ የረቀቀና የተቀናበረ ዘዴ በመፍጠር ባላንጣቸውን በመወንጀል ሰለባ ለማድረግ እንደቻሉና እንደሞከሩ እንረዳለን፡፡እሩቅ ሳንሄድም መለስ/ወያኔ በሃውዚን ህዝብ ላይ ለደረሰው የደርግ ጭፍጨፋ የራሳቸው እጅ ጭምር እንዳለበት ነው የሚወራው፡፡ይህንንም ሴራ ያሴሩት የትግራይን ህዝብ በደርግ ላይ ለማነሳሳት ሲሉ ነው፡፡በሊቢያ በሶሪያ ነፍጥ ያነገቱ ሰርጎ ገቦች በተቃዋሚነት ሽፋን ህዝቡን እየገደሉ በተቃራኒው ግን ጋዳፊና ባሽር አልአሳድ በሚቃወማቸው ህዝባቸው ላይ ይህንን አደረጉ አስብሎ በዚህ የዓለምን ህዝብ በፕሮፖጋንዳ ለማሳሳትና ተከታይ የሆነ የጣልቃ ገብነት እርምጃ ለመውሰድ እንዲመች የሚደረግ መሰሪ ስራም እንዳለ ይታወቃል፡፡
    ከዚህ በመነጨም የራስን ፍላጎት ለማሳካት ከሚደርግ የጋራ ህብረትና እርምጃ ባለፈ ዛሬ አሸባሪነት ለሚለው ፅንሰ ሃሳብ ያን ያህል አለም አቀፍ የሚያግባባ ትርጉም የለም፡፡ብዙዎቹ መንግስታትም እርስ በርስ በዚህ የአሸባሪነት ቅኔው ላይ በዲፕሎማሲያዊ አካሄድ ግን ይግባባሉ፡፡በአሁኑ ዘመን ትልቁ ስራ እየተሰራ ያለው የሰዎችን አእምሮ በተሳሳተ እይታ ማደንዘዝና መቆጣጠር ነው፡፡ይህ ሲሆን ደግሞ ሰዎች እውነትን ከሃሰት አግባብ የሆነውን አግባብ ካልሆነ የሚለዩበትን የተረጋጋ የአእእምሮና የስሜት ሚዛናቸውን ጭምር በሂደት እንዲስቱና እንዲያጡ ማድረግ ነው፡፡ይህ ሲሆን ደግሞ ጦርነት ሰላም እንደሆነ ወረራ ዲሞክራሲና ነፃ ማውጣት እንደሆነ ኢሰብዓዊ ስራ ሰብዓዊ እንደሆነ ጥላቻ ፍቅር እንሆነ ሰዎች ሲነክሱን የሳሙን እንደሆነ አድርገን እንድንቀበል ይሆናል ማለት ነው፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም መስመሩንና ይዘቱን እየለቀቀ የመጣው የአሸባሪነት ጉዳይም ከዚህ ትልቅ አጀንዳ ጋር የተያያዘ ነው፡፡የአሸባሪነት ትርጉም ይህ ከሆነማ እራሳቸው እነ መለስ/ወያኔ በሽምቅ ውጊያ ወቅት ደርግን ሲታገሉ በነበረበት ወቅት አሸባሪ ነበሩ ማለት ነው፡፡ጅብ የማያውቁት ሰዎች ሀገር ሄዶ ቁርበት አንጥፉልኝ አለ ከሚባለው እጅግ በዘለለ እኛው የምናውቃቸው እነ መለስ/ወያኔ እራሳቸው ሌላውን ንፁህ ኢትዮጵያዊ አሸባሪ ሲሉ ለሰሚው ግራ ነው በራሱ፡፡
    መለስ ጥቂት የወያኔ ተከታዮቻቸው ከጥንቱም ቢሆን በትግራይ ነፃ አውጪነት ሽፋን ይዘውት የተነሱት ፀረ-ኢትዮጵያ ፀረ-ኢትዮጵራነትና ፀረ-ኢትዮጵያውያን የሆነ ኢትዮጵያን የማቁሰል የማዳከምና የማፈራረስ አጀንዳ ያነገበው የባእዳን ቅጥረኝነት ስራ በፈጠረባቸው የስብእና ቀውስ የተነሳ ጅራፍ እራሱ ገርፎ እራሱ ይጮሃል አይነት የራሳቸውን ውስጣዊ የክህደት ቆሻሻና ሃጢያት ወደ ምስኪኑ ንፁህ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ አሸባሪ የሻእብያ ተላላኪ የሀገር ክህደት ወዘተ እያሉ ለመላከክና ለማራገፍ ዘወትር የውስጥ የህሊና ትግል እንዳደረጉ መረዳት ጥሩ ነው፡፡በእነ አንዱአለም አራጌና እስክንድር ነጋ ላይም እየደረሰ ያለው አሳፈሪና አሳዛኝ ውንጀላ ከዚህ በመነጨ ነው፡፡
    መለስና ወያኔ 99.6 ፐርሰንት የህዝብ ድጋፍ ያገኙበትና የያዙት ስልጣን ይገባናል ብለው የሚያምኑ ከሆነ የእነ አንዱአለም አራጌና የእነ እስክንድር ነጋ ሰላማዊ ትግልና ፕሮፖጋንዳ ለምን ሊያሸብራቸው ቻለ?የአሸባሪነት ትርጉም ይህ ከሆነማ አበበ ገላውም መለስን አሜሪካ የቡድን ስምንት ስብሰባ ላይ ድንገት ስላስደነገጣቸው አሸባሪ ተብሎ መከሰስ ነበረበት ማለት ነው፡፡ብቻ ከእነ አንዱአለም አራጌ እስክንድረ ነጋ ጋርና ሌሎችም ጋር በተያያዘ ይህ የመለስ አሸባሪነት የሚለውን በተሳሳተ ትርጉምና አጠቃቀም የማራመድ አካሄድ እራሳቸው መለስ የአሜሪካ የፀረ-ሽብር አጋር ነኝ ብለው እየተንቀሳቀሱበት ካለው ነገር ጋርና ከራሱ አለም አቀፍ የአሸባሪነት እንቅስቃሴ ጋር በተያያዘ አሳ ጎርጓሪ ዘንዶ ያወጣል አይነት ሆኖ ሌላ ጉድ እንዳያመጣ መጠንቁ የሚበጅ ነገር ነው፡፡ምክንያቱም ንፁሃን ዜጎች በአሸባሪነት ሽፋን ይህንን አሸባሪነትን እንዋጋለን በሚሉ መንግስታት እየተፈፀመ ባለ መንግስታዊ ሽብርተኝነት(State-Terrorism) የተነሳ ሰብዓዊ መብታቸው እየተገፈፈና እየተዋረዱ የሚሰቃዩ ከሆነ በአለም ላይ አሸባሪነት እየተባለ በእነ አሜሪካና ምእራባውያን መንግስታት የሚራገበውን የአሸባሪነት ጉዳይ እንደገና አደብ ገዝቶ ቆም ብሎ በአንክሮ ወደ ውስጥ የሚጠይቅበት የሚመመረምርበትና የሚመዝንበት ሁኔታ ውስጥ እንዲገባ ነው የሚሆነው፡፡እነ መለስ/ወያኔም አሸባሪነትን እንዋጋለን እያሉ በቀጥታም ሆነ በተዘዋዋሪ እራሳቸው በህዝብና በዜጋ ላይ መንግስታዊ ሽብርተኝነት(State-Terrorism) እየፈፀሙ እንደሆነ መታወቅ አለበት፡፡ከዚህ በመነጨም ሁኔታዎች በዚህ ከቀጠሉም የአሸባሪነት ጉዳይ ሃላፊነት የጎደላቸው መንግስታት የገዛ ህዝባቸውን እረግጠው ለመግዛት እንዲችሉና የሚፈልጉትንም ነገር ሁሉ ለማድረግ ከህዝባቸው ድጋፍ አግኝተው ህጋዊ ሽፋን ለማግኘት ሲሉ የሚበላህ አውሬ እየመጣ ነው ስለዚህም ከዚህ አውሬ የማድንህ እኔ ነኝና የምልህን ነገር ሁሉ ስማ አድርግ እያሉ የገዛ ህዝባቸውን መልሰው የሚያፍኑበት ዘመናዊ የመጨቆኛ መሳሪያ እንዳይሆን ያሰጋል፡፡በስተመጨረሻ ለአንዱአለም አራጌና ለመሰል የህሊና እስረኞች እግዚአብሄር ብርታትንና መፅናናትን ይስጥልን፡፡የተፈረደባቸውም የእድሜ ልክ እስራት ተግባራዊ አይሆንም ምክንያቱም የመለስ አገዛዝ መውደቂያ ቀርብ ጊዜ ነውና፡፡ስለዚህም የቀረውን የእድሜ ልክ የእስራት ዘመን በሚመለከትም ምናልባት መለስና መሰሎቻቸው በሰሩት ወንጀል የተነሳ እነሱም ከዚህ በትእቢት ከሚንበጣረሩበት የስልጣን ወንበራቸው ወርደው እንደማንኛውም ተራ ዜጋ ተቆጥረውና በእውነተኛው የፍትህ ሚዛን ጥላ ስር ወድቀው በእነ አንዱአለም አራጌ ቦታ ተተክተው ፍርዱ እነሱ ላይ በቅርቡ ተግበራዊ ይሆናል፡፡
    ነፃነት ክብርና ድል ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ!!
    እግዚአብሄር ኢትዮጵያን ይባርክ!!!

  14. aha!
    | #14

    Every body in the upper eschelon of prodemocracy movement understand what I am basing my argument upon in substantiating my support for the leadership quality of Andualalem Arage of UDJP and member of the coalition/front with ethnic agenda as its basic platform, in which UDJP as the name implies stands for democracy, justice and perhaps human rights included as a common denominator to all factions and or parties.I acknowleged from his speech his struggle seeking democracy,freedom and human rights by standing firm on those commitments to their ultimatum. That was the leadership quality and determination I was pointing out and supporting. I do not understand what you do not understand about that and calling on you and all other Ethiopians to rally around that kind of leadership in a non-violent uprising to freedom for the silent majority of Ethiopians by dismantling ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism, which the hall mark of TPLF/eprdf regime and supporting parties, which allows to derive and anti-terrorist laws from its existing constituion and unlawfully puts people in prison and have them languish and tortured in prison and asks them to seek pardon and the Diaspora rythemically rallies for their release. That cycle must end by non-violent uprising to freedom following the lead of Andu Alem Arage, not his party of “no change but durable democracy”.

    You should have been better off coming up with your own point of view about the leadership I commented on to counter my point of view, representing those who are seek and tired of logical presentation as a problem solving formula to get rid og ethnocratic rule and totaliarinism to a free maket capitalism and/or mixed economy than the current political and economic model followed by ex-liberation fronts spear headed by TPLF and serving as a cover up for the TPLF agenda.

  15. Tekle
    | #15

    I am back. I highly suggest to you all not to make a big deal out of this. We have all qualified judges on bench to pass the right and fair judgment on this case. The most important matter is they were all found guilty. Now the next question is what to do with them. In my opinion and expectations, they will be given a few years prison time (10-25 years). They are all eligible for parole if they behave properly abiding by the covenants of the prison code. So this will not be the end for them. They will still have the chance to come out and become productive citizens. The other thing we all can do for these poor souls is what I noticed back home during my most recent trip (This month). Our dear Prime Minister has successfully and effectively brought back that old time system of courtesy. It is what all know as ‘Dej Tinaat’. We need to set up an ad-hoc committee of ‘Dej Tegneewoch’ who will be assigned the task of pleading for mercy with the office of our Prime Minister. This is one of our golden traditions we should put to good and valuable use. So what do you say folks? Let’s do it!!!
    The other thing I observed is the dramatic change in the people’s physical appearance back home. The majority of Addis residents are either obese or becoming one. The same goes in the country except in Tigray. My people of Tigray are very athletic by nature and we have no problem controlling our weight. I am not kidding you. In Nazret in particular, majority of the residents are becoming overweight and simply fat especially the youth. Diabetes and hypertension are on the rise and I am afraid it will become an epidemic sooner or later. Citizens are just eating too much over there and doing nothing or very little to burn their calorie intakes.
    The last and another obvious scene no one can miss is all the construction that is going on all over the country. Simply put: The entire country is being turning upside down and about time. I almost missed my beautiful house. Train tracks, 4-lane all asphalt roads, factories and other public infrastructures are being laid down all over. The unemployment rate is still high in Addis and Oromia states. In Tigray the employment rate is almost 100 percent and more than 60 percent of the working people are self-employed. We don’t sit around.

    And don’t even try to gang up on me as you have done before. You 9th and U Streets loafers!!!!!

  16. Konjit Kassa
    | #16

    What a shameless act. When is TPLF going to learn that its
    days are numbered. Now even some congress men and the State
    department began to condemn Woyane’s disregard to the rule
    of law.I honestly believe TPLF is blindly speeding up digging
    its own grave. That is good news to all Ethiopians indeed.

  17. Anonymous
    | #17

    What a mockery of justice. Expecting fair judgment and justice from a merciless brutal dictator and TPLF thugs is like trying to squeeze blood to come out from turnip. The most hateful tyrant in the world was trained and groomed by his cousin Issayas to muzzle, hate and kill Ethiopians by every means of necessary and every chance he gets. The hate filled and the gravely ill dictator DOES NOT KNOW JUSTICE and has no plan to let go free the same Ethiopians he has charged and locked up with unfounded charges. May the loving God who hears the cries and the agonies of dictator Meles’s victims, take the brutal, the coldblooded and the heartless tyrant at a New York minute and throw him in Hell for eternity and give the justice they deserve. Amen!

  18. Sam
    | #18

    For a second I do not doubt what the outcome of the court decision would be. The day they were accused of terrorism was the day they were found gulity. The court procedure is a political consumption at least for foreign diplomats who reside in Addis. The judge said “there is no way other than democratic elections to attain power in the country.” Had there been democratic elections the judge would have known occured in Ethiopia? If he were really a judge rather than a cadre, he might have difficulty answering in the affirmative. After the 2005 election, Ethiopia is rapidly becoming a police state. To say that supporting the Arab uprisings and wishing Ethiopians would do the same is a terrorist act is an idea which makes sense for the Ethiopian government and its cadres, with titles of prosecutors and judges. To any other person with an iota of common sense it does not make sense. Today it is Eskinder and the other 23, in the future anybody who dares to wish democracy to Ethiopia. the concep[t of having a democratic government in Ethiopia seems very bleak now, and I hope it would not be for long.

  19. Ahadu
    | #19

    There is no single justice as such since woyanne come to power ,the reality is woyannes judiciary is a jungle if not worse and the judges are all from civil service like all its structure and the life support machine of these jungle illitrates are the west unless other wise the gamg would have been long history ,which will happen in the near future as the life support machine could not save Mubarak and Ben Ali.

  20. Brave
    | #20

    Egna Endenante be tyit anreshnm be hgawi frdbet frd endiyagegnu enadergalen bahriyachn ke derg ena buchlochu fitsum slemiley. “WUSHAW YCHOHAL GMELU YHEDAL”. Ki ki ki ka

  21. Zerayakob Yared
    | #21

    ወልደየሱስ እንዳለው: “”There is a saying “ቀን የሰጠዉ ቅል ድንጋይ ይሰብራል”. “”

    There is also a proverb in TIGRIGNA: “ከመይ ሓዲርኩም ? ኢንጣጢዕ ንዘርእ ኣሎና!”

    በስር መሰረቱ እዚህ ደረጃ ላይ መነታረክ አልሻም:: ግን የግዴታ አንዳንድ ጊዜ ለተወሰኑ ወገኖች በአሁኑ ስዓታት ላይ የኮሎኒያል ጣልያን ወራሪ ሃይል መረብ ወንዝ ላይ እንደሌለ ለማስታወስ እገደዳለሁኝ!!

    ኢትዮጵያ ነፃነትዋን እንደተጎናፀፈች ለዘላለም ትኑር! አሜን!

  22. unkown
    | #22

    Shame to wyeanes and supporters. How would you be dear with criminals? God will punish the liers.

  23. fikir
    | #23

    ሞት ለወኔ

  24. aha!
    | #24

    To my understanding of the nature of the TPLF/eprdf regime and its mirror image party, thanks to internet media, is that the question about the judiciary proceedings does not have to do with the intelligence of the judges nor their education, it all boils down to the frame work of the constitution as the main operating system from which it derives laws such as anti-terroist laws to circumvent dissidents in a government where the constitution has not set for a balance of of power among the Exetive, Judiciary and paliamentary branches of the government, to have a fair trial, and fair and free elections.

    The other fallacy is that the government is established under the constituiton with ethnic and secessionist politics and /or policies and carry over of totalirianism from the Derg regime, and the alignment of parties along ethnic lines with ethnic agenda rather than national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians, the last item of which refers to individual freedom, liberty and equality ahead of ethnic and secessionist rights, whereby if the individual rights arespected ethnic rights follow through, except for secessionist rights. Thus, those opposition parties aligned along ethnic lines tend to implicitely support ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism, which are a divide and rule policy, with ill defined boundries of the seven of the nine and/or 80 ethnic groups, and to taliarinism hindering free maket capitalism and democracy to the silent majority of Ethiopians, different those parties with the national agenda stipulated above along with strategies in a non-violent uprising to freedom.

    Since the TPLF/eprdf regime spearheaded by TPLF and supported by eprdf, the teletafi (ethnic federalist) parties serving as a cover for TPLF Politbuerro of ex-liberation fronts have the constution in their favor to derive laws and the executive branch has full control of the outcome of the proceedings, the Judiciary and the legislative branches have no independent decision making power of their own, but to make laws and adjucate laws as well as renege press and individual freedom stipulated in the constitution. Therfore, it is indefensible for those of us who defend the TPLF/eprdf regime, nor those of us who aspire for the current regime to abandon its strategies to stay in power by going the route through a judiciary proceedings, rather whole scale massacre by the Derg of its political opponents, as well commiting humanitarian violations is like expecting a leopard to change its skin, while the real course of action is for all parties and/or factions in the armed struggle is coalesce arond the national agenda along strategies to achieve those goals to dismantle ethnic federalism, secessionism and to taliarinism, the reasons for which have been stated several times in the past through a joint agreement of the party leaders in a national convention, where there is a co-rdination of all parties from their vantage point to achies the common goals with common strategies to achieve those goals.

  25. አባ ጦቢይ
    | #25

    መለስ ዜናዊ የመሰረተው ኢሕአድግ መለስ ዜናዊ ነው. መለስ ዜናዊ ደግሞ ሕወአት ነው. ሕወአት ደግሞ ነጻ አውጪ ነው. ሕወአት ነጻ የሚያወጣው ትግራይን ሲሆን ነጻ የሚወጣው ደግሞ ከኢትዮጵያ ነው. ሆኖም ሕወአት ባሁኑ ሰዓት ኢትዮጵያን በሱ መንገድ ሸላልቶ, ድርሻውንም ይዞ, ለሸለታቸው የመገንጠል መብት አጎናጽፎ እያስተዳደረ ነው.

    ከላይ የተጻፈው እንቆቅልሽ ቢሆን የሚፈታ ሰው አለ?

    *ዕንቆቅልሹን የፈታ መለስ አዲስ አበባ ቁጭ ብሎ የሚሰራውን ሥራ ይረዳል,

  26. Zerayakob Yared
    | #26

    1/3ኛው ኢትዮጵያ ማለት የምድሪቱ ቆዳ ስፋት ሲሆን, 2/3ኛው ደግሞ እምነ-ፅዮን, ግዕዝ ፊደል እና የያሬድ ዜማ ናቸው:: የተወሰነውን የቆዳ ስፋት አካል የያዘውንና 2/3ኛውን ማንነት(IDENTITY) አበርካች-ባለቤት የሆነውን አካል ከምን እንዲገነጠል ነው የምትለው? መባል ያለበት, ደስ ካላለው የማይጥመውን ያስወግዳል ነው!! ለምሳሌ ራቢጣዎቹን ለምን ያህል ጊዜ እንደሆነ ባይታወቅም, ግን ለቅጣት ያህል እንዳገለላቸው:: ከዚህ ቅጣት የተነሳ ነው ድሮ ከአዲስ አበባ ወደ ካናዳ ለመሄድ ይከፍሉት የነበረውን ጉቦ, አሁን ከአቆርዳት ወደ ሽባልባ ለመሻገር የሚከፍሉት ያሉት!! ጓደኛህ ሲታማ ለኔ ብለህ ስማ እንዲሉት ነውና, እንደዚህ አይነት የመገለል ቅጣት እንዳይደርስብህ “አባ ጦቢያ” የምትለውን እያስተዋልክ ሰንዝር! ለምዕራቡ ዓለም ስልጣኔ ግሪክ እና ሮማ ያበረከቱትን ያህል ለኢትዮጵያው ህዝበ አዳም ስልጣኔ ይሓ እና አክሱም አበርክተዋል:: Be happy and thankful for that! ማለትም, ከዘወትር ለቅሶ በፊት አለቴ ነው!!!!!!! ስለ ሌላ ጉዳይህ ግን ያው ከማሌሊቶቹ ጋራ ልትነታረክ መብትህ ነው::

  27. aha!
    | #27

    አባይ ቶቢይ! has a grasp of the nature and agenda of TPLF, which has been acknowleged by others with foresight with respect to disintegration of Ethiopia as the major concern, and govern Ethiopia with ex-liberation fronts in liu of oppression of nations and nationalities by the prvious regimes is adding insult to an injury to the silent majority of Ethiopians, directly supported by teletafi (ethnic federalist) and implicetely supported by the loyalist (ethnic federalist) parties as well as ethnic secessionist factions for their endowment of the right to secede upto self determination, both of which are inscribed in the constitution is further addition of an insult to an injury. Further more to set a government of ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinsm as policies and/or ideologies in the constitution and not having a balanced system of government with independent branches of the government does not allow for fair and free election and fair judiciary proceedings and drafting legislatures as well. So, I say to the teletafi and loyalist opposition parties which has formed a coalition/front with UDJP to coalsce around the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians inorder to save Ethiopia from disintegration and free Ethiopians autoritarian and ethnic rule of either the minority and/or majority ethnic rule to a democratic rule/democracy, a rule by the people of the people and for the people by dismantling ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism. Let us us not plead for justice, nor plea for equality of the killil mangistat/governments, nor plea for political space, as if political space is a quantitative event from TPLF/eprdf regime, all of which have nothing to do with bringing about individual freedom, liberty and equality ahead of ethnic and secessionist rights to establish people-oriented, democratic rather ethnic-oriented government, exploited and subjected to political and economic strangle hold by TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises in addition to the direct and indirect support it receives from the teletafi and loyalist opposition parties, security and federal polic forces, etc.

  28. Adebabay
    | #28

    If asked in private dinner the U.S deplomats will not deny that the chief terror in Ethiopia is Melese and his TPLF.It is not just the travesty of justice its miscarriage ,and its orcastration behind the scene by Melese that is taking place in Ethiopia,Melese is also bulldozering Waldeba because the area where the Monastry is seated is rich in in precious stone.Our silence is giving this regime life span.I can not say every thing in here,but I know this, for sure the Ethiopian subjective condition has been ripe for a good while now.
    However,the objective conditons is a little far behind.We see to many armed factions all aiming at weyane,but not a united national liberation army.As a result,the mushrooming of these with out aiming a national agenda will likely be problematic for the future.Beisde what ever we do we must fight our fight on our own with our resources and manpower.

    I suggest Ethiopian at home need urgently to put representative politcal leaders that will eventually arrrange for the establishment of a multi national army. I really urge the home crowd to envision this need put such leadership in place. Then approach the diaopora for financial and materrial help.I believe if Ethiopians who reside in side the country respond to the chalenges of the time bu putting such leadership in place diaspora will respond beyond our expectaions not just material and monatery support but trained man power.We have a choice either to liberate ourselves with minimum sacrifice or to live under bondage and slavery uner weyane.I perefer to die fighting than to submit to forced slavery.I prefer to stand up for may faith than to be told get out of the house of GOD ,it belongs to TPLF to do what it wants to.

  29. aha!
    | #29

    Adebabay! has touched a cord, when says” We see too many armed factions all aiming at woyane, but not a united national army. ….without aiming at a national agenda”, fighting from within Ethiopia rather from outsde Ethiopia, as was the case for TPLF and EPLF and simultaneously mobilise the the silent majority of Ethiopians through a non-violent uprising to freedom by the parties and factions united over the national agenda for unity, territorial integrity sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians and strategies to achieve those goals. Protesting for justice and democracy is like barking at the wrong tree, the aim has to be ratifying the constitution free of ethnic and secessionist politics and/or policies, replacing totaliarinism/State capitalism with free market capitalism and/or mixed economy to restore individual freedom and resort to the original provinces of assorted ethnic groups as federated states including Ertitrean province should they free theselves from Dictatorship. I believe this is a logical approach to follow to restore Ethiopian Nationalism, Ethiopian National Interests under one flag, one nation and one Official Language and religion, where other languages and cultures will continue to develop in the each localities and with religeous freedom, where the country belongs to all and one religion in which ethnicity belongs to the individual, and individual right supecedes both. This calls for reflective thinking about one own attitude to think of Ethiopiawinet first and ethnicity second, Ethiopian national interests first instead of self-interest and standing for the national agenda instead of ethnic agenda to dismantle ethnic federalism, secessionism and totaliarinism along with TPLF/eprdf regime and its mirror images.

  30. Dawi
    | #30

    As Democracy is good by its own merit as pointed out by Meles himself, the Dictatorship is expected to leap frog the repression of “china model” in some things like the Justice system but, what we see today is actually copying the model’s draconian style verbatim. IMO, with some give & take negotiations with oppostion things can be done better.

    We already know the Chinese people do not expect to get justice from the courts. Courts are directed by local top cadres. It is sad but if you want to get out of trouble you negotiate your way out if at all possible. That is the norm in China.

    So it has nothing to do with “psychopathic personalities” of Meles and associated but the blue print of the “China Model” they folow.

    That is why China’s ranking is “7” for political rights according to Freedom house; the organization’s lowest rating and the same as that of North Korea. China ranks “6,” for civil liberties, the same as Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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