Visa Processing Delays – Ad Hoc Coordinating Committee

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Kinijit Leader’s U.S. arrival on August, 29 delayed to allow more time for Visa Processing (more…)

Kinijit Leader’s U.S. arrival on August, 29 delayed to allow more time for Visa Processing


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Kinijit
Ad Hoc Coordinating Committee for
Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD)
Leadership Delegation Visit to the United States
For Immediate Release
August 24, 2007
Kinijit

Kinijit Leader’s U.S. Arrival on August, 29 Delayed to Allow More Time For Visa Processing

For Immediate Release
August 24, 2007

The Ad Hoc Coordinating Committee has learned that the Kinijit leaders have not yet received entry visas to enter the U.S. As a result, the August 29 expected date of arrival is likely to be postponed to give the leaders more time to secure visas. The leaders have completed all of the requirements and submitted their visa applications, and we are informed that the U.S. Embassy is awaiting clearance from the Department of State. The Committee expects that the consular office will process the visa applications within a reasonable time.

The Leadership Delegation to the U.S. will include Ato Hailu Shawul, Chairman of CUD, W/T Birtukan Midekssa, Vice Chair, Dr. Berhanu Nega, Addis Ababa Mayor-Elect and members Dr. Hailu Araya (Spokesperson), Ato Brook Kebede and Ato Gizachew Shiferaw.

The Leadership Delegation has expressed its readiness to come to the U.S. and interact with the larger Ethiopian community and Kinijit support group members.
The Committee will proceed to perform its duties consistent with the action taken by the CUDP Council. The Committee will continue to plan in anticipation of the arrival of the Leadership.

Updates will be provided to the public once the Committee receives information on the visa processing actions from the consular office.

Ato Tamagne Beyene
Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam
Dr. Solomon Alemu

  1. Zena
    | #1

    Dear Tamagne,

    Does this mean that the arrival of the recently released Kinijit leaders to the US and European soils was made public without first securing the multiple travel requirements, including visas from the US and European visa departments? How is it possible on earth, my dear Tamagne?

    In any case, thank you so much for your hard work and contributions to the efforts in the making.

    Yours sincerely,

    Zena

  2. | #2

    Why should it take so long?We are talking about the main opposition and democraticaly elected leaders.Even the terrorist Zenawi doesn,t take him that long.

  3. | #3

    Once the millenium party is over the PM must put these criminals back to jail.

  4. | #4

    I think in the opening of the third millenium Axum should be declared the capital of Ethiopia.
    Ithink it’s time,what do you think?

  5. balager_00
    | #5

    it doesnt matter wheather our beloved leaders could come on the 29th or any time.i am 100% sure that our leaders could met with ethiopians ppl in diaspora one day.God bless our leaders.

  6. | #6

    woregna hulu!

  7. | #7

    Idon’t understand why we Ethiopians’ talk about our past great history?ofcourse it was!

  8. | #8

    This is shame for the US government to delay systematically the VISA procedure for the popular Kinjit leaders. And it shows me that the Stand of the US government is always against the wish of the Ethiopian people. This action must be strongly opposed by the Ethiopian community in the US and exposed to the peace loving US citizens.

  9. aster
    | #9

    shame shame shame on yamamoto , it shows that us gov and woyane r working together , soon or later we’ll see our beloved leader here

    KINIJIT IS SPIRIT , GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA AND OUR LEADERS

  10. Gembero
    | #10

    Patience is virtue! “Yerega wotet kibe yiwotawal,
    lelaw gin yishefital. Rega belu ibaqachihu, Geta yibarqachihu.”

  11. Tigiste
    | #11

    It sounds like we just can’t wait to see the Kinijit leaders here in US. Well, they will come soon or later. The more time we get the better organization we will have to welcome them in every Kinijit chapter.

  12. Yacob
    | #12

    I am worried about their safety while traviling
    on the plain all of them together.They may need to take precaution about ther well being.
    Let us learn the past African leaders whom have been killed while flying.

  13. MA
    | #13

    Hey Ethiopia, please do not call the Kinigit Ethiopian leaders. Try to speak for yourself, I am Ethiopian also and I do not concider them my leader. I do not know them yet, from what I see they even do not have peace with in their group. They are confused people; instead they go to work for us in parlament they went to jail and waisted time. They are two years behind. On top of that they are old people with old ideas. We need young men and woman with new ideas.

    MA

  14. Man Yarda Yekebere
    | #14

    I was really struck dumb when I heard Kinijt leaders are leaving for USA and Europe to address the Diaspora, before properly addressing supporters and resident of Ethiopian who shade their blood for “the cause”.

    Shame on you Kinjit leaders or what eve your name may be! The martyr’s blood shall always cry on your hand. Stay assured, you let this people die in vain and left their blood spilt for nothing, when you give priority to the Diaspora. Shame on you!

    Since you are not accountable and responsible to your constituency you are not worth the USA Government immediate service, you shall be cross-examined and rechecked to be certain that you are not going to defect and incite any more violence when you feel you can play it safe on your side.

    No more unaccountable blood shades no foul crying on poor Ethiopians blood.

  15. adm
    | #15

    Man Yarda Yekebere,
    U are shit head.

  16. nahome
    | #16

    Shame on you Kinjit leaders or what eve your name may be! The martyr’s blood shall always cry on your hand. Stay assured, you let this people die in vain and left their blood spilt for nothing, when you give priority to the Diaspora. Shame on you!

    Since you are not accountable and responsible to your constituency you are not worth the USA Government immediate service, you shall be cross-examined and rechecked to be certain that you are not going to defect and incite any more violence when you feel you can play it safe on your side.

  17. | #17

    I want to send u all human assults for both man yarda and MA, but I cant, couse it+’s not ethical, any way MA, u can appriciat u’r Lidetu and his followers, Man yardah, u can’t understand one thing or let me ask u one Q, is it possible to make public meeting or such kind of things in current time in ethiopia, no it’s nos alloud to do so, we now that it’s bloody Woyane’s propoganda, go to hell to separet the devils not lovely Ethiopians

  18. Yeshitila Negash
    | #18

    Ambassador Immru has told me personally that this rejection is only a cover. All the leaders except Hailu Shawool will eventually be cleared to come here as official delegates and guests of the American government.

  19. | #19

    Mr. Yamamato,

    If you were aware of your ancestors suffering during the 2nd ww in USA -all yellow ppl were kept in open field cocentratin camps as they all branded as possible traitors- you would have changed your attitude to the Ethiopian ppl suffering. But you are a soulless z-rate diplomat who came to serve “the savage by the savage” policy of State dep’t.
    Otherwise there shouldn’t be any reason to process the visa request of leaders of a nation of more 70 million this long.
    As I have said you are an errand boy put in place to serve the friendly tyrant look after his needs.

  20. | #20

    ma

    I don’t think you’re Ethiopian.I think you are a professinal refugee.That zenawi and his gang issued you an Ethiopian passport does not turn every Eritrean criminal Ethiopian. Pls go to Asmara speak for the voiceless and do something worth once in your life time.

  21. | #21

    “MA” and “Man Yerda” and all TPLF associates,

    First of all I would like to request an apology for any inconvenience that my comments might cause. Having said this, please let’s think before we talk or comments. We should have to write something reliable and important. It is also an unethical and more importantly self-indulgent to write worthless comments without facts. I understand you guys are writing just because of that you are told to do so by TPLF cliques. Shame on you guys, to insult CUD leaders, which in other words you are insulting the Ethiopian people. Any way, not only you guys but also TPLF minority group/Melles and his cliques are insulting and devastating the country. You should have to accept that Ethiopian security forces, which is under the direct commander-in-chief of Melles continue to harass, detain, torture people they consider opposition sympathizers and advocates of human rights. In hopes, you agree that the number of detainees in the different areas( Bir-Sheleko, Tolai, Dedessa, Shewa-Robit etc..) , which exceeds 40,000. As any peace loving person believes, the number could be an incrediable. But all crises bit economical or political crises arose due to the mismanagment, corrupted and dictatorness of the TPLF. It was also a good opportunity that an “inquiry commission”that was estabilished by TPLF has approved 193 innocent people died and more than 800 wounded because of an excessive forces used by security forces under the direct commander of the TPLF monority group leader/Melles.

    “The layman’s constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn’t like is unconstitutional”.Justice Hugo L. Black

    Ethiopain people prevail soon. God bless Ethiopia.

    Nahom(TD)

  22. efeyew gedawo
    | #22

    hey all of you damb fool complaining about why this why that ….please shut up!

    Time is not the matter here, The leaders of this great CUDP will come and get intouch, and even if they don’t come , their spirit is with us as it has been for the past two years that they lingushied in jail.

    cudp is our party , our spirit, our feature with out a doubt!

    God bless Ethiopia and all of her childrens

  23. | #23

    why u guies talk too much?>

  24. | #24

    if I should die,I beg the earth not to cover my cry for justice….

  25. Hadere Sefer
    | #25

    I bet either they will not be able to come to US or they will not be allowed to go back to ethiopia again then.
    What do you think which combination melese & Bush mean?

  26. Dreamer
    | #26

    Melese can’t see all this actions with out any reply. It was a matter of time what the next dirty game will be.

  27. mekonen mulugeta
    | #27

    “THEIR IS NO GOD THIER IS ONLY ETHIOPIA”

    Pleas don’t wory about kinijit leaders they are human they born to die.the only thing you have to worry about ethiopia.
    ethiopia means the heaven gate what aver you did the name of ethiopia you are free from any thing. even if kill or die you have heven key on your hand. dont worry where aver you are don’t forget tray to born again and again the name of ETHIOPIA.
    swear

  28. MA
    | #28

    Nahom, Woyane Hunter and WT,
    My dear friends, can I speake my mind without being associated with TPLF or Shabia?

    Hey WT, Ato Ledetu, I would consider him a great man; because he made the right decision into going to parliament and work for the people of Ethiopia and one of these days the people who were against his decision will appologize and appriciate him. Already he is way a head of the game, when the others so called leaders are way far behind and clueless.

    Woyane Hunter, obviously your shosen name tells who you are; nothing but a guy who is infront of computer and say anything. I could tell, you hardly use your brain. Just because I have an opinion it should not change my nationality.
    Talk is cheap..have you done anything for Ethiopia? Do you send money for your parents, Do you help poor people or sponsor a child? If you have done all that then you are a real and good Ethiopian. By the way Eritreans are great people they love their country and contribute a lot to their country.
    Believe me I am not evil like you I would love to go to Asmara and try to help out Isayas how to come to his sence and be our friend again. God did not grant me that ability,Woyane could not do that may be I will leave that chance to so called leaders (Kinigit).

    Nahom,
    Again I do not know anybody from TPLF and I did not insult your leaders. Is it a crime to tell how I feel? When are we going to learn how to communicate without calling names or accusing people what they are not? Are you guys in USA or still in Ethiopia?

    My dear friends communication is the key. If I made a mistake all you have to do is correct me. If you belittle me or accuse me of something that I am not. We both are not going any farther.

    MA

  29. Dila
    | #29

    hahahah what a funny story.
    can you tell more jocks please !!
    whos pride and vison is talking here ?

  30. kendie
    | #30

    MA……AND NAHOM…YOU GUYS ARE THE SAME ONE PERSONA OF THE TRAITOR LIDETU, # 1 ENEMY OF THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE.
    WITHOUT HIM, MAY BE TODAY WE COULD HAVE BRIGED THE OLD TROUBLED CENTURY WITH BRIGHTER PROMISSING ONE.
    EVERY TIME WE IGNORE THE IMPACT OF ONE INDIVIDUAL, GOOD OR BAD HIS DEED, NOT ONLY WE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE BUT WE RUNNING FOR UNREPAIRABLE SITUATIONS.
    THAT WAS THE GOOD PEOPLE IN THE KINJIT COULDN’T TIMELY IDENTIFY AND REPAIR, IN REGARD TO ATO LIDETU, AND THERE WERE PLENTY SIGN ABOUT THE PERSON’S PRIMARY MOTIVES, LUST, JUST TO BECOME ANOTHER “ MENGISTU OR THE CURRENT MELESSE ZENAWI”
    UNFORTUNATELY OUR PEOPLE CAN NOT AFFORD ANOTHER CLONE OF THOSE.
    I HOP THIS TIME, THE KINJIT’S ARE WELL SEASONNED TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE TEACHING BEHIND THE FAVORITE COMMONLY
    ” FOOL ME ONCE SHAME AN YOU, FOOL ME TWICE SHAME AN ME” AND NEVER AGAIN DWEL ON ONE PERSONA’S SHIM.
    KINJIT IS A PEOPLE’S SPIRIT, EVERYBODY IN IT MUST OBEY THAT “NO FOR ONE MAN RULE”.
    LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

    ALWAYS COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE, BUILDING CONSENSUS, AVOIDING COMPLAISANCE, STAYING FOCUSED AND ALERT, IS THE WAY TO GO BECAUSE WE CHOOSE TO LEAD PEOPLE AND A COUNTRY WITHOUT PERSONAL EGO.
    THESE ARE SACRIFICES NOT PRIVILEGES, TO SUCCESSED ON THIS, THE MAIN THING I BELIEVE IS TO IDENTIFY AROUND THE ORGANIZATION INDIVIDUALS WITH NEGATIVE FONDNESS, INCLINATION; A GROUP STYLE FREINDSHIP THAT LEAD TO PERSONAL INTEREST.
    WHO WILL DO IT AND HOW?
    VERY EASY, “THE BYLAW”
    A VERY COMMENDABLE BYLAW WITHOUT MERCY FOR PROVEN INTENTIONAL MISDEED AGAINST THE ORGANIZATION, THAT EVERYBODY IS BOUND TO SERVE UNDER OATH.

    GO KINJIT WE ARE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY, UP TO THE VICTORY

    kendie

  31. kendie
    | #31

    KINJIT LEADERS
    WE LOVES YOU
    WE RESPECT YOU
    WE SUPPORT YOU

    WHY?

    Because – you learning from the people to lead
    the people
    – you won against your enemy first,
    Yourself
    – every body is accountable inside KINIJIT
    – everybody function under scrutiny inside KINIJIT
    – nobody is above everyone inside
    KINIJIT
    – no I,I, no ME,ME, inside KINIJIT
    – brotherhood, through KINJIT’S collegial
    respect reign inside KINIJIT
    – one organizer, coordinator, lead the
    KINIJIT body, from, for, to the
    service of the body, meaning under
    the body never above the body
    – KINIJIT is forever but the body has
    definite time span
    – isside Kinijit no oromo no amara no
    guragah no tigre no somali no haouya
    no afar no adera no wolamo or hadiya
    or…. but ONLY ONE ETHIOPIA

    kendie

  32. Man Yarda yekebere
    | #32

    I know fable minded fellows will get angry on my Ideas, so be it I will keep on telling you the fact nothing but the fact.

    From these loud fellows who are writing in this forum I can understand that they are poor souls, who are lost and need to be emancipated from deep rooted grips that is holding them dawn – a wish to kill or finish any one who argue against their idea.

    Stay assured there will be no more civilian killing for a cause that could not defend it self because no one will fall for your rubbish intimidation, insults or diatribe to join you five minute war.

    Just wake up! Pick an idea and argue like a man or shut up and pray until your wish full dream may come true

    What is sad is that some strong men whom I known in Kinijit by default are associated with persons like you, nothing but mambo jumbo.

    Go ahead shout, we will see where you will end up? May be I will see you in the millennium after signing a clemency like Solomon Tekalegn or “the great leaders of our time”

  33. Man Yareda Ykebere
    | #33

    “Residents of Ferensay-Legacion award a car to Birtukan Mideksa and bracelets with a V sign engraved on it as well as Personalized Plaques to each one of the recently released Kinijit Leaders at a reception held on Saturday, August 25, 2007.” I Quote Abugida forum

    WT Can you refute this? is your ONE Q answered?there are a lot to ask form this government Rather than lying. Better not lie!

  34. kendie
    | #34

    After all the dejavu empty propaganda and your panic disorder comments, I suggest you considering the following
    ” Man yareda yegedele ” fit you best

  35. kendie
    | #35

    Stronger than ever the Ethiopian children from all walks of life, all religions, all ethnicity groups are coming at you from four corner, united, with one goal in mind “one Ethiopia , united people” refusing to Meless and cronies archaic philosophy “divide to rule”.
    The ring is tightening around you every day, the people’s judgment day is coming, take my advice join the popular movement before it’s too late for you.
    This is a one-way street that lead slowly but surly only to the victory.
    The UNITED DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC ETHIOPIA U.D.R.E.
    This is not a wish nor dream, it is a reality.

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