Ethiopia Opposition Candidate Dies After Attack in Northwest by William Davison

June 17th, 2015 Print Print Email Email

An Ethiopian parliamentary candidate for the opposition Blue Party died after being assaulted in Debre Markos, a town in the country’s northwest, the group said.

Two people attacked Samuel Awoke, 29, with a club and knife as he returned home alone from a night out with friends, spokesman Yonatan Tesfaye said by phone Tuesday from the capital, Addis Ababa.

“We are trying to figure out who are the killers and the reasons,” he said, citing suspicions it was politically motivated. Ethiopian Communications Minister Redwan Hussien said in a text message that a suspect has been apprehended and the attack may have stemmed from a legal dispute.

Samuel reported previous death threats and a beating during campaigning for the polls that were held May 24, Yonatan said. The lawyer had been active in challenging election procedures and results in the Amhara region town, 295 kilometers (183 miles) northwest of the capital, he said.
All 442 of 547 federal seats announced so far were captured by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front and allied parties.

  1. bekka
    | #1

    Tigre liberation front; you scums of the earth, thugs and murderers. How much blood do you have to spill. stop your satanic ways! stop it!

    You cannot stop the march to freedom , there will be 1000s of Samuels , there are millions awaiting to take up the torch of freedom.

    You ethno-fascist, tigre liberation front, are in a stage where you are in fear of your own shadows. Any voice of dissent like that of Samuel, whom you murdered, is not giving you rest or peace of mind. the devil tplf will never have peace of mind. you will be troubled all your existence.
    Millions of Ethiopians await their days to take these fascIst murderers to account. What awaits the devil,tplf is only eternal fire in hell.

  2. JHON-ETHIO
    | #2

    TPLF is a cabal who is working for satanic international Zionist cabals.
    These Zionists cabals are governed by their satanic religion referring to Talmud.
    Talmud is their satanic religious book. According to their Talmud law killing, looting, cheating, raping, displacing, dehumanizing the goyim is not a crime. It is encouraged and allowed. Doing such evil things is only a sin or crime when doing it to the same group. The goyim is the name given to the rest of peoples who do not belong to them. According to such satanic cabals they are the God chosen ones while the rest of us are taken as sub-human creatures. Because hold this satanic view they believe they have the right to rule others and the whole world in any way they like. However, they do not officially tell the Talmud law to the goyim. It is only secretly practiced on the goyim. TPLF is copying this satanic work from its Zionist masters to do the same in Ethiopia. This satanic cabals infiltrate every part of the world. They corrupt and destroy every good culture, religion, history and morality of every society they infiltrate. They wage very destructive wars by pitting one country over the other. They want to destroy Ethiopia gradually not instantly.
    They wisely use the entertainment industry and the media to work on subversion of the society. They trap and support every political party and famous individuals and celebrities under cover to achieve their goal. To the opposite they attack in a very hidden way those who are not in line with them. We are expected to wake up and identify who are the real threat to world peace and humanity. It is good to identify who support TPLF to do such crimes. Killing unarmed civilians only because of their political views is a crime against humanity. I am really very sorry for this young politician. RIP for the dead.
    Engineer Yilkal please do not become a fool by unnecessarily sacrificing the youth.
    From the beginning you must not participate in such shame election.Shame on you if you plan for the next election. Please give value for human life. Do not believe in unnecessary sacrifice for such shame election. Or if you believe make yourself the first one. You go to America to receive strict order from the Bush administration? Then you do what? One day you go to Western universities like Harvard to be baptized and become their puppet? Birtukan was doing this. Lidetu was doing this. Seyie was doing this.Why all politicians like you do this? To finally work for the Zionists and imperialists interest. That is all the final game. I am not simply blaming these politicians why they become selfish. But this is the factual truth. By the way I do not trust politicians who stay there. They can not work honestly for the interest of their country. We can not be free by demonstration in front of Western Embassies. We saw it for years and yet nothing change. Western governments still support looking killing of such young politicians. They do not care we live or we die. They care only about their interest only. They are hypocrites about human life. That is the reason the oppression, looting, killing, raping of Ethiopia continues unabated. We can not become free from slavery unless we tell the truth.God please help us to be free from these satanic cabals.

  3. WOLDEMARIAM
    | #3

    ወያኔዎች ሰይጣን አምላኪዎች ስለሆኑ ለሚያመልኩት ሰይጣን ግብር ማብላት አለባቸው፡፡ያለበለዚያ ስልጣናቸው ሊቀጥል አይችልም፡፡ባለፈው አይ.ኤስ.አይ.ኤስ የተባለው ሰይጣናዊ ቡድን ሜድትራንያን ባህር አጠገብ የኢትዮጵያውያንን ደም አፈሰሰ፡፡ወያኔና አይ.ኤስ.አይ.ኤስ አንድ ናቸው፡፡ሁለቱም የሰይጣን መልእክተኞች ናቸው፡፡ወያኔም የኢትዮጵያውያንን ደም ለሚያመልከው ሰይጣን ግብር ካለፈሰሰ ስልጣኑን በየአምስት አመት በምርጫ ሰበብ መቀጠል አይችልም፡፡ለመሆኑ እነ አባ ማትያስ ምን እየሰሩ ነው፡፡የሃይማኖት አባቶች ሰዎች ያለ ፍትህ እየተገደሉ ደመ-ከልብ ሲሆኑ ሃይ ማለት አይችሉም ማለት ነው፡፡በጣም ያሳዝናል፡፡የኢትዮጵያውያን ህይወት የድመትና የውሻ ህይወት ያህል እንኳን ዋጋ አጣ ማለት ነው፡፡ወያኔዎች ዳግማዊ ዮዲት ጉዲቶች ናቸው፡፡እነዚህ ሰዎች ለኢትዮጵያውያን ህይወት ምንም ደንታ የላቸውም፡፡እነዚህ ሰዎች ፈፅሞ የኢትዮጵያዊነት እርሾ የለባቸውም፡፡ዳግማዊ ምኒልክ ተበታትና የነበረችውን ኢትዮጵያን አንድ አድርጎ በአዲስ መልክ መሰረታት፡፡እነዚህ ዳግማዊ ዮዲት ጉዲቶች ደግሞ መልሰው እያፈረሷት ነው፡፡ዬዲት ጉዲት ከሰሜኑ የሀገራችን ክፍል ከዛሬ አንድ ሺህ አመት በፊት ነግሳ የነበረች የፈላሻዎች ዘር ናት፡፡የክርስትናን እምነት አጠፍቼ የአይሁድ እምነት አስፋፋለሁ ብላ የተነሳች አረመኔ ሴት ነበረች፡፡ብዙ ቤተክርስቲያኖችንና የታሪክ ቅርሶችን ያቃጠለች ግፈኛ ሴት ነበረች፡፡እነዚህ ወያኔዎች የዮዲት ጉዲት የዘር ሀረግ ወይንም የእሷ ክፉ መንፈስ እንዳለባቸው ቢጣራ ጥሩ ነው፡፡ያልጠረጠረ ተመነጠረ ነው፡፡ሁሉንም ወያኔዎች ማለቴ ግን አይደለም፡፡የሚያደርጉትን ሰይጣናዊ ተግባር ሲታሰብ አንድ እጅግ በጣም አደገኛ ሰይጣናዊ ሃይል በወያኔ ውስጥ ያለ ይመስላል፡፡ተራው ወያኔ እና የኢህአዴግ ካድሬ ይህንን ላያውቅ ይችላል፡፡አንድ አገዛዝ እንዴት የራሱን ሀገር ሀዝብ እንደጠላት ሊመለከት ይችላል፡፡
    እንዴት ሰላማዊ ዜጋ ዝም ብሎ ይገደላል፡፡ምን አይነት የጉድ ዘመን ነው፡፡የንፁሃን ደም በከንቱ ከሚፈስ ምርጫውስ ቢቀር ምን አለበት፡፡የንፁሃን ደም ካልፈሰሰ በሰላም ስልጣንን ማስቀጠል አይቻልም ማለት ነው፡፡ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎችስ ምን ለማድረግ አስበዋል፡፡ከዚህ ምን ትምህርት ይወስዳሉ፡፡የአባላቶቻቸው ደም በከንቱ ሲፈስ አይሰቀጥጣቸውም ማለት ነው፡፡የንፁሃን አምላክ ደማቸውን ይበቀል፡፡የኢትዮጵያ አምላክ አንተ ፍረድልን፡፡

    ወያኔዎች ሰይጣን አምላኪዎች ስለሆኑ ለሚያመልኩት ሰይጣን ግብር ማብላት አለባቸው፡፡ያለበለዚያ ስልጣናቸው ሊቀጥል አይችልም፡፡ባለፈው አይ.ኤስ.አይ.ኤስ የተባለው ሰይጣናዊ ቡድን ሜድትራንያን ባህር አጠገብ የኢትዮጵያውያንን ደም አፈሰሰ፡፡ወያኔና አይ.ኤስ.አይ.ኤስ አንድ ናቸው፡፡ሁለቱም የሰይጣን መልእክተኞች ናቸው፡፡ወያኔም የኢትዮጵያውያንን ደም ለሚያመልከው ሰይጣን ግብር ካለፈሰሰ ስልጣኑን በየአምስት አመት በምርጫ ሰበብ መቀጠል አይችልም፡፡ለመሆኑ እነ አባ ማትያስ ምን እየሰሩ ነው፡፡የሃይማኖት አባቶች ሰዎች ያለ ፍትህ እየተገደሉ ደመ-ከልብ ሲሆኑ ሃይ ማለት አይችሉም ማለት ነው፡፡በጣም ያሳዝናል፡፡የኢትዮጵያውያን ህይወት የድመትና የውሻ ህይወት ያህል እንኳን ዋጋ አጣ ማለት ነው፡፡ወያኔዎች ዳግማዊ ዮዲት ጉዲቶች ናቸው፡፡እነዚህ ሰዎች ለኢትዮጵያውያን ህይወት ምንም ደንታ የላቸውም፡፡እነዚህ ሰዎች ፈፅሞ የኢትዮጵያዊነት እርሾ የለባቸውም፡፡ዳግማዊ ምኒልክ ተበታትና የነበረችውን ኢትዮጵያን አንድ አድርጎ በአዲስ መልክ መሰረታት፡፡እነዚህ ዳግማዊ ዮዲት ጉዲቶች ደግሞ መልሰው እያፈረሷት ነው፡፡ዬዲት ጉዲት ከሰሜኑ የሀገራችን ክፍል ከዛሬ አንድ ሺህ አመት በፊት ነግሳ የነበረች የፈላሻዎች ዘር ናት፡፡የክርስትናን እምነት አጠፍቼ የአይሁድ እምነት አስፋፋለሁ ብላ የተነሳች አረመኔ ሴት ነበረች፡፡ብዙ ቤተክርስቲያኖችንና የታሪክ ቅርሶችን ያቃጠለች ግፈኛ ሴት ነበረች፡፡እነዚህ ወያኔዎች የዮዲት ጉዲት የዘር ሀረግ ወይንም የእሷ ክፉ መንፈስ እንዳለባቸው ቢጣራ ጥሩ ነው፡፡ያልጠረጠረ ተመነጠረ ነው፡፡ሁሉንም ወያኔዎች ማለቴ ግን አይደለም፡፡የሚያደርጉትን ሰይጣናዊ ተግባር ሲታሰብ አንድ እጅግ በጣም አደገኛ ሰይጣናዊ ሃይል በወያኔ ውስጥ ያለ ይመስላል፡፡ተራው ወያኔ እና የኢህአዴግ ካድሬ ይህንን ላያውቅ ይችላል፡፡አንድ አገዛዝ እንዴት የራሱን ሀገር ሀዝብ እንደጠላት ሊመለከት ይችላል፡፡
    እንዴት ሰላማዊ ዜጋ ዝም ብሎ ይገደላል፡፡ምን አይነት የጉድ ዘመን ነው፡፡የንፁሃን ደም በከንቱ ከሚፈስ ምርጫውስ ቢቀር ምን አለበት፡፡የንፁሃን ደም ካልፈሰሰ በሰላም ስልጣንን ማስቀጠል አይቻልም ማለት ነው፡፡ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎችስ ምን ለማድረግ አስበዋል፡፡ከዚህ ምን ትምህርት ይወስዳሉ፡፡የአባላቶቻቸው ደም በከንቱ ሲፈስ አይሰቀጥጣቸውም ማለት ነው፡፡የንፁሃን አምላክ ደማቸውን ይበቀል፡፡የኢትዮጵያ አምላክ አንተ ፍረድልን፡፡

  4. ARON
    | #4

    I am really sad by the news. I cried from my heart.
    This barbaric deed of TPLF is considered as waging war against Ethiopian peoples. Killing peaceful unarmed citizens is considered as inciting violence. TPLF itself is a terrorist organization. TPLF claimed it has won 100 %. If TPLF really won 100 % what is the need to kill political party leaders? If TPLF has the 100 % mass support why TPLF is in fear? TPLF is a mercenary power. This satanic power wants to plunge this country in to chaos. Ethiopians has just kept silent accepting the 100% victory of TPLF. What makes TPLF to kill this young Ethiopian? This act of TPLF is taken as “damn if you do and damn if you do not do”. It is damn if you protest and damn if you do not protest. TPLF is very disturbed because Ethiopians ignore this mafia thug. Why Ethiopians do not go to streets for demonstration opposing the 100 % result. Because Ethiopians have ignored TPLF as an irresponsible robber. Ethiopians do not consider TPLF as a government. They consider TPLF as a mercenary and mafia robber. So Ethiopians keep ignoring TPLF. Silence is also one of the good weapons of rebellion. Ethiopians please do not go to streets for demonstration. Participating in election and going to streets for demonstration is considered as giving legitimate recognition for the mafia thug. Ethiopians must deny recognition for TPLF thug. TPLF is imploding because of its internal moral decadence.Believe me TPLF will finally implode and commit suicide because of its internal contradictions.Western governments know this. However they keep supporting TPLF until Ethiopia is plunged in to chaos. The main objective of Western governments was for Eritrea to separate and Ethiopia landlocked and destabilize and disintegrate.Western governments has made TPLF to hold the tail of the tiger. The West is warning TPLF not to release the hold of the tiger’s tail until Ethiopia is plunged in to chaos. It is very tragic for how long Ethiopia bleeds because of northern Tigre elites.
    May God put the soul of this young guy in heaven.

  5. Henok Tadele Tedla
    | #5

    Tadesse Abraha , a representative of Arena party who was famous for his relentless effort to expose the corruption ring in the construction industry within Ethiopia’s government was assassinated recently in western Tigray region . He was scheduled to present his report at The Africa Anti-Corruption Summit will take place from 18th June to the 19th June 2015 in Accra, Ghana. The conference is expected to cover areas like Unparalleled networking and benchmarking opportunities with both an international and local faculty of senior-level executives and information you can’t get anywhere else makeing this event the continenet’s premier anti-corruption compliance forum.

    According to the Arena party’s officials valuable documents are being sought that could expose the TPLF corruption within the construction industry in Ethiopia.. I don’t see how anyone feels safe in Ethiopia while the dollar hungry killing machine is busier that ever all around Ethiopia.

    Another opposition party representative, Samuel Awoke of Semayawi Party, was murdered in Debre Markos, Ethiopia to send fear on opposition party members across the country.

  6. Anon
    | #6

    JHON-ETHIO,please stay with Ethiopian issues. Ethiopians in general know that there is such a thing as international cabal. However, I for one will disagree with your assertion ,and blending or liking Zionism and other western entities such as ,Bilderberg, Illuminati, CFR, as one and the same. How laughable is to suggest Talmud as their religious guide. Personally, I think the above mentioned entities are guided by scientific principles such as Evolutionary theory and a world view that champion man as the center of the universe. One thing that can be clearly said about them is, they are opposed to the LORD of GLOY.
    I believe ,it is fare to say, it will take life time to sort out facts from the fiction about the conspiratorial aspect of human history, and its main actors, that has been a dominant factor since the I world war.

    The other point I disagree with your view is your criticism against Engineer Yelikal. I like the rest of peace loving Ethiopians, am saddened with the death of the young opposition party member. Nevertheless, even in this all is not lost. Peaceful or other wise without sacrifice there is no freedom. So long Ethiopians are determined to secure their freedom there was need to explore all avenues, and this is just that overall plan.

    Regarding this issue Please I refer you to this panel discussion by Ethiopian political and civic societies on ESAT, and Check their views on the current subject.

  7. Anon
  8. charchar
    | #8

    The enemy has consumed the lives of children. The sacrifice that our children made is heroic because they stood firm and committed to fighting against the enemy of ours; these children of ours will always remain immortal in our heart and mind, but it is the enemy who dies over and over again; both on earth and in hell.

    All Ethiopians both in the homeland and abroad, keep alive the faith, keep going this historical struggle of ours and our children, trust in our dear lord, God and in our solidarity in fighting tooth and nail against our common enemy that has been chased by its cursed fate for years in the lands of ours that it has invaded via its collaborators.

    The enemy can not reverse the course it is on, it is going weaker and weaker to its nothingness. Death is inevitable, but it doesn’t mean the enemy will be exempted from standing trial; make no mistake, dead or alive, the enemy shall be brought to trial, including the dead robber.

  9. Ittu Aba Farda
    | #9

    Now the regime over there should take up this serious allegation and come out clean. This is a very serious crime if it was committed by the regime or its fanatical supporters. The free world will be very hard pressed to believe this member of the opposition who just run to unseat the incumbent in the election was just found beaten to death right after the election. It would be almost impossible to make the free world believe that it was just a result of some petty crime. It should let independent outside human rights groups to go in and investigate.

  10. IttU Aba Farda
    | #10

    Now the regime over there should take up this serious allegation and come out clean. This is a very serious crime if it was committed by the regime or its fanatical supporters. The free world will be very hard pressed to believe this member of the opposition who just run to unseat the incumbent in the election was just found beaten to death right after the election. It would be almost impossible to make the free world believe that it was just a result of some petty crime. It should let independent outside human rights groups to go in and investigate.

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