Mr. Seeye Abraha deserves a better treatment other than Surveillance. – By Teodros Kiros (PhD)

February 12th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

The Ethiopian regime in power continues to persuade the western world that it is a democratic government, which is honoring human rights, thereby protesting against the passing of HR 2003, the sharp edged blade, which is aiming at shaming the regime and exposing its undemocratic ways. (more…)

The Ethiopian regime in power continues to persuade the western world that it is a democratic government, which is honoring human rights, thereby protesting against the passing of HR 2003, the sharp edged blade, which is aiming at shaming the regime and exposing its undemocratic ways.

Reliable reports from Addis Ababa are bitterly sharing disturbing information about Mr.Seeye Abraha, the former defense minister, whom many consider is the living conscience of the Ethiopian community, whose recent public appearances have attracted a global attention as the new symbol of reasoned dialogue, and whose generosity stretched itself and invited the powers to be of the ruling Ethiopian regime to reform their ways and work with him on the idea of Ethiopianity with dignity.

Seeye Abraha recently returned to Ethiopia, after a highly successful visit with the Ethiopian diaspora, who graced him with a hero’s welcome. Upon his return to his beloved Ethiopia, Seeye’s invitation for a reasoned dialogue has been returned with an Orwellian style of surveillance of his home, his whereabouts, and his very walks on the streets of Addis Ababa. His presence at any part of Ethiopia is being microscopically observed.

I appeal to the regime in power to stop this harassment immediately, and also alert Human rights watchers everywhere to closely monitor this particular case, and use it as a litmus test of how genuinely democratic the regime actually is, and carefully look at HR 2003 as the ultimate language of power with which to communicate with a regime that is refusing to engage in reasoned dialogue, the language of genuine democracy.

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