Dallas: Commemoration of the Victims of the 2005 Ethiopian Election Aftermath – Dallas Fort-Worth, Media Release

May 17th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

A Resolution from the Public Meeting held in Dallas Fort-Worth in Commemoration of the Victims of the 2005 Ethiopian Election Aftermath.

A coalition of major opposition party supporters, civic organizations and patriotic individuals held a meeting on May 17, 2008 in Dallas, TX at Radisson Hotel. After hearing presentations: (more…)

A Resolution from the Public Meeting held in Dallas Fort-Worth in Commemoration of the Victims of the 2005 Ethiopian Election Aftermath.

A coalition of major opposition party supporters, civic organizations and patriotic individuals held a meeting on May 17, 2008 in Dallas, TX at Radisson Hotel. After hearing presentations:

• On the memoriam of the victims who were murdered by Melesse’s Agazi forces for peacefully protesting against the stolen election of May 2005

• On the deteriorating human rights and political condition of the country

• On the growing economic hardship prevailing in the country that is driving the majority of our people in to ever growing abject poverty and hidden famine

• On the currently revealed land ceded to Sudan from Ethiopia

The participants of the meeting have adopted the following resolutions:

1. The meeting reaffirms its commitment not to forget our fallen brothers and sisters and vowed to continue the struggle until the goal of establishing democratic Ethiopia is achieved

2. The meeting also vowed to frustrate the existing ploy of the TPLF/EPDRF regime for dividing our people on the basis of ethnic and regional affiliations

3. The meeting declares its awareness of the regime’s attempt to infiltrate the rank of the Ethiopian Diaspora through its paid agents, Embassy and Consulate officials. The objective of this attempt by the regime is to “bribe” some amongst us by promising land and property in Ethiopia to silence the growing voice of the Diaspora on behalf the Ethiopian people. The meeting declares that it will fight this attempt of the regime and will make sure that this will not succeed.

4. The participants of the meeting demand that the governments of the United States and England to stop aiding the dictatorial regime of Melesse for the sake of short term benefits. Instead it urges these governments to stand on the side of the Ethiopian people in their aspiration for democratic and stable Ethiopia.

5. The meeting calls upon all Ethiopians to protest vigorously against the recent land give-away of Ethiopian land to the Sudan.

6. Finally, the participants of the meeting called upon all opposition forces, civic organizations and patriotic individuals to come together for a united struggle

The meeting ended after adopting this resolution unanimously.

DALLAS & FORT-WORTH OPPOSITION FORCES COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR COMMOMORATION OF THE MAY 2005 ELECTION

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