Queen of Mega faces protest at award ceremony
January 15, 2007
Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi’s wife, Mrs. Azeb Mesfin, member of the Central Committee of the TPLF, Chairman of the Social Affairs Sub-committee of the controversial parliament, and former head of one of TPLF’s owned multi-billion dollars businesses, Mega Enterprisewill receive, along with the wife of the President of Zambia Mrs. Maureen Mwanawasa, the wife of the President of Rwanda Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, the fifth annual “John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award” to the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS on behalf of the organization, and their work. They will be “honored” during the annual “Let Freedom Ring” Concert to be held today, Monday January 15, 2006 at 6 p.m. at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566. Ethiopian protesters are expected to turn the event into an opportunity to further expose the crimes of the tyrannical regime. Many Ethiopians believe that Georgetown University has dishonered and betrayed the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. who sacrificed his life fighting against injustice, discrimination and racism. Please call friends to attend the protest rally and distribute the following letter at the ceremony. [Organisers]
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“The award is too ironic for a woman, whose ruling party the TPLF has used one razor blade to dry shave multiple political prisoners in a country where the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is one of the highest in the world.”