Zenawi releases his one-time crime partner – BBC

December 19th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Tamerat Layne has been released after spending 12 years in prison for corruption and abuse of power.

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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Tamerat Layne has been released after spending 12 years in prison for corruption and abuse of power.

He was dismissed from government in 1996 and convicted by the Ethiopian Supreme Court four years later.

He was sentenced to 18 years in prison but state media said he was freed early after showing good behaviour.

He was a key ally of current Prime Minister Meles Zenawi; their coalition ousted the military regime in 1991.

The BBC’s Elizabeth Blunt in the capital, Addis Ababa, says they were among three men at the top of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front coalition.

The third was Seye Abreha, who went on to become defence minister but was also jailed for corruption not long after Tamerat.

Last year, Seye was also given early release from prison.

Our reporter says that while people do not dispute the corruption allegations against the two men – they also feel the it was to do with a power struggle within the ruling coalition.

Mr Meles assumed the post of prime minister in 1995.

The military regime – known as the Derge – was headed by Mengistu Haile Mariam, whose 17-year rule was known as the Red Terror because of the thousands of people killed in that period.

Please watch him speak below on ETV.

  1. ገረመው
    | #1

    እኛ የቴዲ አፍሮን መፈታት ስንጠባበቅ ይሕን ሌባ መልቀቁ ምን ይባላል። ድሮም የወያኔ ነገር። ግራ የተጋቡ የደደቢት ልጆች።

  2. | #2

    የኢትዮጽያን ሕዝብ አርስ በርሱ ሊያባላው የነበረ ና ሃገር የሽጤ አንዱ ዎያኒ ታምራት አይደል ::

    ቢፈታ ባይፈታ ለኢትዮጽያ ሕዝብ ጎጅ አንጅ አይጤቅም

    ጥንብ አሳማ

  3. | #3

    ይገርማል ታሪክ ራሱን ይደግማል የታምራት መፈታት ባግባቡ ክሆነ ምንም አይደል ነገርግን ይዞት የተነሳው ራእይ ግን አገር እያጠፋ ነው ያለው በዚህ ገና የፍርድ ቀን ሲመጣ ይጠየቃል::ለተርኛ ቶሎ መልቀቁ ጥሩ ነው ቦታ አይበቃቸውም ይሰርቀን ሳይሆን መፍታት አገር ያስግነጠለን ሳይሆን ባመለካከታችው
    በፍጠራ ክስ የተከሰሱትን ነው መልቀቅ ለሁልም በስፈሩት ቁና አይቀርም

  4. atuba dolla
    | #4

    Meles Naziawi, being one of the key members in the anti-Ethiopia organization, wickedly and brutally known as tplfwoyane, played a dirty game on the weakness of his partners-in-distruction,such as Tamirat Lyane and other gullible yet criminals tugs and expunged and purged the fool elements and sent them to prision to further weaken their remaining soul and body and later years later released them by telling them, “You fools,you have never known me for all those years while together doing what we were supposed to be doing,you gullible thought you would get more than your fair share when yoou should get what I thought you should get.”

    Tamirat Layane, is neither with eprdf nor with Ethiopians;he was chewed up then masticated and finally was thrown up in front of million of Ethiopians, after being cooked in the acidic belly of Meles Nazaiwi for the last 12 years.

    Now weaken and demoralized, this loser known as Tamirat Lyane was recruited by the enemy and was taken to Nakfa cave to shake hands with the devil,then was brainwashed thoroghly with acidic propaganda and was later released to the wild to rob and kill Ethiopians.

    Guns and bullets and blood in his hands came into Ethiopia not knowing he would be sent to jail by the same tugs who promised and guranteed him a special place in the criminal hierarchy that soon would be established after the invasion.Alsas, he didn’t know that his boss secret;put their tumbs on his head and pushed him to a prision on his head and belly facing the ground where he stood;then,came the end of his dark life-trip in front of millions of Ethiopians.

    He now knows he was bullied by his buddies around him and he now knows he has place in the hearts’ of Ethiopians, must he start his lonesmoe life-trip being drenched in shame for the rest of his fruitless life.

  5. Mamo
    | #5

    He is the best friend of Dr. Berhanu Nega. Tamrat did unforgetable crime, specially on Amharas living in eastern Ethiopia. He openly motivated somalis and oromos to cleanse Amharas. In addis, Tamrat confiscated a huge plot of land from an old woman and gave it to Berhanu’s father. They bulit global hotel on that place. The record is available in ERCO file.

  6. አብይ
    | #6

    ስዬ አብርሃ አንዴ በአሜሪካ ቆይታው እንዳለው እንደመለስ ዜናዊ ፈሪ ሰው ማንም በዚህ አለም ላይ የለም:: ብዙ ግዜ ጦር ሜዳ ላይ ሸሽቶ ስለሚሮጥ በወጥ ቤት ውስጥ እንጀራ ጋጋሪ እንዲሆን ተደረገ:: ፈሪ በመሆኑም ከአንዴም ሁለቴ እንዲገደል ተወስኖበት ነበር:: ነገር ግን ከስዬ አብርሃ ጋር ባላቸው ቅረብ ግንኙነትና ቤተሰብም ስለሆኑ ሁለት ግዜም ከሞት ድኗል::

    አሁን ሰዉን ሁሉ እስርቤት የሚወረውረው ከፍረቻ የተነሳ ነው:: አትፍረዱበት ወዶ አይደለም:: ለፈሪነቱ ቀሚስ አሰፍታችሁ ላኩለት::

    ወንድ ልጅ ተወልዶ ካንሆነ እንዳባቱ ስጡት አመልማሉን ይፍተል እንደናቱ::

  7. geremew
    | #7

    This was expected. What about Teddy Afro? What happened to Elias Kiflom’s Eritrean Intelligence?

  8. 1 ethiopia
    | #8

    As an amhara I am real sad when I see people like tamirat layne who comet mass genocide against amhara walks out free. Trust me 12 years is not enough. It’s ok when we have the right government he will go back including his friend fascist meles zanawe.

  9. geremew
    | #9

    ታምራት ጴንጤ ሆነ እንዴ? የገርማል!

  10. Gani vegas
    | #10

    ታምራት ተፈታ አልተፈታ ለ እኢትዮፕያ እይተከምም ነገ ደግሞ መለስ በተራው ይገባል እድማ ይስተን ሁሉም የ እጉን ያገግል

  11. KOKOBAY
    | #11

    YOU SEE PPL FORGET TEDDY FARO EVEN PM TAMERAT HAS BEEN 12YEARS IN PRISON SO DO NOT CROSS THE RULE OF LAW BE IT SINGER LIKE MICHEL JACKSON HOOOOPS SORRY LIKE TEDY AZMARY OR WHAT EVER THERE IS NO ONE ABOVE THE RULE OF LAW SO TEDDY IS LUCKY HE IS GOING TO BE 6YEARS IN PRISON DUMMMME WHY NOT 20 BOY? SHAME ON THE JUDGE.
    GOD BLESS KUBUR PM MELLES ZENAWI AMEN AMEN AMEN.

  12. yikerbelen
    | #12

    Tamrat is responsible for the genocide of amahra in different parts of ethiopia. He was the one who opennly gave his order to kill amhara’s farmers. and he is responsible for killing of mulualem abebe in debermarikos for the simple reason he asked tamrat why his part gave a land from gonder and wollo to tegeray? any ways both of them were/ are anti ethiopia. no wonder tjose anti ethiopia’s elements arress and release each others. they are all in all spoiled eggs.

  13. Siefu
    | #13

    Free Ethiopia from weyane and high paying american lawyer.
    http://www.biddho.com/content/view/2101/29/lang,english/

  14. wolikati
    | #14

    ገና ምን አይታችሁ ወገኖች ወያኔ ሊጠቀምበት ነው የፈታው:: ሰሞኑን በየቦታው እያዞረ ወያኔን ሲያደንቅ ነው የሚከርመው; ከዛም የተቋሚዎች መድረክ ገብቶ ዲሞክራሲ ጊዜ የሚወስድና ፍትህ በወያኔ እንዳለ እኔ ምስክር ነኝ እያለ የወያኔንን እድሜ ሊያስረዝም ተፈቅዶለት ነው የተፈታው::

    ወያኔ የእያንዳንዱ ሌባ ዶሴ አለው; አልያማ አፋቸውን ዘግተው እንደአሽከርና እንደሌባ ጓድ የሚያገለግሉት ለምን መሰላችሁ?

    ለምሳሌ ፓርላማ የታጉርትን አሽከሮቹን እንውሰድ የመኖሪያ ቤት የህዝብ ንብረት በአከራይ ተከራይ ሰር ያለ አድሏቸዋል እህ ካሉት የመንገድ አዳሪ ነው የሚሆኑት; እንዲሁም ሌባ ባልደረባዎቹን የንግዱን ቤት አድሏቸዋል እህ ካሉት ቢፈልግ በሌብነት አልያም የንግድ ሱቆቻቸውን ወስዶ ባዶ እጃቸውን አስቀርቶ ለማኝ ያደርጋቸዋል::

    ታምራት አፋዋን ዘግታ ከሰረቀችው የተረፋትን ይዛ የግል ስራ ነው የምሰራው እያለች እንደሌሎቹ የተተፉ ወያኔዎች ማወናበድንና ወያኔን ጥሩ መንግስት ልታስመስል ትቀጥላለች::

    ሌላው ምሳሌ የእርዳታ ድርጆች ላይ ተነስቶባቸዋል; ያውቃል ብዙ ሌቦች በተለይም የራሱ የሌቦች እርዳታ ውስጥ ያሉትን; እንደውም አንዱ የወያኔ እርዳታ ድርጅት እዚሁ ዋሽንግተን ቢሮ አለው, ተደብቆ መስራቱ ብቻ የሌባ መናሄራ መሆኑን ያረጋገጣል::

    እንግዲህ አዲስ ህግ አውጥቶ የእርዳታ ድርጅቶች ማስጠንቀቂያ የሚሰጠው ወይ ከኔ ጋ ናችሁ አልዚያ እስርቤት ወይ ትዘጋላችሁ ነው:: የሌባ ምልመላውን ቀጥልሏል ብዙዎቹ ገንዝብ ስለሚያባክኑ ለማስር አመቺ ሆኖለታል ወያኔን እንወዳለን እያሉ ከጠቀሙት ሌብነት ይፈቀድላቸዋል:: የነጻ ምርጫ ዲሞክራሲ የሰው መብት…ወዘት የሚል ግን ድርጅት እንድ ምርጫ ቦርድ በወያኔ ስር መሆን አለበት; ምርጫውም አይደለም::

    ወያኔ ሌቦቹንና ሀገራችን ላይ ወንጀል የፈጸሙን ሆዳሙቹን ሰብስቦ ስልጣኔን አትንኩ ዘረፋውን ግን ቀጥሉ ብሎ ሌቦች መመልመል ከጀመረ ቆይቷል:: አልፎም ሌቦች ለመልመል ውስጥ ውስጡን በየውጭ አገሮቹ አሰማርቷል:: ኑና ቤት ስሩ ዋናው የማጥመጃው ስልት አድርጎታል:: ከዛም ብራችሁን እኔ ባንክ አስቅምጡ ማለትም ጀምሯአል: አላማው ብዙ ሌባ ከተስበሰበ ሌባ ለሌባ ካብ ለካብ(እባብ ለእባብ ካብ ለካብ)ይሆንና ትንንሾቹ ሌቦች ትልቁን ሌባ አይዞህ እያዩ እንዲፈልጉት ነው እያደረገ ያልው:: የሌባ ኢንቭስተርና ዶላር ባስቸኳይ ይፈለጋል ማመልከቻ በየኤንባሲው ካሉ ካድሬዎቹ ማግኘት ይቻላል::

    ወያኔን ለሚቃወሙ ጥሪው አይመለከትም ካድሬዎች የሚመለምሉት ግለሰብ ብቻ ነው የተፈቀደለት:: ይሄም እንደሌባ ውስጥ ውስጡን ነው የሚሰራው ግን በቂ ሌባ አልተገኘም:: ስለዚህ ወያኔ ሌላ ዘዴ እየጠነሰሰ ነው; ይህም ደህናን ሰዎች ሌባ ማድረግ ነው:: ስለዚህ የሚፈራውንም ሁሉ ሌባ ለማድረግ ካድሬዎች ተሰማርተዋል:: ለዚህም ዋናው ምስክሩ አዲስ የተመለመሉ ግለስቦች ሲያንዣንብቡ በየስብስባው ይታያል እነኚህም እየጋበዙ ሌባ ለማድርግና በፈረንጅ አይን ጥሩ ለመምሰል ጥረት ነው::

    ተጠንቀቁ አገራችንን የሌባ አገር እንዳትሆንና ሌባው ወያኔ ተመርጫለሁ እንዳይል:: በአጭሩ አብዮታዊ ዲሞክራሲ ማለት ሌባ አብዝቶ ተመርጫለው ማለት ነው:: በሃገር ቤት የሚመለመለው ወጣትን ሌባ ለማድረግ ወያኔ ካልሆንክ ስራ አታገኝም እየተባለ ለሆዱ ብሎ ስንቱ ገባ? ርሃብ/ድህነት ወይ ሌባ/ወያኔ ሆነና የወያኔ ምርጫ ባጭሩ ወያኔ ወይ ሞት ማለት ነው::

    ይሄንን መዥገር ቡድን ብዙ ጣጣ ያመጣል ገና አገር የሌባ ሳትሆን እንነሳ; ጊዜ የለም::

  15. Belaye Zeleke
    | #15

    The Crime Boss Released the Powerless & Old friend of the Crime Family

    Humanly, I am pleased for the release of Tamerat Layne after 12 years of penitentiary by his own childhood mercenary friend and the Crime Boss Meles Zenawi

    How ironic that Mr. Tamerat Layne was single handedly charged with corruption and abuse of power of despite the entire TPLF regime is submerged with corruption, extreme power abuse and negligence of a country that is deteriorating before their eyes.

    Though Mr. Tamirat Layne is no angel just as the entire the sworn enemies of Ethiopia namely TPLF rulers; any man or woman who had been confined and isolated from his beloved family member for the past 12 years has paid his/her deed fully and shall be given a second chance in life. Yet, the release of Mr. Tmaerat Layne is not a sudden act a rather a deliberate strategy by the Crime Boss Meles to shift the burning focus form the famous Ethiopian prisoner Teddy Afro and appear in the eyes of the global community as a forgiving and law abiding government “….good try”

    I believe a day will come for all mankind in our homeland to live as law-abiding citizens without the suppression and retribution of the TPLF mercenaries.

    FREE TEDDY AFRO!

  16. ras
    | #16

    ይህ ግለስብ ዲክታተር በነበረበት ግዝያቶች የተናገረወን ለመትቀስ ያሀል:”አማራን ከክልላቹህ አስወግዱ” ብለው ነበር::አልፈው ተርፈው ያሰራቸውን መንግስት በማመስገን ንሰሃ ሰለመግባታቸውም አስምተዋል::ይቅርታ ለአማራው ዚጋስ?

  17. Goytom
    | #17

    What is melese the devil going to do now? There must be something, othrwise, God forgive me no body cares about a sick dog like temirat. Clear all the prisons, let my people live in their God given rigts, siya, tmirat, …did not hurt us less than their good friend melse the psycho.

  18. Tamagnsew
    | #18

    ታምራት አነጋገሩ ለስለስ ያለ ነው ለመለስ ዘናዊ ሰላይ ለሆን ይችላልና ተጠንቀቁ::
    ለላ ስራ አይሰጡትም:: ነጠር ነጠር ማለቱን ከተወ መለስ በወሪ አቀባይነት ገንዝብ ለሰጠው ይችላል:: ተጠንቀቁ

  19. ይገርማል
    | #19

    ጎብዝ ይቅርታ ማድረግ እንልመድ እንጂ! ማንዴላ እንክዋን 400 እመት የጨቆኑትን ይቅር ብሎአል. አሁን የሚያስፈልገን ፍቅር ነው..

  20. KOKOBAY
    | #20

    you bukatam belay zeleke come and try to free teddy azmari or keep fating your azzzz hole hahahahaahahahahahahah tinbatam aheya.

  21. | #21

    Tamrat is one of the davel and if he was to be juged by real Ethiopians he and all T:P:L:Fmembers and their supporters they all are criminals who is responsible made Ethiopia Landloked.They are invaiders not Ethiopians and if they will continue to lead our motherland for longer it will be catastrofic for us.We have to fight againest the invaiders.Death for T:P:L:F(for the most ethnocentric narrow miended mafia and terrorist organization) and victory for Ethiopia.Free Tedy Afro.REmember they are not Ethiopians and they will never stopp hurting us.

  22. | #22

    Kokobay or the other cheerleader of Legesse Z., next time please write your address so I can send you a pam-pam and a mini skirt so you can cheer comfortably for the mafia boss from your stinking slamp. Let me remind about your former master Issayas: HE CREATED YOUR PRESENT OTHER MASTER AND HE WILL ERADICATE HIM; NO MATTER WHOSE BEHIND HE KISSES, BE IT DR.FRAZER, BLAIR, BUSH, OBAMA, OR OTHERS HIS DAYS AND YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED BECAUSE THE BLOOD STREAM OF ETHIOPIANS, SOMALIANS, ERITREANS WILL COME TO HAUNT YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Until then go ahead and cheer for the ugly monster of Adwa!

  23. yikerbelen
    | #23

    KOKOBAY, You are one of the most known adwa’s ignorants who do not know even your limite. you used to eat grasshopers before , now you are eating kitefo , which your parents have never seen in their life.AND I assure you , you will be chased by ethiopians and eritreans at any time. Eritreans have punished your ass very well and could punish if Ethiopians arrived at your un holly and stony place like badme, zalambessa and sheraro and saved you. But the time is changed , ethiopians from all corners will join their forces and punish your westren mecernary bosses for once and for all. You have nowhere to go. No single arab’s country will come and fight for your ass’s bosses as they did before for 17 years untill the evilest man on earth your leggesse zenawi arivved in minilik’s palace. Your agazes have refused to go and fight in Gonder, gojjam,wellega and ogaden and even in tegeray

  24. yikerbelen
    | #24

    the releasement the former melese’s trajon horse[ Tmarat layen] to kill Amhara should not be a big deal for ethiopians.One anti ethiopia’s unity arrested one anti ethiopia’s unity , and now one evile releaseed another evile. Tamrat is not even lucky enough to complete grade 12. He ran away bully to dedebit and arrived in addis bully, distabilize ethiopia bully, went to qality bully and finally came out from qality bully. the same bullshit. the crime pm melese’s calculation is show for obama that he is very good hearted man and democracy is going god, so there is no need to pass HR2003 in the future. that is melese’s last goal. the rest all those anti ethiopia’s foreign mecernaries are they same . they are decayed eggs.

  25. KOKOBAY
    | #25

    TO ALL OF YOU SONOF BICHS HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SONS OF ALULA TO BE FRETEN BY YOU BIG BULL.
    WE KNOW HOW TO KICK YOUR NASTY AZZZ FROME THE VERY BIGINNIG TILL NOW. BE IT ERITREA OR SOMALIA WHAT EVER THE SONS OF TIGRAY KNOWS HOW TO PANISH YOU HARD AGIN AND AGIN PLS GO AND ASK HESTORIAN. ONLY ONE AWRAGEA CALLED TENBEN RULED ALL ACROSS THE ABISINIA LAND INCLUDING THE DIQALA LAND OF ERITREA. THE KING HIS MAJISTY JON THE 4TH COMES FROM TENBEN WITH HIS ALL SOLDIERS AND NOW EMAGIN THE WHOLE PPL OF TIGRAY ARE WITH THE STRONGEST ARMY IN AFRICA WITH THE GREAT AGAZI. WHO HAVE THE GUT TO TEST THE ALL TIME HERO? CAN ANY ONE TELL ME WE ARE REDY TO FIGHT WOYANE?…. NONE B/S YOU GUYS ARE SIMPLY WEAK BOTH MANTALY AND MILITARLY SO PLS GO AND WASH YOUR OLD CAR HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    VIVA WOYANE OUR ENEMIS ARE CRYING LOUDLY AND THEY HAVE NO GUT NOR MORAL TO COME TO FIGHT YOU KIKIKIKIK WOOOOOOOF I LOVE TO SHOOT AND KILL AS MANY SHABIANS AND THIER POOR PUPPET SUPPORTERS LIKE EPPF THE OLD PARTY TO KILL IN MASS I AM CONFIDECE TO KILL THOES BUKATAMS. B/S THEY JUST CANT FIGHT THEY ARE SIMPLY TALKATIVE LIKE THIER WOMENS SHAME ON YOU LOOSERS.
    GOD BLESS THE STRONG ARMY IN AFRICA THE GREAT AGAZI AGAZI AGZI YOUR NIGHTMARE. HAHAHAHAHA. YOU ALL S”””k OUR TIGRAIAN D”””k.

  26. 1 ethiopia
    | #26

    First of all people like tamirat layne and fascist meles zanawe are not politician. They are here only to comate genocide against amhara. What make me so mad people like tamirat layne so called amhara joining fascist meles zanawe to comate genocide against his on people. I am not surprise about fascist meles he will do anything to kill the amhara since he has so much hate towered us. As little kid when fascist meles zanawe asked what he like to do when he group his answer was “when I group I will kill the amhara” no surprise here because fascist meles zanawe brainwashed by his hate full family. There is no cure for hate. So fascist meles zanawe and his supporters will never stop hating the amhara people till they got their exit visa from this world. I hope you know what I mean.

  27. wolikati
    | #27

    ኮኮባይ የሚሉሽ ወያኔ ምነው ብትተይን አሉላ ነኝ እያልሽ አገር ትሸጫለሽ ዲሞክራሲ ነኝ እያልሽ ትደበቂያለሽ; ጀግና ነኝ እያልሽ ትሮጫለሽ ሙስና ተዋጊ ነኝ እያልሽ ትዘርፊያለሽ:: ችግሩ በየቀኑ ማንነትሽን ማወቁ ነው እንጂ ሌላውን እንዃዓን እናውቀዋለን:: ሜዳ ላይ ፉክራሽን ተይና ነገ ደግሞ ቴድሮስ ነኝ ብላሽ እንዳታወናብጅ:: ወያኔ እንኳአን አሉላ የጣልያን ደርቡሽ አንኳን ይሻላል:: ለማያቅሽ ካልሆነ ጊዜሽን አታጥፊ እንደአስቀያሚ ሴት በሜካፐ ፊትሽን እየቀባሽ አምራልሁ ብለሽ እየባሰብሽ ነው የመጣው::እንደገና ተወለድኩ ብለሽ ሞክሪ ካማረብሽ::

  28. ከግዚው ተማሩ
    | #28

    የኤትዮፕያ አምላክ ገና ይፈርዳል :የአስራት ወልደየስ ደም

  29. Siead
    | #29

    http://www.eastafro.com/Post/2008/11/10/video-tigray-anti-meles-zenawi-rebels-tpdm-and-musicians/

    Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) is waging an armed struggle to remove the ruling (Meles Zenawi) from power. TPDM is operating in northern Ethiopia. The organization calls on all Ethiopians living in the country and abroad, opposition groups and the Ethiopian soldiers to stand alongside and give them their support in the struggle against the ruling (Meles Zenawi) in Ethiopian.

    http://www.eastafro.com/Post/2008/11/10/video-tigray-anti-meles-zenawi-rebels-tpdm-and-musicians/

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