Senators Feingold and Leahy Called on Secretary of State Rice to intervene on the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Chairperson Birtukan Mideksa – Abugida

January 13th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

United States Senior Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Senior Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont wrote a letter to Secretary of States Condoleezza Rice, demanding the intervention of the United States State Department on the Immediate and Unconditional release of the currently illegally incarcerated UDJ’s Chairwoman Birtukan Mideksa.


United States Senior Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Senior Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont wrote a letter to Secretary of States Condoleezza Rice, demanding the intervention of the United States State Department on the Immediate and Unconditional release of the currently illegally incarcerated UDJ’s Chairwoman Birtukan Mideksa.

Our sources from congress informed us that the letter was sent to Madam Secretary this evening and will be made public very shortly.

Our sources revealed that, the two Senators expressed their sever dismay and disappointment of the reckless, illegal and undemocratic action taken by the Ethiopian Government. The letter states that the State Department is duty bounded to assure American Tax Payers Money should not be used for the tyrannical deeds of despotic governments.

It is to be recalled Congressman Donald Payne also released a statement of the same sort telling the Ethiopian Government “to uphold democratic values or face the fate of Mengistu H/Mariam”.

Both Senators and the Congressman, along with their other colleagues in office have been staunch supporters of the struggle for freedom, justice and democracy in Ethiopia.

UDJ Support Group of North America is very grateful for the immediate actions they take and has expressed the same on behalf of the People of Ethiopia on a Thank You Letter to Congressman Donald Payne. The same will follow to Senators Feingold and Leahy, and we urge all Ethiopians to do the same.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D – VT)
433 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-4242
Fax: (202) 224-3479

Senator Russell Feingold (D-W)
506 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-4904
(202) 224-5323
Fax (202) 224-2725

Congressman Donald Payne (D-NJ)
2310 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3436
Fax: (202) 225-416

  1. | #1

    It is a good news Abugida Thank you Senators Time is ran out Woyanes. free our Liberty Burtukan.

  2. mama
    | #2

    please dont waste your time on trash news.
    If the Ethiopian people dont need Birtukan Mideksa,ther is nothing you false senators can do.
    Birtukan is a betrayal of the Ethiopia people when she stand againest THE POPULAR PEOPLE PARTY KINIJIT.
    Long live Ethiopia!

  3. wow
    | #3

    Wow Great news! thanks ABUGIDA we should continue our struggle until Devils removed from our country!!
    God Bless Ethiopia!!!
    GBU Birtukan Mideksa!!!
    GBU Teddy Afro!!
    Death for weyanes!!

  4. wow
    | #4

    Dont forget Jan 14 Demonstration!!

  5. Moges
    | #5



  6. Fikru
    | #6



  7. Yuya
    | #7

    Mama : The news is not trash but you and your advices are.I wish there is a mecanism to stop you and the likes of you, who do not know what you are segesting,from writting on any blog.I advise you to go to school and break your self out of deep ignorance you are inundated in;Denkoro.

  8. BIRI
    | #8

    That is as expected-Birtukan has become the symbol of anti-tyranny struggle!! Her case has generated a level of cooperation among Ethiopians and international community that has never been seen in Ethiopian politics in recent years.
    The illegality of the TPLF/EPRDF regime has been shown with no qualification on the eve of President-elect Barack Obama’s confirmation ceremony on January 20, 2009.
    We should build on this golden opportunity to consolidate the push against the repressive regime of Meles Zenawi.
    Birtukan will prevail! Ethiopia will prevail!!


  9. JY
    | #9

    Zenawi and his cronies are absolutely running of time. Justice for our great leader Birtuken Medeksa.

  10. ራስ
    | #10

    የወያኔ የውጭ ፖሊሲ እርዳታ ልመና;; ሰለሰባውነት መብት ደግም ሲመልስ, እሥርቤቴን አትዩ ይላል:: ዘንድሮም በፕሮግረሲፍ ምእት አመት ከሶማል የወታደራዊ ፖለትካዊ ውድቀቱ ቀጥሎ ሁሉን ነገሬን ወደ ተቃዋሚው ጎራ ክተት ብያለሁና በቴሬርዝም ሰም ዝም በሉ ማለቱ ነው?

  11. | #11

    I wish this time is gonna be serious on crime minster.

  12. | #12

    The majority Ethiopians living in their homeland have agreed that she has made a huge mistake in the politics arena and for her it is not a mature politics to experiences.We still need a strong and determine stand for the common interest not to grab power with out organized the party.


  13. Robele Ababya
    | #13

    The icon Judge Birtukan is a leader made in Heaven with noble mision to exterminate tyranny from our beloved motherland Ethiopia in which freedom of the individual shall be respected,democracy shall flourish, equality for all shall be ensured.
    The two senior Senators did the right thing; their principled initiative shall bolster Ethio-USA relations.

  14. gobena
    | #14

    mama and Abamella;
    Sew-bella Awirewoch!!! Budda woyanne!!

  15. gobena
    | #15

    Kizenam Wushetam!! ” Eyesheshu Jegininet alle ende??”
    Weradda!Ye Ethiopian sim atefachihu.Ye Tarik attela!

  16. gash Tesfa
    | #16

    Action speaks more than words.
    We will see what will hapen.
    The dictator and his cronys will
    Birtukan has wrote history in Ethiopian
    poletics. History will gudge.
    Those who are on the forfront will be the last.

    Long live Ethiopian strugle for freedom.

  17. TESFU
    | #17


  18. me
    | #18


    those senators just want your votes. there is nothing you will be getting from them.

  19. Girma Dessalegn
    | #19

    Every body has the right to express his/her opinion in every subjects. If the opinion does not go with you, please state your standing on the issue and try to show the weakness of the preveious suggestions in a gentle and intelectual manner. There should not be bad words or insults in your comments. This is a very shortcoming we have and could not avoid it for years. For Heaven sake, please avoid usage of such nasty words. If you can’t, avoid youself from computers.

  20. Kidane
    | #20

    Dear Aba Mela (the famous TPLF spy on PalTalk)

    I read your retarded comment and I am a believer that even a crazy TPLF dog deserves a civilized response at time.

    Aba Mela
    Abugida is not a crying place for the retarded TPLF bandits who made their living by spying on Diaspora movement for their TPLF masters. I suggest you go back to where you truly belong i.e. Civility Room on Pal Talk and thus dedicated for wild donkey

    Aba Mela -I realize why you and the likes of all the cadres are in high alert and panic in recent weeks because all things must come to an end. Your tribal master Meles and co is about to test the bitter sweet of humiliation in front of 75 millions of Ethiopian

    To all TPLF parasite cadres I have news for you:
    Not only Birtukan and Teddy Afro but all Political prisoners will be free soon
    All TPLF members, accomplices, and their cadres will be sent to jail and justice will be served

    We Have Said Enough Is Enough !

  21. Melese
    | #21

    Yes,We say Enough is ENOUGH.NO More Melese.,

    | #22

    Unity Says:

    Please……… Ethiopians we expect solution from UNITY and not from EU, US or UN. They are responsible for allowing this dictstor to divide us, loot, and become generational enemies of Ethiopians in particular and the horn in general.

    Let’s UNITE and join EPPF or Ginbot 7!


  23. | #23


    Are u a parking attendant or yellow cub driver?

  24. Yinegal
    | #24

    Aba Mela
    For GOD sake what different does taht make please whether Kidane is a parking attendant or a yellow cub driver. If that is the Abe mela I know, wow you are hurting you self badly. Let us come to our mind! Let us be civilised.

  25. berhanu
    | #25

    its time we throw the garbage we out

  26. berhanu
    | #26

    woyane scum of the earth
    go back to the cave u crowl from or we will send u back with no head like ur fagot ancestor

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