HUMAN RIGHTS UPDATE FROM ETHIOPIA – By ANAASO

February 24th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

European Union Special Envoy met with Andinet/UDJ leaders: affirmed commitment for the release of Birtukan Mideksa. (more…)

European Union Special Envoy met with Andinet/UDJ leaders: affirmed commitment for the release of Birtukan Mideksa.

Olaria Mosseti, special envoy and human rights and good governance of the European Union member of leadership met with Andinet/UDJ leaders Dr. Yacob Hailemariam and Temesgen Zewde to look in to ways of securing Birtukan Mideksa. The two sides deliberated on the illegal imprisonment and inhuman treatment of Birtukan. The chairwoman of the main opposition political party (Andinet/UDJ) in Ethiopia was arbitrarily arrested on December 29, 2008 and has been in solitary confinement at the notorious Kaliti Prison since then. The UDJ leaders expressed their grave concern on the limited pressure from the European Union and called up on the organization for meaningful and effective measures.

Special Envoy Olaria Mosseti promised to conduct a multi-faceted approach to secure the release of Ms. Birtukan. The Special Envoy raised the importance of coordinating efforts with the American government. Olaria indicated that the Ethiopian government is set to report human rights condition at the Geneva based Human Rights Commission this coming April. The EU representative underlined that the Ethiopian government is expected to send a representative and give answers to the human rights violations reported in Ethiopia. It is worthwhile to remember that the Meles Zenawi regime refused to send a delegate to a similar invitation in a previous year when they knew the EU election observer mission chief in the 2005 controversial Ethiopian Election, Ana Gomes, was scheduled to be one of the speakers. To the embarrassment of the regime, the Ethiopian Foreign Minister blatantly accused the Honorable Ana Gomes of working to topple down his government. It is to be seen if the regime is going to apply the same lame excuse.

Local Non-Governmental human rights organizations and international human rights savvy organizations like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International repeatedly accused the Ethiopian government for gross human rights violations, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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  1. gone
    | #1

    የአውሮፓ ህብረት ጥርስ የለሽ አንበሳ ነዉ ዋጋ የለዉምዞር ብሎይረዳል

  2. Robele Ababya
    | #2

    Let us keep the icon young Judge in our prayers at the same time intensifying our struggle for her release.

  3. ግሩም ተሾመ
    | #3

    እባካችሁን ለምንድን ነው የወ/ሪት ብርትኩዋን ሚደቅሳ ዜናዎችም ይሁን ፅሁፍ ሲዘጋጅ ፎቶግራፎቹን የሚያምር የምታረጉት ?አሁን እስቲ በዚህ ፅሁፍ ላይ ያለው ፎቶ የወያኔ ቃሊቲ እስር ቤት ነው ወይስ የሚያምረው የኖርዌይ እስር ቤት?መልሱን ለናንተው ::

  4. WEGESHAW
    | #4

    ይድረስ ለመለስ በረከት ስብሃትና ቡድናችሁ;በዛረው እለት የቻርለስ ተይለር ሶስት ጨካኝ ነፍሰ ገዳይ ኮማንደሮች ለፍርድ ወደ አለም ፍርድ ቤት “Hague” ወርደው ከዱሮው መሪአቸው ቻርለስ ጋር ተዋህደዋልና አስቡበት አደራ!
    ንጽኡህዋንና እውነተኝኣዋን ብርትኩዋን ሚደቅሳን ደግሞ ለጊዘውም ቢሆን ለራሳችሁ ፋታ ማግኝአ ቢረዳችሁ ከእስር ፍትዋት::ሆኖም ግን የአለምን የሰው መብት መከበር ድርጅቶችን ስራ አካሄድ ስናየው የነ ቻርለስ ቴለር ጎረበት መሆን እንደማይቀርላችሁ ነው;ስለዚህ ምናለ እግረመንገዳችሁን መንግስቱን ከዝምባብወ ይዛችሁ “Hgue” በሰላም ብትገቡ? ከመንግስቱ ጋርም በአውሮፕላን ስትጓዙ አደራ እንዳትደባደቡ:እሱም እንደናንትው ጭአካኝ ነፍሰ አጥፊ ቢሆንም ሃገሩን ይወዳልና ለምን ኢትዮጵያ ሕኣገረን መነገጅኣ አደረጋችሁ ብሎ አፍንጭኣ አፍንጭኣችሁን እንዳይላችሁ ይሁን:ምክኒያቱም መንግስቱ “እናንተ ላይ መውጥኣት” ይወድ እንደነበር ሰልጥኣን ላይ በነበረበት ጊዘ በተለቭዥን ያናፋብን ነበርና ነው::እናንተም የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ተትረፍርፍኦት በከፍትኝኣ እድገት ላይ ነው እያላችሁ ንጭ ውስታችሁን እያላዘናችሁና እያናፋችሁብን ትገኝኣላችሁ;ምነው 12 ሚሊዮን ህዝብ መራቡን አለም እያወቀው እናንተ ዘነጋችሁት? ለምን የህዝቡን ረሃብ በናንተ በጥጋብ የተሰወረ አይናችሁ ታይኡታላችሁ? በሃገሪቱስ ሰላምና ደኢሞክራሲስ ሰፍንዋል ስትሉስ በሙሉ አፍ ትንስም ቢሆን አታፍሩም? አይ ገብቶኝኣል የጭኣት ምርቃና ማብዛታችሁ ይስማልና በብዥታ የምትቀላምዱት መሆኑ ይገመታል:: ለማንኝኣውም አሜሪካ የጝንታናሞን እስር በት ዘግታለችና ለራሳችሁ ስትሉ እናንትም በኢትዮጵያ የፈጠራችሁትን ግዋንታናሞች;ማለትም “የብር ስለቆ ጉአንታናሞ” “የደደሳን ጉአንታናሞ” “የዝዋዩን ጉዋንታናሞ” “በትግራይ እሰር በት የሚገኙትን ጉዋንታናሞች” “በ አዲሳባ የቃሊቲንና የማእከላዊን ጉዋንታናሞዎች” ፍቱና ህዝቡ ነጽኣ ዪውጥኣ! ኣልገባችሁም እንጂ እናንትው እኮ በሰራችሁ ከሁሉም ጉዋንታናሞች በበለጠውና በምቹው ግዋንታናሞ “በምኒሊኩ ቤተመንግስት ግዋንታናሞ” በታንክ ታጥራችሁ ነው የምትኖሩት:: ኣይ ይሀንንስ ኑሮ አንበለው;ሃብቱ ለምኔ? ዬሕሊና እስረኝኣ ሆኜ ከምኖር? እንደ ሃገረ ድሃ ያገኜሁትን በልቼ በጥሩ እንቅልፍ ባድርስ? ለዚህ ነው የተከበራችሁትን የሃገር መሪዎች ለመምከር የደፈርኩት:: እግዝእትነ ማርያም ምህረቱን ትስጣችሁና እውነት ነው የምላችሁ ከ “ምኒሊኩ ቤተመንግስት ግዋንታናሞ የፍርሃትና የእንቅልፍ ማጥኣጥ ኑሮ በ”Hague” እስር ቤት ቢያንስ ጥሩ እንቅልፍ እየተኝኣችሁ ጊዘአችሁን ብትጠብቁ አይሳልም? አንድ ችግር በ”Hague” ቢኖር ጭኣት ማስገባት አለመቻሉ ነው:: አይዙአችሁ እናንተ እዚያ ድረሱልን እንጂ እኝኣ እዚህ ነገሩ ባይፈቀድም እንደምንም ብለን በኢትዮጵያዊነት ጭእዋነት ጭኣቱን እንደምንም ብለን ደብቀን አልፎ አልፎ እናስመረቅናችሁዋለን:: በሉ እንግዲህ በሰላም ይግጠመን: ለመንግስቱ እዚያው ዝምባብወ ስትደርሱ የከበረ ሰላምታዬን አቅርባችሁ ግጥም አርጋችሁ ሳሙልኝ:: ቀዽምኣችሁም አዲሳባ ካመጣችሁትም የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ እስየው ብሎ ተቀብሎ በቃሊቲ ከቀልቤሳ ጋር እንዲገናኝኡ ያደርጋልና ናፍቆታቸውን ይወጥኣሉ:: በሉ እንግዲህ ወደ Hague በሰላም ውረዱ::

  5. Kedir Ousman
    | #5

    I had been expecting the UDJP to call or organize domestic strikes or protests to demand the release of W/T Birtukan Mideksa. As I had read, the party has promised and declared its intenstion to organize a public rally or gathering to demand her release. This same party claims to be the legal heir to the former Kinijit but is not showing any thing in action to convince many of its critics and the public. The former Kinijit raised significant national and democratic issues which were meant to advance democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The UDJP seems to have dumped the points of Kinijit and is making behind the door dealings to take part in Meles Zenawi`s fake elections. The disagreement within the party (as reported by Awramba times) over its recent move to join groups who have been the pillars of Meles Zenawi`s ethnic dictatorship in the past 18 years are to be expected. Some of the leaders of the UDJP like ato Temesgen Zewdie and Dr. Yacob Hailemariam have a favorable orientation to the weyanne regime. Dr. Yacob had been handpicked and asked by the weyanne regime to work as a prosecutor against the officials of the derge regime. The weyannes choose any person for any official responsibility or task after having evaluated and studied the person`s favorable orientation or view towards them. Besides, this gentle man has come back home to to invest and make money. As long as I know his poultry business is thriving. It is really difficult to accept the view that one can be be part of the genuine oppositon and run profitable businesses under the weyanne controlled Ethiopia. In one palk session at ECADF, one lady asked Dr. Berhanu Nega how he can be credible with his leadership role in genbot7 when his wife is running big business in Ethiopia. An apparently irritated Dr. Berhanu staggered and stumbled in his response to this critical question.
    This is all to say that we should clearly and seriously examine and scrutinize the backgrounds,connections (past or present) interests and motives of all politicians before we endorse and support them.

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