Dr. Meknonnen Bishaw passed away

February 22nd, 2007 Print Print Email Email

EMF | February 21st, 2007

Dr. Mekonnen Bishaw Ethiopia’s most respected figure, Dr. Meknonnen Bishaw passed away today at 5:30 in Hospital. A funeral ceremony of Dr. Meknonnen Bishaw will be held in Minnesota, source close to his family said.

Dr. Meknonnen Bishaw had undergone some major intestinal surgery and was under medical care in the hospital, sources added. Meknonnen was one of the 42 professors who were summarily dismissed by the Meles regime from Addis Ababa University. He was the first person to rebuff and withdraw from the TPLF’s tribal-based administration and was a long-standing defender of human rights in Ethiopia.

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