Andragachew Tsgie and Elias Kifle are guilty, the Kangaroo court ruled .

April 6th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

EZ| April 05, 2007 In a remarkable precedent in Ethiopian legal history, the court in charge of the treason trial of CUD leaders, independent journalists and civil society members ruled today that Andargachew Tsgie, Mesfin Aman and Elias Kifle are guilty of outrage against the constitutional order even before they are given a chance to defend their case. Although both of them are tried in absentia, they still have a constitutional right to defend their case.[ Listen to the audio here ][audio:http://www.abugidainfo.com/Trial050407DW.mp3]


The court either dropped or dismissed the case against other defendants who are tried in diaspora including Tamagne Beyene, Negede Gobeze, Abreha Belai and Brehane Mewa.
Civil society leaders Daniel Bekele and Netsanet Demissie were also ordered to defend their case. Kassahun Kebede, however, was set free.
Ethiopia’s greatest civil rights advocate Professor Mesfin Woldemariam was also ordered to defend the charge of outrage against the constitutional order. The court reasoned that eventhough as a non-member of the CUD council he didn’t have collective responsiblity, professor Mesfin had made speeches advocating the dismantling of the constitutional order and institutions.
The Kangaroo trial continues Monday.

  1. Ad
    | #1

    So what r u going to do about it? Do you think we are lazy like u? We got to where we r b/c of hard work and sacrifise, what about u internet warriors? Nothing! hahahahha

  2. tezebt
    | #2

    We are proud of our cud ledars and indipadent journalist also, humanright activist the more wayane hit us we will strong than before. like pin.but soon or later we will get back our fredom by strong and true ethiopian who has vision.

  3. Lemma
    | #3

    They will be freed sooner or later not at will of Woyane but by fredom fighters of Ethiopia.

  4. Reppi
    | #4

    Ad
    What we are going to to do is send you and your banda askaris Legesse and tplf back to you barren land.Sure you are not lazy,your masters(the west) will not allow you to rest before you accomplish their mission.As far as Sacrifices, you are being paid for it by your masters so cry about to them.Open your eyes, you are nothing but a slave working hard for the west.

  5. | #5

    This is a pure justice , that is what I like a bout Ethiopia , no matter how mach enemy Despea’s try to bring bad image, the country keep on booming “¦”¦.
    EPRDF for ever”¦”¦..

  6. Curu Ethiopia
    | #6

    We all one to treat this worste wound.OH GOD you bless us.

  7. Bedele Beza
    | #7

    ad and ageazi
    Ageazi and Ad
    we know it is your day you can say what ever you like. But one thing you don’t understand is you are accomplishing evil man’s dream that is meles. we all ethiopians. we are brothers and sisters, democracy for ethiopia, will be benefitted for the whole ethiopian, tigrai will not be excluded from this benefit. How come you people get blind. please read about democracy and its benefit. do you think dr berhanu and eng.hailu want to reap off ethiopian people. i am sure u will get embarrass when you realise the meaning of democracy and u will embarsass when you realise CUD is strggling for the whole ethiopian people, again I have to say it, tigrai is not excluded. We told you thousands of times we love you! you are part of us. Any one can carry weapon and kill many people but that will not be permanent solution for our country. We need democracy for our country.
    if there is no democracy our country will not get better.

  8. geremew
    | #8

    To Bedele Beza,

    We all know that the democratic process STARTED BY EPRDF needs to be improved, if that was the main reason behined the rise of CUD, they could have joined the parlament and prove EPRDF wrong in the next election. Everybody knows that Bush lost the election to Gore but for the sake of the country they let him be.

    If you participated in an election, that means you have accepted the constitution of that country’and it’s logic that you respect them, but because of the hypocracy of CUD leaders and the people who pull the strings from Washington we are where we are now.

    If their main strugle was fro democracy they wouldn’t chant Tigre wede mekele, the thing that make me sick to my stomach is that when HAGER WEDAD tebiyewoch try to judge who is more Ethiopian and who is not.

    You may think that EPRDF is backward and all the other names you call them, they know how to play politics and they have waited and waited until CUD puts it self in deep shit by associating it self with forces that are againest the government and don’t you think that EPRDF WILL HAVE ALL THE LEGAL ARGUMENTS TO CONVICT THIS GUYS WITH TREASON?????????? I’M 100% SURE THAT THE CUD LEADERS KNEW THIS BUT THE “MIN YAMETALU” MENTALITY GOT THEM WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

    AND DON’T BULL SHIT ME WITH THE “WE LOVE YOU” TIGREWOCH CRAP, BECAUSE YOU DON’T LOVE THEM.

  9. Bedele Beza
    | #9

    geremew
    It is up to you what to beleive but keep in your mind what i said when the time comes you will understand what i said other wise i am wrong.

    we should not argue who should be in power, but the main point is any one who is in power should go through democratic ellection. Ethiopian’s problem is not who should be in power. It does not matter EPRDF,EPPF, OLF,CUD ETC… But ethiopian should vote for them and the winner should be in power.

    DO you know that for the sake of peace CUD agreed reconciliation and leave the power to meles until the next ellection? do you know that we are heading to the bloody war as a result of one insane man? i am not proud of carring a gun to kill you (my brother) it scares me. Carring a gun and killing people is not bravery especialy my own brothers. However insane meles pushing all ethiopian to carry gun and kill each other, it is inimminent

  10. kebede Ahemed Areru Megerssa
    | #10

    what i heard on the radio reported by the german radio amharic service contradicts your article. to my understanding all those accused in abesntia case is droped or found not guilty even it say they court found elias kifle guilty.

  11. fish
    | #11

    Mr. Geremew Did you ever see else where when the law changes over night except in woyanes parlament.Woyane changes the parlament procedure overnight and want the oposition to join the parlama. And you too did many things that i shouldn’t know or tell you therefore woyane does not have any legal also moral right le alone to rule but to exist in such a maner by killing and torturing innocent ppls, I don’t know you may enjoy it. I guess when some body stay in the bush for long time,missing significant amount of its youth, with out interacting with civilized society ,lose of sence of right and wrong and inhuman behavier, this kind of problems exist. May be they should seek some profesional help to ward their state of mind and social norm. Rather than denying it and take it on innocent ppls and being modern slave in the 21 century.

    regards

  12. geremew
    | #12

    Bedele Beza,

    Ethiopians are much more deciplined and God fearing people than your tiny mind could ever understand. Your posts are full of emotions but BADO when it comes to knowledge of the situation, you are just one of the victims that still to this day belive that CUD won the election and the victory was stollen from them….I don’t blame you because if your source of information is Abugida or ER, then you will definately think that way, I’m even scared not to be brain washed.

    TIGREANS WHO LIVE IN ADDIS VOTED FOR CUD BUT THEY NEVER TOUGHT THAT THE VERY POLITICAL PARTY THAT THEY VOTED FOR WOULD PUT THEIR CITIZENSHIP UNDER QUESTION, AND THEY NEVER TOUGHT THAT THEY WILL HEAR THOSE “KOSHASHA MEFEKROCH” ON THE STREETS OF ADDIS.

    THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO THAT YOU ARE DREAMING ABOUT IS SIMPLY NOT GONNE HAPPEN!!!!! YOU FEEL ME!!!!EVER!

    I’LL TELL YOU THIS, HALF OF MY FAMILY VOTED FOR CUD AND HALF FOR EPRDF…..WEL ARE WE GOING TO KILL EACHOTHER JUST BECAUSE CUD SAID IT’S GONNE BE “ELKIT, METELALEK, TORINET”???????? OR AM I SUPPOSED TO IGNORE THOSE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY WHO VOTED FOR EPRDF WHEN THEY ARE IN NEED??????? OR AM I SUPPOSED TO CALL THEM “BANDA”?

    NOBODY IS GOING TO FEEL INTIMIDATED BY THIS KIND OF “CYBER FUKERA” WE HAVE BEEN HEARING IT FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS SO LET THE “ELKIT” BE FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR LIKES, WE ETHIOPIANS ARE “CHEWA” AND GOD FEARING PEOPLE.

    MELKAM FASIKA

  13. fish
    | #13

    Geremew I know it is your job. What did you do to the tigrees who have voted to CUD you know,all are killed or disapeared. Let me tell you ignorant i grew up in Mesgid area and i know what is going on. CUD never declare war but in the contrary you got paranoid because you know what you have commited aginst the innocent ppls and afraid of the repurcution, that it. If you think you are clean you don’t need to afraid of the mass. ” Hizbe yedebekewen manim ayawetawem behezeb fit yalefewen gen manim ayeresawem”

    So the time will come and every budy will get according to his did.

    Peace be upon you Geremew.

    fsih

  14. geremew
    | #14

    Fish,
    Gorwing up around Mesgid area didn’t helped you see the intention behined all that drama, I grew up around Habtegiorgis which is not far away from Mesgid,
    But I guess LEHULUM time will tell.

    At the same time Ethiopia will continue to rise with or without you guys and please don’t waste your time trying to make a big deal out of this drama cuz Ethiopia has lost much more precious peaople than your CUD leaders.

    Ethiopia have after this one more hurdel to jump which is SHABIA, after that the road ahead is paved and Ethiopia will gain her rightfull place in the world not as a symbol of hunger and poverty but as developed and proud nation.

    Peace B on U 2.

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