Birtukan Temporarily Placed With Two Inmates – Abugida Source from Addis

June 16th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

Following an incident last Tuesday at Kality prison, sources indicate that Birtukan has been placed with two other female inmates. (more…)

Following an incident last Tuesday at Kality prison, sources indicate that Birtukan has been placed with two other female inmates. According to reliable sources, an undisclosed incident occurred in Birtukan’s cell which caused her to react in a way that is inconsistent with her usual calm and peaceful manner. Sources indicated that there was a great deal of screaming and shouting coming from the area where Birtukan was being kept in solitary confinement. Prison guards were seen physically holding her and restraining her movement. Abebe Zemichael, the head of the Kaliti prison administration, was called to the scene. He called for a medical team which arrived and gave her medical treatment. The nature of the treatment was not disclosed, but sources said that she appeared dazed, confused and unable to speak after treatment by the medical team.

For the past six months, the only people allowed to visit Birtukan have been her mother and four year old daughter. Her lawyer has been prevented from seeing her. Birtukan has been kept in a room by herself without daily human contact. After Birtukan learned of the worldwide demonstrations on her behalf on the radio and thanked her supporters, officials took away her radio. She has few books to read.

Information received over the weekend indicates that Birtukan has been temporarily transferred from solitary confinement and placed in a room with two other female inmates. Sources indicate that Birtukan has been psychologically tortured while in solitary confinement over the past six months, and that last Tuesday’s incident is likely related to the extreme psychological torture she has faced since her imprisonment. According to one prison official who asked to remain anonymous, he does not know why Birtukan is put in isolation. He said, “We keep only violent and dangerous criminals by themselves.” Asked why Birtukan was not allowed to have more visitors after she got permission from a court twice, the source said that prison officials do what they are told by their superiors even if the courts order something different.

Birtukan was picked up on the street last December and taken to prison to do a life term because she allegedly denied receiving a pardon. She was never given an opportunity to challenge her case in court.

  1. teddy
    | #1

    hey, i read about this on addis admass online newspaper

  2. h.a
    | #2

    Their are reports of raping female inmated, i would not be serprised if they try to violate her, these gaurds are trained dogs, we don’t know how much she can possible put up, i would pray god protect her.It is possible they will try to break her spirit.

  3. ይሁን
    | #3

    God always been with you and will always be. We all hold you close to our hearts. You are the Invaluable daughter of Ethiopia. Keep it up.

  4. seifu
    | #4

    Those woyanne bastard we, ethiopian will come after you. you are torturing our liberity lady. We, ethiopian will tortur you for life.

  5. Dagnafelagie
    | #5

    I think we all need to decide to die or to live. Allowing such things to happen against such innocent/powerless people is unacceptable. Let us decide to act (physically) against woyanes and woyane supporters. Let us start shotting them down!

  6. Kinde Tenkara
    | #6

    Hello Wegen, Let us come together and Speed up our fight against the cruel Woyane. There are cases happend on tens of Thousands of innocent Prisoners in Ethiopia like Birtukan- Ethiopians MANDELLAA!!
    Death for Meles Zenawi and his bloody military Junta….!!!!!!

  7. gerum
    | #7

    Lets keep talking Peaceful strugel while Birtukan is sufferng in jail

  8. Dinka
    | #8

    Indeed!!! I second everything the above three commentators. Meles is doing everything animal he promised to do; after the last electon robbing people’s vote “Abesha ayastelachehum,ferenj Aystlachehum”meaning, no Ethiopian(African)nor the white man will not save You that is what he said .Gobez we have come so far by exposing,demonstrating… let’s not loose sight with what we are doing.Thanks Abugida and similar web forums for being voice to the voicless.Birtukan is one of a kind and I hope we will have more Birtukans.

  9. peace
    | #9

    The evil weyane gangsters in arat killo can do what ever on her, which we can’t even imagine, becuase they don’t have human nature.We all the victims have to unite and fight strongly to srow the cancers of eastafrica in to dust pin.

  10. Eshetu
  11. andelenatu
    | #11

    the TPLF continue to unleash its atrocities againest the ethiopian people.god knows what happend to brtukan medekesa onthe hand of tplf caderes in prison in addis ababa.i hope and pray they didnt violated her in prison. down with the brutal regime of tplf gang in addis ababa.the opposition specially her party must call for her release and ask for international organization to interfir.the ethiopian people struggle for democracy will prevail.

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  13. tafa
    | #13

    it is very disturbing to read informaton like this.and i have to say this for woyane officials”what goes around comes round”,the truth will eventually comeup.birtukan we love you,and you are always going to be remembered in ethiopian history ,and your strength is a motivation for anybody who have a clear and balanced conseious unlike blind woyane supporters.i hope one day you yourself judge those who locked you up

  14. Belay
    | #14

    Birtukan is a”Leader“ with prison experience

  15. Belay
    | #15

    Ay Birtukan ,Ewnet God is great Those who killed true Ethiopiand will be esposed themselves who they are ”nonsence”un wise who don’t know what to do

  16. lema
    | #16

    WHAT IS OBAMA DOING ABOUT THIS ATROCITY?

    So sad!!!

  17. Anonymous
    | #17

    @Dagnafelagie
    you are coward you don’t have a stomach.

  18. chi
    | #18

    @Dagnafelagie
    coward! you don’t have a stomach to do what you said.

  19. luisazit
    | #19

    It agree, rather useful idea

  20. Anonymous
    | #20

    I am disurbed and shocked by this tragic news,but I am more angry and would do anything in my power to take the blind and arrogant monkey(#14 and his/her likings) to my grave.You think you willn`t be identified, but there is always a way to know who you are and we will hunt you down!!
    For my Heroine,Birtukan Mediksa don`t worry we shall over come!!!!!!!

  21. simon
    | #21

    Where is our courageous sprit? Is that win by woynie devil sprit. Please stand our freedom, stand to save our heroic from Melesse and Bereket ruthless regime.We are victim on selifish vairous not think other innocent peole. God with our innocent and heroic prisoners Birtukan and Tediafro etc.

  22. bubu
    | #22

    Tell Andinet North America stop candle light vigil and fight the real fight with the facist Meles regime. Vigil never help the freedom of Burte. Don’t misuse resources and money for unnecessary things. Just speak the language of TPLF.

  23. Ahmed
    | #23

    OUR BELOVED LEADER JUDGE BERTUKAN THE TIME FOR JUSTICE IS ON THE WAY AND THE TIME FOR THE DEDEBIT ANIMALS TO PAY THE PRICE FOR THEIR DEMON DEEDS IS NEAR BELIEVE ME THERE IS NO SAFE HAVEN FOR THESE KEMALAM WONBEDES ETHIOPIANS WILL PUT THEM IN A CAGE WITH GORILLAS SO THAT ANIMAL LOVING PEOPLE SPIT AND PUT THEIR SHOES ON THEIR HEADS AND WE WILL HONOUR OUR BELOVED LEADER WORLD WIDE WITH ETHIOPIANS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE

    LET THE ALMIGHTY BE WITH YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE OUR QUEEN

  24. ethiopian
    | #24

    What a shame Ethiopia has faced as a women I feel helpless and very upset ………..

  25. AKLESIA
    | #25

    THE UGLY PRIMATE FROM 4 KILO WILL BE HANGED DOWN LIKE MUSOLLINI WHERE MILLIONS OF ETHIOPIANS PARTYING AND BEFORE HE IS BEING HANGED HE HAS TO SEE DIFFERENT EYE TO EYE PUNSHMENTS I THINK HE HAS THE CAPSEL IN HIS POCKET COS HE KNOWS WELL THAT ETHIOPIANS WANTS TO SEE THIS MONSTER IN PIECES AND OUR SUNSHINE JUDGE BERTUKAN WILL GET WHAT SHE DESERVES THE THRONE

  26. Anonymous
    | #26

    አይዞሽ ብርቱካን ትንሽ ቀን ነው የቀረሽ

  27. Abiye Teklemariam
    | #27

    Dear Editor,
    After reading your news, I tried to verify the information. It is true that there was a lot of screaming and shouting coming from Birtukan’s cell, but it was one of the two prisoners living with Birtukan – not Birtukan herself – who made the noise. A medical treatment was adminstered to this prisoner.

  28. T
    | #28

    Ato Abiye,

    What prisoners, exactly? Wasn’t she in “solitary” confinement?

  29. Dag
    | #29

    Bubu,
    You are right bring it on. Let us fight until we all phase out.
    Abiye,
    Thanks for the information. At least you know how to comfort others

  30. BIRI
    | #30

    Birtukan-3GENERATIONS OF PRISONERS(PROF N AYELE)
    http://ethiopolitics.com/news_1/20090617945.html

  31. Tesfay
    | #31

    I hope Birtukan wiil be realse soon or later,but who will speak for the thousands of femals sitting in Ethiopian jails.Let us fight for those femals that been abused in all over Ethiopian jails.

  32. ግርማ
    | #32

    What is the Ethiopian people waiting for? Is it until Woyane kills his immediate family? What are the so-called opposition parties doing there? Are they still expecting or hoping for EPRDF to learn from its mistake and be democrat? How is this hard to understand unless they want to sale us again?!

  33. Truth
    | #33

    The one and the only, Birtukan, is suffering to death for the good of the Ethiopian people. what we have to ask ourselves is “What are we doing to help millions of ehtiopians who are crying for help?”
    My brothers and sisters talk is cheap let’s unite together and topple these idiots who are drunk with the blood and money of poor ethiopians.
    Too late to talk my beloved people action is the order of the day. Start from your Hodam freind who enjoy the tear, sweat and blood of ehtiopians.

  34. Abiyu Belew
    | #34

    Oh God! you make me crazy and I was shocked and suffered with fear.
    I tried to collect information from her/mine lawyer Mr.Tesfaye but he didn’t respond his phone. I’ll release the information asap.
    But from other sources as Mr. Abiy T. explained the shout was from her cell but was not her. The treatment also given not to Ms. Birtukan

    I think the main target of Woyane could be to torture and breaking her silence/confidence by putting her with the mad inmates. Therefore, we have to shout for her before her shouts as they planned.

    Please everybody pray for her to be safe under God’s protection.

  35. ayele
    | #35

    @Ahmed
    you fool you got respect when this government came to power. Now you are ganging up with people who treated you as second class citizen because of your beliefs.

  36. Tareek
    | #36

    It will pass, things happen in time, but true justice will come from tha All mighty alone. It’s hard for the present murderers and torturers to learn from the past. They’re blinded, illusioned and desperate. Let’s try to keep our faith and hope on the One who is able, Pray to God while trying every action possible wisely and without too much emotion

  37. al-Busji Criminal
    | #37

    “No matter how long the night is the day will come”. Yes it will come that day will come. That time we will ask meles about all these things. But inorder to bring that day very soon, let us stand together and fight against meles.

  38. Sara
    | #38

    They are killing her systematically. The incident could be a rape or psychological breakdown. Meles Zenawi is capable of crimes other Ethiopians wouldn’t even think about.

  39. tenes
    | #39

    what eles left what is habesha waiting for up to when this atrocity do we let weyane to contiune and whose gone liberate us if not our self

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