Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Female Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia being murdered, raped

ESAT News  November 26, 2013
The situation in Riyadh is hopeless say Ethiopians residing in Saudi Arabia that ESAT spoke to. An Ethiopian, who resides in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said to ESAT that she has witnessed the killing of two Ethiopian women in a place called Mekreyement, Shababiya by Saudi military vehicles. Another Ethiopian lady on her part said that another lady had died hit by an iron while talking to Saudi soldiers. The hand of another Ethiopian lady has been severed. Other Ethiopians have said that there are so many atrocities that are even worse than this.
Over 50 vehicles have been parked for the past 17 days carrying Ethiopians that are waiting to be repatriated voluntarily. The passengers dine and carry out their sanitation around the buses hence polluting the area.  Children are being infected by contagious diseases, according to eyewitnesses.
This crisis has also affected documented Ethiopians living in Saudi Arabia. They say they are finding it very difficult to be employed although they have all the necessary legal requirements fulfilled.
Although unverified, the Ethiopian government has claimed that it has repatriated over 20,000 Ethiopians and the number Ethiopians still concentrated in Menfah Camp in Riyadh is overfull.

source : EthioFreedom

Monday, 18 November 2013

Wounded in Addis, finished off in Riyadh

From China to Ethiopia and from Belarus to Saudi Arabia, there is no shortage of repressive regimes in the world. In general, repressive societies are defined as exerting pervasive state control over daily life, banning free speech and political opposition, and practicing severe human rights violations. All of these attributes describe the Ethiopian regime from head to toe, but the TPLF regime in Ethiopia has many more attributes that makes it the worst of the worst. Oppressive regimes don not hate their country, yet the Ethiopian regime does. Even though oppressive regimes kill their citizens for a variety of reasons, they don’t kill out of hatred. The TPLF regime in Ethiopia hunts and kills people that it really hates. Almost all countries of the world, authoritarian or egalitarian, show the utmost concern and respect for their citizens who immigrate to other countries. Ethiopia is visibly different; it is really different, so much so, that the Ethiopian embassies throughout the world (including Saudi) are happily opened for certain kind of people and are inhospitable and closed for everybody else.

In recent years, the oil rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its growing economy has been a magnet for migrant workers from Ethiopia and other poor countries of Africa and Asia. Although Ethiopian migrant workers have constantly been harassed, abused and treated like a plug horse by their Saudi employers and the police, many young Ethiopians who have been denied opportunities in their native country, have considered Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Arab states as much better and attractive destinations for hope and better life.
The Ethiopian regime which has a fiduciary responsibility of creating domestic employment has in fact facilitated the migration of young Ethiopians to Saudi and other Gulf States, and its corrupted officials have benefited from this immoral act of “legal human trafficking”. This total neglect of Ethiopians by their own government on one side, and the abundant supply of cheap Ethiopian labor on the other, has encouraged some savage Saudis into believing that they either own or have full control over the migrant workers who work and live with them. As a result, domestic employers, local gangs and the youth mob have assaulted, abused, gang raped, mutilated and even killed helpless Ethiopian migrant workers.
When the Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) saw the persecution to which his followers were subjected to in Mecca, he told them to find safe haven in Ethiopia (aka Abyssinia at the time). His followers trusted their trustworthy leader, and they fled to Ethiopia where they enjoyed the unmatched hospitality of the Ethiopian people. The year was 615 AD, It was the First Hijra (migration); and Ethiopia was its destination. As he would never forget the hospitality and generosity of the Ethiopians, the Prophet Mohammed said: “Abyssinia is a land of justice in which no one is oppressed”
Well, today, 1398 years after the First Hijra, two things have changed dramatically. Ethiopia, hailed as the land of justice by the Prophet, is now the symbol of brutality in Africa. And on the other side, Saudi Arabia, the very land of the Prophet and the Holy Land of Islam, has become the land of acute brutality. Ironically, the victims of this brutality are none than the very people that extended their warm hands to the very first migrants of Islam. In the year 615 AD and thereafter, the people and government of Ethiopia showed their utmost hospitality and love towards the first immigrants of Islam. Today, one of the most repressive and brute regimes in the world, the Saudi regime, is returning the favor with absurdity, brutality, and outright inanity.

I hope the Saudi government understands that there is a fine line between tightening its immigration policy and ill-treating and killing immigrants – I only hope because as brute and as injudicious as the Saudi government is, it is never right and it has never been right on anything related to justice, freedom, and human right. Did I say human rights? Oh! Yes, and it does not get more tangled or meshed than this. The Saudi government is known for its sever human rights violations, and Ethiopia is no better if it is not worse. Many young Ethiopians leave their home land and head to Saudi for two main reasons: employment discrimination and lack of opportunity, and lack of freedom and sever human rights violations at home. In Saudi, well; yes Ethiopians are employed in Saudi, but the assault, the abuse and the torture follows them.
The other very strange and undesirable similarity between Ethiopia and Saudi is that, in a very ironic move, these two repressive regimes and three other countries (Russia, China, and Cuba) with questionable human rights records recently secured seats on none other than the UN Human Rights Council. It’s sad, rather absurd that the Saudi and the Ethiopian governments that torture and kill their own citizens are elected to oversee human rights violations elsewhere in the world.
Obviously, from what has been said, the two oppressive regimes, Ethiopia & Saudi, seem to be complementing each other in abusing Ethiopians. Yes, indeed, these two oppressive regimes are as close as ‘lips and teeth’ where one causes the pain and the other finishes off the patient. I personally applaud the current international effort in support of our people in Saudi, but until we tackle the root cause of the problem, the teamwork of Addis and Riyadh continue, and so does the suffering of our people. Therefore, It is crucially important that we start slashing the lip and sending the teeth into the cold.
Saudi Arabia sees Ethiopia as its bread basket for the future, and the ever gluttonous and cash thirty TPLF regime wants to exploit this need by granting the Saudis a massive amount of cheap & fertile land. Hence the leadership in Riyadh harbors no illusion that it is truly interested in the survival of the TPLF regime so long as Addis can keep its promise of supplying cheap labor and land.
In this dominant-submissive relationship, the Saudis take their own self-interest more seriously and do what they want without worrying about Ethiopia. Swallowing its own feelings and avoiding standing-up for the interest of the Ethiopian people, the bigoted and subservient TPLF regime regards Saudi’s needs as paramount. Hence, Ethiopians go to Saudi as domestic workers where they are assaulted, abused and killed; and the Saudis come to Ethiopia as entrepreneurs and get all the respect they may not be getting in their own country.
What we saw in Riyadh and Addis in the last week or two is the reflection of this dominant-submissive relationship. In Riyadh and many other Saudi cities, Ethiopians who protested against the abusive actions of the Saudi regime were arrested, beaten and killed. In Addis, Ethiopians who tried to protest in front of the Saudi embassy were rounded up by the Ethiopian police and beaten like dogs. As long as this dominant-submissive relationship exists, when we talk about Ethiopia and Saudi, as the political satirist Abe Tokichaw would say; it may be very important to make a distinction between Saudi Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia.
In the last two weeks, I watched hours of gruesome and excruciating video clips from Saudi that made me sick to my bones. The street crackdown, the house to house arrest and beating, the rape, the mutilation and the killings have made me ask . . . is Saudi the Holy Land or the land of brutality?
Ethiopia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have become the world of mean streets, where bloody killers are operating with the “immortal certainty” that they will never have to pay for the snuffling out of human life. We must make them pay, and we must stop the team work of this brute and savage duo. There are the Ethiopian people, there is the opposition and there are the damn TPLF gangs. We must get rid of the damn gangs!

by Ephrem Madebo


Friday, 1 November 2013

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ): Ethiopian Leaders to Face a Trial for Genocide

By Betre Yacob.

Ogaden2The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) reported to have begun to work to bring Ethiopian authorities to justice for having committed a genocide in the Ogaden region. The International Commission of Jurists is a known international human rights organization composed of jurists (including senior judges, attorneys, and lawyers). The commission is known for its dedication to ensuring respect for international human rights standards through the law.
The report came right after different Swedish TV channels showed a movie smuggled out from Ogaden by an Ethiopian refugee, who had been a government official in the region. The 100 hours long movie is said to have many evidences of genocide committed by the Ethiopian government in the region.
Speaking to journalists, Stellan Diaphragm, the commissioner of the Commission, said that he would do everything necessary to bring the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Reports indicate that although Ethiopia is not a member of the ICC, the country can possibly face trial for crimes under international law.
The Ogaden region is a territory in Eastern part of Ethiopia, and populated mainly by ethnic Somalis. Since 2007, the region has been a site of brutal struggle between the government troops and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a rebel group seeking for more autonomy for the region.
Different human right organizations accuse the Ethiopian government of committing grave human right violation (including genocide) against the civilians in attempt to control the ONLF’s public support.
According to the Genocide Wach, the crimes committed in the region include extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention, rape, torture, disappearances, the destruction of livelihood, the burning of villages and the destroying of life stock.

Source : The daily Journalist

Monday, 21 October 2013

For TPLF's Supporters what would you say?

Ethiopian people has been under colonization for almost 22 years with force and oppression by TPLF the suppression of press freedom has killed the democracy exchange between the people & the gov't.

 , Ethnic federalism applied by TPLF has played a role dividing people, spreading hate, and poisoning a nation from being united .
Propaganda of development Only works for corrupted TPLF's members but then instead living expense for the people of Ethiopia became a matter of survival, What else should we add? eviction? students being treated unfair? migration? crisis of living in Ethiopia in general? bad governance? or criticism which helps for the positive change of development became a conviction and crime that will get you imprisoned by Ethiopia regime anti terrorism law? Really what do you say? or which positive part you take side on? for TPLF's supporters? I wonder...*

(by the way i didn't say members , becouse as we all know and as the matter of fact their is a lot of TPLF's members, a forced one, to stay on job, to keep their house, to get Id from keble, to live in peace under the gun, to continue education, to use the opportunity which is available for only members of TPLF)
Throughout this all agony and controversy yet their are Heroes Like Andualem Aragieunique a unique which is very articulate, sharp and fearless,young brilliant opposition leader who stands for the truth and stand against boldly the abusive action done by regime which it scares badly TPLF's
so that He became one of the victim being labeled ,convicted, & imprisoned as a terrorist !!

Listen very well....

Monday, 14 October 2013

Sole opposition MP says Ethiopia bottling up strife

Girma Seifu Maru, Ethiopia’s sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, says the authorities risk provoking social unrest if they do not offer more political space to critical voices.

The 47-year-old economist and consultant said his party, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), is pushing for greater openness with a petition against an anti-terror law that critics say is used to stifle dissent, and by a campaign of protests.
But it is an uphill struggle for opponents of the ruling coalition in a nation that Girma said was following China’s model in a bid to drag swathes of its 90 million people, many still subsistence farmers, out of poverty by 2025.

“The Chinese model is that economic development is the primary issue, don’t ask about human rights issues, don’t ask about your freedom, keeping silent on people’s rights so that a few politicians get the economic benefits,” he told Reuters in an interview at a modern hotel, where the imprint of China’s growing influence in Africa was evident on many of the fittings.
But he said the government risked a “violent struggle” if it continued that path until parliamentary elections in 2015.
“That will be a seed they are just giving water to at this time if they don’t change their route and give hope to peaceful activities,” he said in Addis Ababa, adding that his party was committed to change by peaceful means.

Ethiopia has won international plaudits for delivering double-digit growth for much of the past decade.

Once known for “Red Terror” purges of the 1970s and famine in the 1980s, the capital is at the heart of a building boom, while new highways are starting to connect far-flung regions.
But economists say the government’s preference for a command economy may be hurting growth prospects by squeezing out private business, while opponents say a heavy-handed state is curbing freedoms that may be bottling up ethnic and other tensions.

In 2005, a disputed election ended in violence and the killing of 200 people. Opposition candidates won 174 seats but many did not take them up, saying the vote was rigged. The government denies this and other charges about quashing dissent.
Girma was the only opponent to win a seat in 2010, saying the government used state institutions to keep out most rivals. Dressed in a tracksuit and sipping a local St George beer, he brushed off with a smile the idea he was lonely in parliament.
“I am one and they are one,” he said, referring to what critics see as the monolithic nature of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and its allies.

In its bid to ease what he calls the public’s fear of speaking out in the build up to 2015, Girma’s party has launched a campaign he called “millions of voices for change.”

In the past three months, he said his party activists had launched a petition to repeal the 2009 anti-terrorism law, which rights groups say has been used to lock up opponents. Human Rights Watch says 13 journalists have been convicted since 2011. He did not say how many signatures had been collected so far.
“A spirit of fear is very dangerous,” he said. “So if individuals can become free of this fear they can bring change.”
He said the party was organizing demonstrations for freedom around the country, including one in the capital where protesters raised political and economic gripes. Witnesses said hundreds turned up, although Girma put the figure higher.

In June, witnesses said thousands of Ethiopians staged an anti-government protest that was the largest since 2005.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said last week the government was not to blame for the opposition’s poor showing.
“Shall we say to the people elect this guy or that guy?” the premier told Reuters, speaking from offices in the hill-top gardens of what was once the imperial palace of Haile Selassie. “It is the people who decide.”
Girma said his party and the other dozen or so groups in the opposition Medrek coalition only wanted a level playing field.

Girma said his party advocated a more market-led economic system that would relinquish state control of the nation’s mobile phone operator and end state banks’ dominance.
“The only way they can continue as a ruling elite is by controlling the economy,” said Girma, who was studied economics at Addis Ababa University and runs a business consultancy.

Girma also said the EPRDF, made up of four ethnic and regional parties, has entrenched ethnic rivalries rather than united the diverse nation.
“They think it is keeping the balance,” he said. “But if they lose that balance you lose everything.”

Source: ZeHabesha

Sunday, 6 October 2013

TPLF terrified "Any one who have connection with Ginbot7 , ONLF, OLF is a Terrorist!

Criminal for the regime in Ethiopia is the one who stand against the human right violation act made by the government.

The prime minister said that TPLF is using International  anti terrorism law but of course when it comes to implementation it is a vice versa .

*In Ethiopia any one who stands for its rights are a terrorist.
*A journalism who exposes what really going on is a Terrorist.
*An Opposition Party members are a Terrorists
*Any one who support or even have connection with Opposition party which challenges TPLF  is a Terrorist 

Look how the PM Talks about Ginbot 7, ONLF,OLF "any one who has connections in practical terms with this Organizations will be punished ,their will be no excuses, you guys you can not walk Addis Ababa peacefully Now!" how dictatorial !

People left for abuse, a regime bankrolled to abuse

On Saturday August 31, 2013, the Ethiopian capital once again turned into a hell where heavily armed TPLF commando forces besieged the Blue Party headquarters, looted the entire office material, and assaulted young men and women who at the time were on their last minute preparation for a peaceful demonstration planned for the following day. According to eye witnesses, leaders, members and supporters of Blue party were handcuffed; frog marched and badly beaten by heavily armed Special Forces. The assault and humiliation on young female members of the party was even worse and strange to the Ethiopian culture that treats all women as mothers. Many female members of the party were taken to police stations and army barracks, ordered to take out their clothes, and forced to roll in stinking sewage sludge.
Just like the absolute majority of the over 90 million Ethiopians, the dream of young men and women of Blue party is to see the important values of justice, liberty, and democracy prevail in their country. The only weapons they carry are pen and paper, their sole goal is peace and prosperity, and their slogan is “Let our voices be heard”. However, last Saturday; the response from an excessively brutal regime that knows only violence was to use an overwhelming force to silence the voices of freedom. This past Saturday, as it usually does; the TPLF regime took the constitutional right of the people and by doing so; the brutal regime has once again demonstrated its utter intolerance to multi-party politics and any kind dissent in Ethiopia.
Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy denounces the savage and heartless acts of the TPLF regime in its strongest sense and holds the regime accountable for all of its actions. Ginbot 7 understands that no words can comfort those who endured last Saturday’s horrendous assault and humiliation at the Blue party headquarters. However, we at Ginbot 7 want the courageous Blue Party leaders and members to know that we are thinking of you and sharing your pain at this difficult time. Most importantly, we want to reassure you that regardless of what the brutal regime does, no one can close the opened gates of liberty, and we shall overcome.
After 22 years of brutal killing, complete neglect for human right, utter intolerance for dissent, ever shrinking democratic space and unprecedented corruption; Ethiopia is left completely shattered and is now a failed State. At this historic juncture, Ginbot 7 wants to ask donor nations and other enablers of Ethiopia’s brutal dictators a very important question: Are you for the Ethiopian people or against the Ethiopian people? Are you financing dictatorship or development?
At the meantime, Ginbot 7 makes a call for all democratic forces of Ethiopia inside and outside the country to set aside their minor differences and stand firm for a nation that has been bleeding for so long. The question of how to fight the TPLF regime has already been answered by the continued and unabated brutal actions of the regime. We as a nation have been pushed to the limit and there is no more space to be pushed. We either fight collectively and declare our freedom or perish collectively. The nation has called us, let us answer the call.
We shall overcome!Taken from

Saturday, 5 October 2013

For TPLF's Supporters what would you say?

Ethiopian people has been under colonization for almost 22 years with force and oppression by TPLF the suppression of press freedom has killed the democracy exchange between the people & the gov't.

Ethnic federalism applied by TPLF has played a role dividing people, spreading hate, and poisoning a nation from being united. Propaganda of development  Only works for corrupted TPLF's members but then instead living expense for the people of Ethiopia became a matter of survival,  What else should we add? eviction? students being treated unfair? migration? crisis of living in Ethiopia in general? bad governance? or criticism which helps for the positive change of development  became a conviction and crime that will get you imprisoned by Ethiopia regime anti terrorism law? Really what do you say? or which positive part you take side on? for TPLF's supporters? I wonder...*

(by the way i didn't say members , becouse as we all know and as the matter of fact  their is a lot of TPLF's  members, a forced one, to stay on job, to keep their house, to get Id from keble, to live in peace under the gun, to continue education, to use the opportunity which is available for only members of TPLF)

Throughout this all agony and controversy yet their are Heroes Like Andualem Aragie a unique which is very articulate, sharp and fearless,young brilliant opposition leader who stands for the truth and stand against boldly the abusive action done by regime  which it scares badly TPLF's ,so that He became one of the victim being labeled ,convicted, & imprisoned as a terrorist !!

Friday, 27 September 2013

Ethiopia: New punches to silence opposition

In late August Ethiopian police broke into the premises of the Blue party in Addis Ababa and arrested 60 people who were preparing a legal, peaceful demonstration. Several of those arrested were beaten by police, according to Amnesty International.
2 June this year, thousands demonstrated in the streets of Addis Ababa, in the largest protests since the unrest in 2005. The protests were organized by the new opposition group Blue Party. Two months later the government to the party.

The  opposition has been very critical of Right to development in Ethiopia, a country that has had frequent visits by Norwegian coalition ministers. Relations with Ethiopia is one of the first development policy clarifications that a new socialist government must do.
Prime Minister  Meles Zenawi's  last year has not made human rights organizations softened towards the regional superpower in the Horn of Africa. Their reports state that critical journalists are imprisoned, is forced farmers and civil society organizations monitored and threatened. Human rights groups have had their bank accounts blocked. Under the new Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn is still Ethiopia some ideal state for human rights.

"Human rights in Ethiopia has deteriorated in recent years, " writes Human Rights Watch. " Critical voices are not tolerated, " Amnesty International.

Forced relocation

The government has ambitious plans to invest in commercial agriculture - both government and the cheap rent of land to large foreign companies. To achieve this, they have run extensive programs to forcibly move people into large villages. This is especially true in the Gambela region and in the lower Omo River where nomads with cattle have survived for centuries. Over 1.5 million people are now affected by compulsive "landsbyfisering."
The country is also underway with the construction of several large hydropower plants. Many villages have been tvangsekspropriert to achieve this.

Anti-terror laws

In early August, two journalists from Radio Bilal detained for a week. The radio station has had extensive coverage of Muslim protests against government interference in religious matters.
Through the use of anti-terror law and private law organizations, the criticisms of Ethiopia's government stifled. Threats have led to many of the country's leading human rights activists have fled the country.The organization Committee to Protect Journalists, based in the U.S., believes that 79 Ethiopian journalists have been forced to leave the country in recent years.
Last year, 30 activists and opposition politicians convicted under the vague and extensive terrorist law. It has also been used against 11 journalists since 2011. HRW wrote in its annual report that they continue to document the use of torture on several police stations in both Addis Ababa and the regions. Amnesty reports that security forces have executed suspects in several parts of the country where there are attempts at resistance against the regime.
The next parliamentary elections in Ethiopia to take place in 2015.


Despite criticism of the country Ethiopia receives over 21 billion in foreign aid each year.Norway channeled 228 million to the country last year. By this it is still only 35 million that goes directly through the Ethiopian public sector, and very little goes through the ministries.
While Ethiopia is criticized for a lack of democracy and weak civil political rights, the country can point to major economic and social progress of the population. Infant mortality in the country has decreased by 67 percent compared to 1990, according to figures from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Poverty is also on the way down. In twenty years these children's access to school increased from 32 to 96 percent.


The Norwegian Foreign Ministry has several times in the last year stressed that they constantly discuss human rights with the Government of Ethiopia. UD also shows that Norway has signed a three-year contract with Addis Ababa University, through the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. The purpose is to promote access to legal aid for poor people, with particular focus on women and strengthen the center's academic capacity.
Together with the regional office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Norwegian embassy since 2011 chaired the Human Rights and Democracy Sub-group. The forum is intended for discussion and information sharing among a number of embassies on the basis of political rather than developmental interests. In 2012 the Embassy organized monthly meetings on current issues related to human rights and democracy, according to Norad country sides.
One of the reasons why western countries are restrained in their criticism of Ethiopia's regime is the country's key power positions in Africa and the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia has a good relationship with the United States and houses the headquarters of the African Union and contributing troops to peacekeeping operations in both Sudan and Somalia.

Published: 27.09.2013

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

በበዓል የረሃብ አድማ!! – ርዕዮት ምን ልትነግረን ነው?

ከዳዊት ሰለሞን (ጋዜጠኛ)

በብሄራዊ በዓላት ቀን በአብዛኛው ከወደ እስር ቤት የሚሰማው ዜና አስደሳች ነበር፡፡ይህንን አጼዎቹ ፣ሰው በላው የደርግ ስርዓትና ብሶት ወለደኝ ያለን ኢህአዴግ ሲያደርጉት ቆይተዋል፡፡በዘንድሮው አዲስ አመትም የመንግስትን ይቅርታ በማግኘት ከወዳጅ ዘመዶቻቸው የተቀላቀሉ ስለመኖራቸው ተሰምቷል፡፡በአዲሱ ዓመት ይቅርታ ከተቸራቸው እስረኞች መካከል ታዋቂ ፖለቲከኞች፣አክቲቪስቶችና ጋዜጠኞች አለመኖራቸው ተፈቺዎቹ በደረቅ ወንጀል ታስረው የነበሩ መሆናቸውን ለመናገር ብዙ መድከም አይጠይቅም፡፡

መንገስት ጋዜጠኛ ውብሸት ታዬ፣ሂሩት ክፍሌና ዘሪሁን ገ/እግዚአብሄር አቅርበውት ለነበረ የይቅርታ አቤቱታ የእምቢታ ምላሽ መስጠቱም ይቅርታ የሚገባውና የማይገባው በመንግስት ማውጫ ውስጥ ስለ መኖሩ ማሳያ ነው፡፡
የይቅርታው ጉዳይለጊዜው ይዘግይልንና በጋዜጠኛ ርዕዮት አለሙ ላይ በበዓል ቀን ስለ ተፈጸመ ግፍ ላካፍላችሁ፡፡

ጋዜጠኛዋን በበዓሉ ዋዜማ ለመጠየቅ ወደ ቃሊቲ አምርተን ነበር፡፡በመጠየቂያ ሰዓት መድረስ የቻልን ቢሆንም ጥበቃዎቹ ‹‹ርዕዮት የምትጠየቀው በዋናው በር ሆኗል፡፡ስለዚህ ወደ ዋናው በር ሂዱ›› አሉን፡፡ዋናው በር ፈጣን ተራማጅ በ10 ደቂቃ የሚደርስበት በመሆኑ ሰዓቱ እንዳይረፍድና እንዳንከለከል በማለት መሮጥ ጀመርን፡፡
 ዋናው በር ግብረ ገብነት አልያም ፖሊሳዊ ስነ ምግባር በዞረበት ለሰላምታ እንኳ አግኝቷቸው የማያውቁ የሚመስሉ ጠባቂዎች ‹‹በዚህ በኩል እስረኛ አይጠየቅም ሂዱ ››አሉን፡፡ግትር ብለን በዚህ በኩል ግቡ ተብለናል አልን፡፡ሰዓቱ እየሄደ ፖሊሶቹም በአቋማችን የበለጠ በመበሳጨት እየዛቱ ነው ፡፡በመካከሉ የርዕዮት ታናሽ እህት እስከዳር አለሙና እጮኛዋ ስለሺ ሀጎስ ከግቢው ውስጥ እየተጣደፉ ወጡ፡፡
 ስለሺ አንገቱን አቀርቅሮ እጆቹን እያወናጨፈ ብቻውን ያወራል፣እስከዳርን በሙሉ አይን ማየት ያስፈራል፡፡ ፊቷ በርበሬ መስሎ በእንባ ጎርፍ እየታጠበች ነው፡፡አብሮኝ የነበረው ሰውና እኔ ለመግባት እናደርግ የነበረውን ትንቅንቅ በመተው ሁለቱን ለማጽናናት እና ምን እንደተፈጠረ ለማወቅ መወትወቱን ተያያዝነው፡፡
 ርዕዮት ቤተሰቦቿን እንዳገኘች‹‹ያለሁበት ሁኔታ አስቸጋሪ ነው፣ችግር ውስጥ ነኝ››ትላቸዋለች፡፡በዚህ ወቅት በዙሪያዋ የነበሩ ሴት ፖሊሶች ጋዜጠኛዋ ላይ በመጮህ ‹‹ስለ ራስሽ ብቻ አውሪ››ይሏታል፡፡
 ‹‹የነገረችን እኮ ስለ ራሷ ነው››የእስከዳር ምላሽ ነበር፡፡በዚህ መሃል በጊዜያዊነት የሴቶች ዞን ሃላፊ የሆነች ፖሊስ ‹‹እናንተ አቅማችሁ ጋዜጣ ላይ ነው ከፈለጋችሁ ሂዱና እንዳንጠይቃት ተከለከልን በሉ፡፡››በማለት በዚህ ቦታ ለመጥቀስ ኢትዮጵያዊ ጨዋነት የሚያቅበንን የስድብ መዓት በስለሺ ፣በርዕዮትና በእህቷ ላይ ታወርዳለች፡፡
ርዕዮት ሁኔታውን መቋቋም ተስኗት ሃላፊዋን ለምን እንዲህ አይነት በደል እንደምትፈጽምባት ለመጠየቅ ስትሞክር እየገፈታተሩ ወደ ውስጥ እንድትገባ በማድረግ እነ ስለሺን ግቢውን እንዲለቁ ያደርጋሉ፡፡
በንጋታው መስከረም 1/2006 ነው፡፡የመንግስት ሃላፊዎችና የሃይማኖት አባቶች የቴሌቭዥኑን መስኮት በአዲስ አመት ቀና መልዕክት አጨናንቀውታል፡፡አዲስ ቀን አዲስ ገጠመኝ እንደሚፈጥር ተስፋ ያደረጉት የርዕዮት ቤተሰቦች ከቃሊቲ አልቀሩም፡፡ነገር ግን የሰሙት ነገር በቀኑ እንጂ በአስተዳደሩ መካከል ለውጥ ወይም ዕድሳት አለመኖሩን ነው፡፡ለካ የአዲስ አመት በጎ መልእክት የሚያስተላልፉልን መሪዎቻችን ያሉት‹‹በድሮው ቀን ነው፡፡››
ርዕዮትን እንዲጠይቁ የተፈቀደላቸው ‹‹እናቷ፣አባቷና የነፍስ አባቷ ብቻ ናቸው››እነ ስለሺ ከቃሊቲ ሃላፊዎች ዛሬ ያደመጡት መንፈስ ሰባሪ ቃል ነው፡፡የህግ ባለሞያው አቶ አለሙ ጌቤቦ ድርጊቱ ህገ መንግስታዊ ጥሰት እንደሆነ በመግለጽ ቃሊቲ ደርሰው ልጃቸውን ሳይጠይቁ ተመልሰዋል፡፡ወላጅ እናቷ ያመጡትን ምግብ ለማስገባት ቢሞክሩም ርዕዮት በቃሊቲ የሴቶች ዞን ጊዜያዊ ሃላፊ እየደረሰባት የሚገኘውን ህገ ወጥ ድርጊት ለመቃወም የርሃብ አድማ በመጀመሯ እናት ያመጡትን ምግብ የሚቀበላቸው አላገኙም፡፡
ወዳጄ ስንቶቻችን ነን አዲሱ ዓመት በጾም ቀን ዋለ ብለን የተከፋን?ይህው እንግዲህ በዓሉን ርዕዮት በርሃብ አሳልፋዋለች፡፡
የርዕዮት የርሃብ አድማ መልእክቱ ግልጽ ነው፡፡አቅም ያላት በራሷ ላይ በመሆኑ ራሷን በመቅጣት ህገ ወጦችን እምቢ አለቻቸው በዚህ ሰላማዊውን ታጋይ ማህተመ ጋንዲን መሰለችው፡፡ሰዎቹ እየበሉ በርሷ ላይ የሚፈጽሙት በደል እየተራበች በምታስተላልፈው መልእክት የህሊና ርሃብተኞች መሆናቸውን ይነግራቸዋል፡፡
ከቃሊቲ ውጪ ያለንም ምግብ ወደ አፋችን ባስጠጋን ቁጥር ርዕዮት የቃሊቲ አጥር ሳይበግራት ትመጣብናለች፡፡በምግብ ብቻ በማይኖርባት አለም በምግብ ብቻ ለመኖር ለምናደርገው ከንቱ ሩጫም ርሃቧ ትልቅ ደወል ይሆንብናል፡፡

source: zehabesha

Monday, 2 September 2013


We Want a Free Ethiopia ! Don't you?
Ginbot 7 Popular Force fundraising Campaign in Oslo, Norway Saturday 

september 28,2013

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Thursday, 8 August 2013



Ethiopian repression of Muslim protests 8 August 2013



   A democrat government called itself
   but a killer, a torturer which do the reverse
   Is it really elected representative to the ppl by the ppl?
   or a state governed in such a way?
   but arrest, kill, call a terrorist 
   the same nation who ask its own rights and stands in his way?

   A freedom dress up to the world so that to receive an aid
   but the one who committed forceful eviction and genocide
   Arrest all who speaks the truth
   which they witness what  they saw

   damage,abduct a free media
   that wont mimic and follow

   A gradually development without a basic need?
   no light, no water, living expense is   highly  increase
   forget about the freedom & democracy promised 
   but at least  security to live in peace is a must

  What is a country without Nation?
  what is government  without the voice of the whole population?
  It is not governing but a slavery
  which blood shed its own people
  and leaves a scar in History
  produces a generation with hatred, confusion and controversy


Thursday, 25 July 2013

የጋዜጠኛ እስክንድር ነጋ ባለቤት ሰርካለም ፋሲል ከአገር ወጣች

ጋዜጠኛ ሰርካለም ፋሲል በትላንትናው እለት ከኢትዮጵያ መውጣቷ ታወቀ። ጋዜጠኛ ሰርካለም በ1997ቱ ግርግር ወቅት፤ ከቅንጅት መሪዎች እና ሌሎች የነጻ ፕሬስ ጋዜጠኞች ጋር በእስር የቆየች ሲሆን፤ ወንድ ልጇን ናፍቆት እስክንድርን የወለደችውም በቃሊቲ እስር ቤት ውስጥ በነበረችበት ወቅት መሆኑ ይታወሳል።
Eskinder, serkalem and Nafekot
Eskinder and Serkalem with their son Nafekot, right after they released from Kaliti prison in 2007,
አሁን ሰርካለም ፋሲል በተለይ ከአገር ለመውጣት የተገደደችው በባለቤቷ እስክንድር ነጋ ላይ በደረሰበት ህገ ወጥ እስር ሲሆን፤ በተለይም ከዚህ በኋላ ልጃቸው ወደ አሜሪካ መጥቶ እንዲማር በመወሰናቸው ጭምር ነው። ከሁለት ሳምንት በፊት  በኢ.ኤም.ኤፍ. ባቀረብነው ዘገባ ላይ እስክንድርን በቃሊቲ ያነጋገረችው ተባባሪያችን የእስክንድርን ነጋን ቃል እንዲህ በማለት ነበር የገለጸችው። “በ እስር ላይ ባለሁበት ባሁኑ ወቅት እጅግ አስቸጋሪ እና አስጨናቂ የሆነብኝ፤ የልጄ እና የባለቤቴ ጉዳይ ነበር። አሁን ግን ከአሜሪካ ኤምባሲ ቪዛ ስላገኙ፤ ከጥቂት ሳምንታት በኋላ ሰርካለም እና ልጄ ወደ አሜሪካ ይሄዳሉ። የነሱ ወደዚያ መሄድ ለኔ ትልቅ የህሊና እረፍት ይሰጠኛል።” ብሎ ነበር።
በዚህም መሰረት ሰርካለም ፋሲል የውጭውን አለም ስትቀላቀል፤ 132ኛ ኢትዮጵያዊ ጋዜጠኛ ትሆናለች ማለት ነው።

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

UK and US 'ignore abuses' in Ethiopia's Omo valley

Omo Valley farmersThe government has said it is relocating people so the area can be developed
The UK and US have ignored human rights abuses carried out by Ethiopia's government as it forcibly evicts tens of thousands of people from their land, a US think tank has said.
The relocations are taking place in the Omo Valley to make way for commercial farming and a big dam, the Oakland Institute says in its report.
The valley is a World Heritage site.
The UK government denied that aid money was being used to force people from their homes.
"Our assistance has helped millions of people in Ethiopia, a country that has suffered famine and instability over many decades," said a spokesman for its Department for International Development (DfID).
The Ethiopian government has said it has been relocating people so it can develop the area and provide better services.
The BBC has contacted the Ethiopian government for comment about the Oakland Institute report, but has received no response as yet.
'Political coercion'
In response to earlier allegations about human rights abuses, DfID and USAid had launched a joint investigation in January last year, which found the accusations were "unsubstantiated", the Oakland Institute said.

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It is worrisome that aid agencies rubber stamp development projects that are violating human rights”
Oakland Institute
The think tank said the investigation had turned a blind eye to testimony that was collected by its researchers. They were accompanied by the author of the Oakland Institute report Will Hurd, who recorded and translated the interviews.
The final aid report ignored interviews showing that soldiers had raped people from the cattle-herding Bodi and Mursi ethnic groups who opposed their relocation, the Oakland Institute said.
"[The soldiers] went all over the place and they took the wives of the Bodi and raped them, raped them, raped them. Then they came and raped our wives," a Mursi man is quoted as telling the DfID and USAid investigators.
The Oakland Institute said the "violent" resettlement programme, which affects some 260,000 people, had UK and US aid "fingerprints all over them".
"Information around forced evictions, beatings, killings, rapes, imprisonment, intimidation and political coercion has been shared and these tactics have been documented as tools used in the resettlement process," it said.

"It is worrisome that aid agencies rubber stamp development projects that are violating human rights. Worse, they have chosen to ignore the results of their own investigations," it added.
The UK and US are major donors of Ethiopia, a key ally in the campaign against militant Islamist groups in the region."It is worrisome that aid agencies rubber stamp development projects that are violating human rights. Worse, they have chosen to ignore the results of their own investigations," it added.
It receives an average $3.5bn (£2.3bn) a year in development aid, equivalent to 50% to 60% of Ethiopia's budget, the Oakland Institute said.
"We condemn all human rights abuses and, where we have evidence, we raise our concerns at the very highest level," DfID's statement to the BBC said.
"To suggest that agencies like DFID should never work on the ground with people whose governments have been accused of human rights abuses would be to deal those people a double blow," it said.
Ethiopia's government plans to create sugar plantations in the area which will be irrigated in part by the Gibe III hydropower project.
The dam, which would become Africa's largest and the fourth-biggest in the world, has provoked much controversy.
The Ethiopian government says that the project must be completed in order to bring energy and development to the country. But campaigners fear it will fuel conflict over already scarce water resources, and rob communities of their livelihoods.
The valley is one of the most ecologically and culturally diverse areas on the planet and is currently home to eight different agro-pastoral communities, they say.
Many other African countries are reserving huge tracts of land for commercial agriculture - often leased by foreigners in order to export the crops cultivated there.

UDJ and Ethiopian opposition activists on Sunday July 14,2013 call for Justice & Freedom

Ethiopian opposition activists on Sunday July 14,2013  demanded the release of journalists and political prisoners jailed under anti-terror legislation in demonstrations in two major towns.
In rare public out pours of anger, people marched peacefully in the towns of Gondar and Dessie, chanting "freedom" and carrying pictures of jailed politicians and journalists.
Government officials said there were around 1,500 protesters in total in both towns, while the activists themselves claimed the number to be as high as 20,000.
"The protests were peaceful and successful," said Senegas Gidada, protest organiser and chairman of the Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ) party.
"We are unhappy about the lack of human rights and democratic freedom in Ethiopia," he added.
The demonstrations follow a rally last month in the capital Addis Ababa when several thousand activists demanded the government adhere to basic human rights.
The recent rallies are the largest since post-election violence in 2005 resulted in 200 people being killed and 30,000 arrested.
"The cost of living is too high. We have no rights. They took away my family's property and land and gave us no compensation," said one young unemployed protester, who asked not be named, but who was speaking by telephone from Gondar.
"The dogs on the street have more freedom than we do. We are here to demand freedom and we will continue to protest until the government makes fundamental changes."
But the government dismissed the protesters' calls.
"The protesters are demanding the release of prisoners who have been convicted of terrorism, these are not pro-democracy protests," government spokesman Shemeles Kemal told AFP.
"Most of these demonstrators are Islamic extremists. The government is not concerned by these demonstrations. They are meddling in religious issues and mixing them with political matters."
The government had allowed the protests to go ahead despite earlier saying they had not received official permission.
Protesters have said they will continue to demonstrate until the government addresses their grievances.
Journalists, opposition members and religious leaders have been jailed under Ethiopia's 2009 anti-terrorism legislation, which rights groups say is used by the government to stifle peaceful dissent.
Ethiopian journalist, Eskinder Nega, and UDJ Vice-Chairman, Andualem Arage, were both jailed last year under the government's anti-terror legislation for treason and conspiring to commit acts of terror.
Another demonstration is planned for next month.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Egyptian press under fire after Morsi's ouster

New York, July 8, 2013--An Egyptian photographer working for a newspaper affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood was killed today while covering clashes in Cairo, according to news reports. Other local and international journalists have also reported being targeted in the aftermath of last week's ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi.
Freedom and Justice, the newspaper of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, reportedtoday that its photographer, 26-year-old Ahmed Assem el-Senousy, had been shot by a sniper after photographing security forces firing on pro-Morsi protesters. El-Senousy had been covering clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters at the Republican Guards headquarters, which have left at least 54 dead, according to news reports.
"A sniper silenced Ahmed Assem el-Senousy, but his killing has only amplified today's tragic events," said CPJ's Middle East and North Africa Coordinator Sherif Mansour. "Egypt's path to peace and freedom depends on authorities respecting the rule of law and basic human rights for all people."
Abeer al-Saady, vice chairman of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, told CPJ that his organization would be granting el-Senousy an honorary membership and would be supporting his family with a pension.
The fatality comes after several days of anti-press attacks and government censorship. A live broadcast van belonging to state television was seized by pro-Morsi protesters near Rabaa al-Adwiya in Nasr City on Saturday and used by pro-Morsi channels to cover the protest, according to news reports.
At a press conference today, a military spokesman said last week's governmentcensorship of several pro-Morsi channels was based on its belief that they were inciting violence, according to news reports. The officer also expelled Al-Jazeera Arabic's Cairo director, Abdel Fateh Fayed, and an Al-Jazeera crew from the press conference after other journalists in the room said the channel was biased in favor of Morsi, the reports said.
Fayed had turned himself in for questioning yesterday after a prosecutor accused him of disturbing the public order and threatening national security, according to news reports. No evidence was cited to support the allegations. On Saturday, the office director for Al-Jazeera Mubashir, the network's Egypt affiliate, was released on bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (approximately US$1,400) after being arrested on July 3. A number of Al-Jazeera journalists were reported to have resigned in recent days amid disagreements over the station's political perspective in covering the unrest.
International journalists have also come under threat. The BBC's Jeremy Bowen was hit in the head by birdshot fired by Egyptian security forces as he covered pro-Morsi protests on July 5, according to news reports. On the same day, the military cut off a live broadcast from CNN's Ben Wedeman in Tahrir Square. After Morsi opponents accused CNN of bias, Wedeman tweeted yesterday that Tahrir was no longer safe for the CNN crew.
Other international journalists, including Ed Ou from Getty and Matt Cassel of Al-Jazeera English, have said on Twitter that said Tahrir Square was not safe for foreigners. In the press conference today, the military warned non-Egyptians to stay away from the protests.
A German TV crew led by Dirk Emmerich was detained for seven hours today by security forces while covering the clashes outside the Republican Guards headquarters, according to news reports citing Emmerich's Twitter feed.
In the past two weeks, two journalists and a student have been killed while documenting protests and clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi. Prior to these deaths, only four journalists had been killed in Egypt since 1992, according to CPJ research.

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