Friday, 3 May 2013

Ethiopia in the corner on Press Freedom Day Mesfin Negash awarded!!! Congratss!!!

May 3. 2013 A.I.M.A (Africa Intelliigence Media Aim)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Ethiopia confirms jail for Eskinder Nega and Andualem Arage

Even though Human Rights Watch condemned the initial conviction of the Blogger  Eskinder Nega  in July 2012 who were jailed last year for terror-related offences, yet Today may 2,2013 an Ethiopian court on Thursday dismissed the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage .  ''The sentencing is still correct so there is no reduction," said Supreme Court judge Dagne Melaku, confirming Eskinder's jail term of 18 years and Andualem's life sentence.One of the charges  serving as a leader of a terrorist organisation was dropped, but had no affect on sentencing. After the ruling.  Eskinder made an emotional appeal to the court which was crowded with family, friends and diplomats. "The truth will set us free," he said. "We want the Ethiopian public to know that the truth will reveal itself, it's only a matter of time." Both men are accused of links to the outlawed opposition group Ginbot 7. "The walls of justice will be demolished," Andualem told AFP. Four other men also jailed for terror-related charges had their appeal quashed. One other defendant, however, Kinfe Michael, had his sentence reduced from 25 years to 16 years. Rights groups have called Ethiopia's anti-terrorism legislation vague and accuse the government of using the law to stifle peaceful dissent.

"I am very sad, I am very angry, I cannot talk rationally," Eskinder's wife Serkalem Fasil told AFP after the decision. Defence lawyer Abebe Guta said that justice had not been served, and that if his clients agreed, they would appeal to court of cassation, Ethiopia's highest court. Ethiopia has one of the most restricted media in the world and the highest number of journalists living in exile, according to US-based press watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists. Last year Eskinder was awarded the prestigious PEN America's "Freedom to Write" annual prize. Rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch condemned the initial conviction of the Eskinder in July 2012.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Agenda of Nile Dam Fundraising Event prepared by TPLF, In Oslo Norway has failed again.

On April 28,2013  The Agenda of Nile Dam Fundraising Event prepared by TPLF, In Oslo Norway  has failed again.

Oslo Norway April 28,2013

It was almost intolerable and angry to know and saw TPLF's own agenda to bring back again the  propaganda of Fundraising event for the so called development for Ethiopians in Norway when their is total ignorance of  hearing  the voice of the people for Justice.What comes first ? Human rights of the people in one country or construction of Dam under injustice  ? 

It is really a big Ignorance of TPLF's to come repeatedly in Norway and announce a fundraising event for angry Ethiopians who are tired of  being victim of TPLF's, hearing news of injustice all the times, who have family prisoned in Homeland , who loses a freedom of religion, who is being victimised because of Ethnicity, and with all Human right violation in Ethiopia.
TPLF's came in Norway to collect a fund raising money from this Ethiopians.

They have planned to raise money again in Oslo after they failed to do it in Stavanger Norway on 20 of April 2013.  It is obviously known that they are not after the money but their own propaganda of making up story how they have supporters and the same all 11%  economy growth talk, they dare to do it again In Oslo  but could't make it at all, it was even worse of humiliation to run away cheesed by the people, they changed the place of where the fundraising event will take place what they  first announced ,because they were afraid what they will face again for sure but then their tactic of changing place was known immediately by the organized group of Ethiopians. So the people have got in to the place before anything has begun , It was more than three hundred people  demonstrated  against TPLF'S agenda , All the people who has been in the place was angry and impatient to see them and were shouting TPLF is thief,killer, we need justice,and so many slogans written to free prisoners of conscience, Free Oromo student prisoners and picture of  innocent prisoners who are suffering in Ethiopia,and also demand of freedom of religion.
The united demonstration of Ethiopians in Norway could not give a breath to TPLF representatives to forward  one step a head, so that the Norwegian police are forced to stop the program and it was not able for the representatives to make it even look like close to what they have planned to do so.
Finally the voice of the people for justices was  louder, for their is so much injustice going on in Homeland.

The video says it all.