Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"[Peaceful Struggle] Politics is Over"-Proffessor Mesfin

It is so amazingly scary how the Meles government is moving so fast in shutting up the ever tightening political space that has been opened up during the 2005 election. While many were holding tight hoping for a better day, we rather witness another intimidation and another imprisonment every passing day. It seems now that the cup is getting full. Almost everyone-including the most ardent advocates of peaceful struggle- seem to realize EPRDF is leaving no space open for peaceful struggle (read here).
We have no doubt that the people in Andinet party are one of the brightest and capable politicians Ethiopia has ever had. We also have no doubt about the love they have for their country and their willingness to sacrifice for the freedom of their fellow citizens. In ideal situations, we also agree with them that peaceful struggle should be the only way to change governments. But EPRDF is no ideal government for peaceful struggle. Meles and Co are bunch of thugs who have no regard for human rights and their own constitution. They have shown us time and again that any dissent can't go unpunished sooner or later (remember Teddy Afro’s case).
We highly recommend for our fellow opposition supporters to stop dividing along party lines. We should stand together against the ever worsening injustice in Ethiopia. Even when we disagree, let us disagree graciously.
Ethiopianbloggers stuff hopes that most people will stand with Ginbot 7 realizing the dire situation Ethiopia is in. EPRDF left us no option but to fight for our freedom and Ginbot 7 is, we believe, the only viable option to get our freedom and dignity back.
Let us get involved, as this is no time to sit idle and complain!

Birtukan Mideksa Arrested

Andinet Party's chairwomen Wrt. Birtukan Mideksa has been rearrested today. For more reports, click here and here.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Birtukan's Letter

UDJP chairwomen Birtukan Mideksa replied to police's request for an apology. Clich here to read the letter.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Full ETV report on Tamrat's Release

Click here to watch the full ETV report on Tamrat Layne's release from jail

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tamrat Released

Former Ethiopian prime minister Tamrat Layne has been released from prison this morning. Its to be recalled that he has been sentenced to 18 years for corruption charges. He only served twelve years out of the eighteen.
Click here and here for the news.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ginbot 7 Press Release and Birtukan's investigation

please click here to read Ginbot 7's press release.On another news, current UDJ chairwomen Birtukan mideksa is under investigation for her statement regarding the "Pardon Letter". Ethiopianbloggers will post its comment on UDJ, Ginbot 7, and other ethiopian political issues soon. Stay tuned.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Teddy Afro Sentenced to Six Years of Prison

The talented Ethiopian music icon Teddy Afro sentenced to six years of prison time and 18K fine today by the puppet judge who also convicted Kinijit leaders guilty.
Read more abot this story here , here, and here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

More News on Teddy's Guilty Verdict

Here is Ethiopian Reporter's news on Teddy's conviction. The sentencing is scheduled for tomorrow.

Monday, December 1, 2008


After more than 7 months of languishing in prison the popular music icon Teddy Afro is "Found Guilty" of the hit and run charges. The Teddy's case is another proof that we don't have independent court system and the country's justice system is being used as a cover to the Meles government's deviant political game. Sentencing is scheduled for this friday, December 5, 2008.
Click here and here for more info