Jailed Awramba Times Editor speaks out about mistreatment


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14 Responses

  1. Gebez says:

    This individual, as a citizen, has every right to have an access to medical treatments. If his claims are genuine, the government has the OBLIGATION to listen to his requests. When? NOW!!! I hope that Dawit will try to help him in this case. Good luck Dave.

    • Wuletaw Mengesha says:

      What Wubshet wrote is very terrifying.We, all. should help him in all means possible so that he could get medical treatment. Preventing a person medical treatment by no means could not be justified. Not only this but this act violates article 21(2) of the FDRE Constitution which says all persons shall have the opportunity to communicate with their medical doctors. ህገ መንግስታችን ለህዳሴያችን ማለት ይህ ነው እንዴ ?

  2. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    Dear Dawit:

    I read this link on Egyptian website. Egyptian water Minister says Ethiopia agreed to form new study of dam? He says Ethiopia accepted the 1929 and 1959 colonial agreement? It says Ethiopia guaranteed Egypt 55.5 billion cubic meter water? TPLF is evil. I hate this banda organisation. I really hate this organisation. Please Dawit, ask the useless water Minister what he did> If he did this, he is wedi Shurmuta. Dedeb hzb.
    Read this:

    • Woldai says:

      You are a sick human being! I read the link & it doesn’t say about any agreement! You are just an old dog who wasted his time going here & there! You choose to be Eritrean citizen in the 1990s , but you are barking here like a mad dog because of your own mistake! You finished your time salivating for political power!

      The link that you wrote here says, “Egypt fears…..” No agreement at all stupid paranoid!

  3. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    Ethiopian people never listen. I repeat again. Muslim people do not believe in sharing with Christian anything; This is against their faith. They belong not only the Nile, but the entire earth belongs to them only. Their agenda if they succeed is to kill all human being on our planet. Those of who believe you can make agreement with Arab , you do not know what you are talking about. But never mind, Ethiopian never listen and understand. You can tell an Ethiopians 1 millions time, Ethiopian will never listen. Ethiopians leaders area good lying to the Ethiopians public. Now you see, you agreed to form a new panel? why? for what ? to give chance Egypt to buy people? I hate EPRDF now. We must remove this regime because it kills all Ethiopians ,even before it kills the future of Ethiopians. EPRDF has become a box of lies. They lie to the public. At Aiga website they told us there is nothing new with Egypt except to implement the study already done, but now you see they formed a new panel and they agreed to sign the colonial agreement? Death to EPRDF. fuck u, EPDF dogs, I hate you . This is the most cursed generation of all Ethiopian generation. What a curse ? The cursed TPLF spend 17 years in the caves to do this dirty banda work? death to TPLF?

    • bb says:

      Dear Gezaree, i tried to be quite to your comment but i couldn’t because your comment is so offencive and i think at the end you will be ashamed Of yourself when you awke from bad dream. This days the majority Of ethiopian population is young and smart also knows the dirty politics Of DC which based Of one ethnic groups not includes multi ethnic thus why they never go an inch forward so please my brother do your own research and come up with correction, it is not to late to correct our mistake and go forward.

  4. Gezaee says:

    Please Dawit: Please publish this, let Ethiopian protest against this barbarism.


    • Maya says:

      She cut a 6 year old boy/girl with a knife. What would have you said if this boy/girl had been an Ethiopian, murdered by a soudi citizen?
      I am an Ethiopian, but I find the murder the most stupid and the killer has no human blood and soul. If she did it, she really derves the worst legal punishment.

  5. mamush says:

    The ruling party should start negotiation with opposition parties those who respect the Ethiopian constitution, don’t advocate terror, violence, hate and war monger …etc and free the jailed journalists like Wubshet Taye, and leave your legacy forever. I am very happy if the ruling party negotiates with all opposition parties once and for all; I know that forgiveness doesn’t not mean that the deregulation of the supremacy of the law; the law is teachable not punishable.
    The ruling party leaders I do urge you again to sit together and negotiate the problems peacefully and have reconciliation, amnesty for the sake of those who were sacrificed during the war of armed struggle against the dictator regime.
    The ruling party pardoned for the two Swedish journalists, please do the same for your own people. “Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the man who went from being Russia’s richest man to its most famous political prisoner, is to be pardoned by his longtime nemesis President Vladimir Putin after spending more than a decade behind bars”. In a surprise announcement apparently aimed at repairing his battered image abroad ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics next year (Games to be held in 2014), Mr. Putin said his former rival would be pardoned “in the near future”.
    I have heard that the Ethiopian government is on the process of negotiation and peace talk with Eritrean government on which we lost more than 70,000 lives of our brothers and sisters; the opposition parties and the jailed journalists didn’t do more than this; have mercy upon them.
    What did we learn from Mandela? Leave alone the historical perspectives he had been in during ANC struggle against apartheid, it was the final decision he made that makes the Country stable. Maybe Mandela was not the saint we want him to be; as human being he may have shortcomings, he left his legacy forever in reconciling antagonistic parties and peoples. It is often better to negotiate with your enemy, than perhaps to kill and remove from the surface of the earth. If you negotiate, you may accomplish a lasting peace, cooling the boiling hatred, reducing animosity etc and if you choose the other path you more or less inevitably choose unending war. It is a truism, that often one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter – it merely depends on which side of the fence you are sitting on, I don’t mean that terrorism is acceptable; it is totally unacceptable political agenda, but to reveal the general truth.
    “Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love,” and a misunderstanding is never ended by an argument but by tact, diplomacy, conciliation and a sympathetic desire to see the other person’s viewpoint”.
    The ruling party has done much in developing our country, leave your legacy forever in negotiating, reconciling with the opposition parties and free jailed journalists for sustainable peace, development, good governance and make the future generation free from: hatred, animosity and build the long lasting national consensus, and build scientific community who believes in tolerance.

  6. Solomon Dagnachew says:

    The TPLF/EPRDF nexus-of-evils are injecting opposition Political parties leaders and journalist viper venom, as did they inject Professor Asrat W/yes.

  7. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    I do agree set free all prisoners except Islamicists provided that they respect the law and enter some sort of surety so that they do not deny the pardon like Dr. Birrhanu and join g7. Even if they deny and join g7, it will work in favour of EPRDF. As the commentators said above, EPRDF has committed more crimes than the political prisoners in Ethiopia. Reason, EPRDF betrayed 100 000 souls during Ethio-Eritrea war, signed Alger’s agreement and also landlocked Ethiopia and these all are more than crime and if there was law Ethiopia, EPRDF official could be put in prison for life for national treason. This means no one is clean handed in Ethiopia.

    However, there must not be excuse for Islamicists, if it was them, they will cut your head immediately. Do not release the Islamicists and also do not release Eskinder Nega also, if you release him he will execute his pogrom and holocaust and he will make Ethiopia like Rwanda. As Lidtue from the opposition stated it, Eskinder is even blamed for making chaos and abort the peaceful election in 2005. Lidetu said Eskinder spoiled election 2005. So keep Eskinder there until he grow up and learn. Otherwise, he will hesitate if he is released initiate genocide.

    However, those who have been released all of them denied they asked pardon. I do not expect Ethiopian to be honest. For some reasons, lying has become Ethiopian culture ; it does not matter what degrees one has, lying, stealing,denying, hating … has become Ethiopians culture. At least release those are in bad shape like this guy immediately. If he dies, you will be blamed for it.

  8. Oz. says:

    To be a Repporter Is one of the most fucked up job In this planet and to have It as a carrier Is even more Insaine, People usually dont realize what Repporter acctually means, It mean you transfer Information from one to another I have to addmit Its a profession that one can do, So as a journalist when you practice your frofession against others you have to accept that others also can use their profession agains you, for example If the government jailed you or kill you It would be fare, because they are also practicing their profession, so stop crying about It and deal with It! Ow.. I forgot Crying Is in a profession of journalism 😉

  9. filebar says:

    ፈጣሪ ንፁሃን ቤተሰቦቹን ይጠብቅ።አዉራምባዎች ጥፋቱ ምን እንደሆነ ፀፉልን።

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