Thursday, March 11, 2010

US Rights Report Lists Ethiopian Opposition Leader as Political Prisoner

At a news conference sometimes last year Ethiopian prime minister Meles zenawi said, ."This lady was advised by anybody, everybody who could talk to her, including diplomats, elders and even some members of her party that it would be wrong for her to go to prison simply because she wouldn't correct the wrong statement that she made and expose herself to reinstatement of the court's decision. She refused to do so because she was convinced some human rights organizations abroad, her supporters and sympathizers both abroad and here, would spring her out of prison. We knew that was a very dangerous miscalculation." Read more.....

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