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Ethiopian police massacre

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On October 18, 2006 an independent statement said Ethiopian police massacred 193 protesters, mainly in the capital Addis Ababa, in the violence of June and November following the May 2005 elections.

The report was released before the official independent report was given to the parliament. The leak made by Ethiopian judge Wolde-Michael Meshesha found that the government had hidden the true extent of deaths at the hands of the police.

This leak also brought more accusations that the opposition party which aggravated the riots was trying to damage the reputation of the government by leaking the inquisition illegally.

Gemechu Megerssa, a member of the independent Inquiry commission, said Mr. Meshesha taking the report “out of context and presenting it to the public to exaggerate the situation for his political end is highly unethical.

The occurrence is just one of many instances of human rights violations in Ethiopia in recent times. In relation to the riots, some of the top leaders of the opposition CUD party were arrested on charges of stirring the violence and “outrage against the constitution.”

The Ethiopian court convicted 38 of the top CUD leaders. Nevertheless after various negotiations to solve the deadlock via a political agreement, the convicted CUD leaders signed a document accepting their “mistakes” and a responsibility ranging from partial to full accountability for the post election violence.

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  • prashant

    Dear sir /madam

    one information i send you for money laundering and illegally foreign currency transfer other country sir his guy also one company in ethiopia nazreth company neme: PONY INTERNATIONAL IMPORT PLC, his guy import and some time import after show loss custom and revenue office and close company and revenue loss ethiopia gov.

    sir/madam his guy name BHASKER JAMNADAS (BHARAT BHAI ) HIS GUY ONE INDIAN ITEMS SHOP NAME: BHARAT DIGITAL IN ADDISBABA OPP. MARIDEN HOTEL, BOLE ROAD RUWANDA, and all foreigner come this shop and foreign currency exchange $ usd and pound, Euro, give much price ethiopian bank, and also his guy illegally other country money transfer ( money laundering )

    sir/madam this guy daily maybe 100000.00 usd $ money transfer illegally and now also ethiopia foreign currency problem and his guy not afraid becoz his good seting all custom and revenue department setings, i somany time write later but nobody any action, and i give one tips u send any foreign currency with your tick and signature and send any foreigner exchange this currency this shop than you arrested and investigation last 20 years how much loss give ethiopian gov. his guy, and u regally arrested and investigation full and asking how many company oprating becoz his very inteligence better you as soon as posible action and serch his shop maybe 50000.00 usd any time in shop and chek this shop all documents than ethiopian gove. eye open becoz now ethiopian gov. and custom and revenue department sleep better as soon as posible action and revenue recover ethiopia gov. i again tell you
    mr. BHASKER JAMNADAS very too smart (intelligence) you send money exchange any foreigner with his exchange than with proof arrested, i sure you are support ethiopia gov. and economic finance ministry, becoz all officer sleep ethiopia gov. also sleep, ( sir i am sure all custom and revenue officer with this guy and support ethiopia gov. revenue loss like only money per document and i know his guy after 15 or 1 month gone out another country and all officer also revenue minister you are investigation and check it this true corrupted i know this but not any action revenue ministry and also fira why? )

    your faithfully

    prashant patel

    1: custom and revenue
    2: finance ministry
    3: revenue ministry
    4: prime minister office,

  • beny

    this country should go buck to monarchy,so god can lead us.

  • mintesnot banti

    need ask compensation neghbour kenya and for making chaos and beyond for

  • seyoum

    I ‘m happy when I see this page .

  • craig maciaszek

    To Whom This May Concern,
    I am writing to you in hopes of finding out answers beyond the media blackout and willing coverup by the US Obama White House Administration regarding matters in your country and others around you. As citizens we get scathing reports few and far betweeb about bombings, kidnappings, suicide attacks, and other Radical Islamic activities focused on destroying your nation. Would it be possible to get more precise information about the conflicts facing your country and what if anything we can do to help disseminate that information so more people can get behind your cause and offer support? Thank you for your time and assistance in this important matter.
    Craig Maciaszek

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