Tuesday, November 29, 2005

DANIEL HEADS TO COURT ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2005 TO OFFICIALLY BE CHARGED WITH TREASON

On Thursday December 1st, Daniel Bekele, along with 57 other Ethiopians including professors, lawyers, economists, representatives from an international nongovernmental organization, students, journalists and opposition leaders will be taken to court and officially charged with treason by the Ethiopian government.

This assault on Ethiopian citizens by Meles Zenawi's regime comes as a result of peaceful demonstrations to protest alleged election rigging. In response Zenawi has arrested and detained thousands of Ethiopians.

Join those of us who are committed to human rights in Ethiopia and around the globe in calling to the release of Daniel Bekele and all politicial prisoners.

Amnesty International has named the fifty eight individuals "prisoners of conscience"--those who are persecuted for the peaceful expression of their human rights. Please raise awareness of this situation and write your representatives, the United Nations and the Ethiopian government to demand respect for human rights and for the release of all political prisoners.

Long Live Ethiopia!

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