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Abebe Gelaw Did it Again; This Time to President Obama

Journalist Abebe Gellaw tells President Barack Obama to pay attention to the gross human rights violations in Ethiopia.
Journalist Abebe Gellaw tells President Barack Obama to pay attention to the gross human rights violations in Ethiopia.

By Anonymous,

U.S. PRESIDENT Barack Obama has agreed with journalist Abebe Gellaw’s demand to support freedom in Ethiopia and help free bloggers, journalists and political prisoners jailed by the tyrannical regime.

While Obama was wrapping up his speech last night at a glitzy Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel, journalist and activist Abebe Gellaw interrupted the president and called support for freedom in Ethiopia. The event jointly hosted by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and and Y Combinator CEO Sam Altman was mainly attended by Silicon Valley business and political leaders.

Abebe began his message with a positive note. “Mr. Obama, we Ethiopians love you. We demand freedom for Ethiopia,” he said.  Continue reading Abebe Gelaw Did it Again; This Time to President Obama

Teacher set himself Ablaze Protesting Dictatorship and Injustice in Ethiopia

The 29-year-old teacher, Yenesew Gebre, from south western Ethiopia burned himself Friday after being subjected to unbearable abuse and injustice by the Meles regime, was buried this afternoon.

By Abebe Gellaw (ESAT ),

A young Ethiopian activist and teacher, Yenesew Gebre, died after he set himself on fire in Dawro, Waka, Southern Ethiopia, to protest against the injustice, corruption and atrocities the local community as well as the people of Ethiopia at large have been suffering under the brutal dictatorship of Meles Zenawi.

The 29-year old Yenesew Gebre, who was a respected teacher, set himself alight on Friday, November 11, and died at Tercha Hospital on Monday, 14 November, from the severe burns he suffered, family sources told ESAT news desk.

In what appears to be a tragic climax linked with a local uprising in Waka town, which was sparked by maladministration and injustice, there have been protests in the past few weeks.  Continue reading Teacher set himself Ablaze Protesting Dictatorship and Injustice in Ethiopia