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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

VOA Interviews Visiting “opposition” MPs

(By Hirut Abay, Ethiopian Politics Contributor)

Forward to 27min. to listen....Audio

“Ethiopia is on the path to democracy, thanks to EPRDF” – declare Visiting MPs.

We beg to differ!!

Take it away EZ ...

  • There are still thousands of political prisoners in Ethiopia including the true Kinijit leaders, journalists and anti-poverty campaigners
  • There is no free speech, no free press, no freedom of demonstration, assembly (constitutional rights are still suspended)
  • The government still has the monopoly on the state media
  • Critical websites are still blocked
  • Causes of the death and destruction on June 8 and Nov. 1 aren't yet investigated independently
  • There are still violent clashes all over the country