Remembering the massacre in Ethiopia
Soccep press release
Novemeber 1, 2006
Following this cold-blooded killing, virtually all of the leaders of the opposition parties, journalists, Human Rights and anti poverty activists were arrested and detained incommunicado. Additionally, thousands of peaceful residents of the capital Addis Ababa and many other cities all over the country were detained and taken to remote concentration camp-type detention centers. These political prisoners were then subjected to torture, solitary confinement, and many other forms of abuse.
A year after this atrocity, the leaders of the opposition, Human Rights Groups, Anti- Poverty Advocates, and journalists are still languishing in filthy prisons charged with “treason”. Leaders of major civic society groups such as the president of the Ethiopian Teachers Association and the Chairman of the independent Ethiopian Free Press Journalists Association are forced into exile. The budding free press has been dismantled, the people continue to be violently subdued, and the rule of law is shattered. As a result, arbitrary killings, disappearances and torture have become the modus operandi of EPDRF’s day-to-day governance.
The ruling group in Ethiopia is now among the most repressive and brutal regimes in the entire African continent. Ethiopia is once again under the rule of absolute dictatorship.
This type of repression cannot and must not be tolerated. Such crime against humanity must not be allowed to continue.
Hence, we call on the government of Canada and all peace loving people to:
Injustice any where is injustice every where.