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From: Tedla Asfaw <email@example.com>
Date: Feb 17, 2008 2:36 PM
Subject: Support for the general assembly of Kinijit
Dear Eng. Hailu Shawel,
I and many Ethiopians I know are happy that your health situation is getting better and your yesterday's Boston meeting with Ethiopians and today flying back to D.C to be on your final meeting with Ethiopians surely give us hope.
When you return to Ethiopia, the millions who voted for Kinijit in May 2005 would like to come out and receive you at the airport and wanted to assure you that the general assembly of Kinijit is the only one that can make decision on the future of Kinijit not the supreme council/"lealye Mekerbet".
The new "marriage" between Ato Temesgen(MP) and judge Birtukan Medekssa in the name of Kinijit has no popular support. Nor Ato Aeyele Chamiso's Kinijit who claims to field thousands of "paid candidates" to participate in the coming make-believe election.
Kinijit supporters have no one to vote for because the peoples Kinijit will not participate in this local "election" without freedom to assemble and free press.
The general assembly of Kinijit has to convene immediately under your leadership and start mobilizing its supporters and we know this is not to be a cake walk but we do believe that leader is tested on this difficult time and we will be behind the general assembly's decision to move forward.