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Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Protest the lecture of Dr. Hashim Tewfik!!!

Dear seminar organizers,
I was alerted on Internet,  an Ethiopian website that Dr. Hashim Tewfik, State Ministry of Justice of Ethiopia is invited to lecture about the rule of law in establishing a democratic country in May 1 at Melbourne University in Australia.
It is now clear for the world community that Ethiopia is run by minority cliques who captured power by gun seventeen years ago and now staging a make-believe election to stay in power and the recent local election that  is boycotted by  Ethiopians. 
How comes a university is giving a platform to a person representing a regime that has undemocratic record to disseminate propaganda and lie using its fake laws written for the sake of getting foreign aids and never applied on day to day activities.
There is no law in Ethiopia that protects our citizens. Our people have no right to organize freely and no free media and you invite someone to tell us otherwise is tantamount as supporting anti-democracy forces in Ethiopia.
By inviting Dr. Hashim Tewfik the university is not helping the cause of law rather encourages regimes like Ethiopia to have two laws, one for foreign consumption and the other to keep them in power by putting them above any law for that matter.
                                                                                                       Tedla Asfaw
                                                                                                       New York City