Thursday, December 22, 2011

Neither White nor Green Christmas for Johan & Martin, it's all GREY!!!

Notorious Kaliti Prison of Ethiopia
I read the above title on Swedish Radio's website this morning and I try to visualize how Martin Schibbye, Johan Persson, Eskindeer Nega,Reeyot Alemu, Woubshet Taye, Saleh Idris Gama, Tesfalidet Tesfazgi and hundreds of other prisoners of conscience being held at the notorious Kaliti prison in Ethiopia, are going to celebrate (guess, celebrate is an overstatement) 2011's Christmas. Well, it can't and will never be white as Ethiopia doesn't have snow and it can't be Green Christmas either since they're all (over 250 people) cramped in one open, dirty, noisy, shack infested with fleas and rats covered with GRAY corrugated iron sheet.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

"የማስተዳድረው ቆንስላ ሳይሆን የአስከሬን ማቆያ ነው" በሊባኖስ የኢትዮጵያ ቆንስል

ይህንን ጽሁፍ በእንግሊዘኛ የራሴ በሆነች ብሎግ ላይ የጻፍኩት ከጥቂት ሳምንታት በፊት ቢሆንም ወደአማርኛ እንድተረጉመው ያነሳሳኝ በቅርቡ በፍትህ ጋዜጣ ላይ ""ኢትዮጵያዊ ዋጋው ስንት ነው?"" የሚለውን መጣጥፍ ካነበብኩ በኋላ ነው:: እኔ በበኩሌ የእኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን ዋጋ ተንኮታክቶ ወርዶ በዚህ ዘመን ከሌላው የሰው ዘር አይደለም ከምንም አይነት ግዑዝ ነገር በታች እንደሆነ ይሰማኛል:: ኢትዮጵያዊ መሆን አይደለም ለምን እዛች አገር ተፈጠርኩ የሚያሰኝበት ጊዜ ላይ በእርግጠኝነት ደርሰናል:: ዛሬም በገልፍ እና በሜዲትራንያንን ባህሮች ወገኖቻችን የሻርክ ሲሳይ እየሆኑ ነው: ዛሬም ወገኖቻችን በሲናይ በረሀ በበድዊን ጎሳ አባላት ለባርነት ለእስራት ለድብደባ ለአስገድዶ መድፈር እንዲሁም በአሰቃቂ ሁኔታ ህይወታቸው ሳያልፍ እንደ እንሰሳ እየታረዱ የውስጥና የውጭ አካል ክፍሎቻቸው እየተወሰደ ሬሳቸው በየቦታው በመጣል ላይ ይገኛል: ዛሬም እኛም ሆን መሪዎቻችን ይሄ በሰው ልጅ ታሪክ ተሰርቶ የማያውቅ ግፍ በወገኖቻችን ላይ ሲፈጸም ሰምቶ እንዳልሰማ አይቶ እንዳላየ በመሆን ጭንቅላታችንን አሸዋ ውስጥ ቀብረናል:: ከዚህ በላይ ሞት ውርደት ከየት ሊመጣ:: ለዚህ እንደማስረጃነት ደግሞ ሩቅ መሄድ አያሻም: ቦሌ አለማቀፍ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ በየቀኑ

Friday, December 16, 2011

The 50thousand Invisible of Sweden

There's an estimated 50-100 thousand undocumented asylum seeker in Sweden who've no rights to live, work, health care & social services and to accommodations. And there're about more than 5-6 thousand of these people who locked up in various detention centers across the country to be sent back where their lives would be endangered. Kahled Khodeda - an Iraqi asylum seeker of a minority religious groups- was one of hundreds victims of unjust deportations to loose his life this year in Iraq regardless of his plea to be protected here in Sweden but to no avail. The Swedish migration board doesn't take responsibility for such killings after it deported its subjects to dangerous places like Iraq. Many of the undocumented asylum seekers live under despicable conditions, in the 6th richest country of the world in 2011, with the help of selfless and generous friends/family members who have little to share while those institutions with huge resources & dishonest commitments spend obscene amount of time, energy and money either on senseless symposiums or overseas travels in the name of these human beings or in worst case scenario hand over those under their custody to the police. There's a few exceptions among these morally corrupt institutions which stands out tall namely  RS Haninge & Medicine du Monde Sweden which saved and continue to save many lives and at the forefront to defend the rights of the INVISIBLE of Sweden. There's no ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, isn't true? Have a nice holiday and always remember at some point we were/are/will REFUGEES even in our home countries. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

''Silent Diplomacy is Frustrating'' - Linnea Schibbye, Martin's Wife.

This's the price many journalists and their loved ones have to pay in dictatorial countries like Ethiopia. Johan & Martin committed no crime but dared to be a voice to the voiceless; otherwise they would have chased celebrities and then live a very luxurious life with their families. We Ethiopians owe Martin & Johan for sharing our pain and being punished by one of horn Africa's ruthless tyrants for the crimes they didn't commit. As you all know, Ethiopian dictator intensifies his crackdown on Ethiopian press with the guise of its recently enacted infamous ''anti-terrorism" law to muzzle critical journalists/bloggers which includes Eskinder Nega, Reyoot Alemu, Woubshet Taye and the duo Swedes Martin Schibbye & Johan Persson.