Ethiopian Christian and Muslim Council in Washington DC |
Press Release | July 26, 2012
The Ethiopian government has continued to grossly violate fundamental rights of its citizen disregarding its own constitution that unequivocally guarantees these clearly stated citizens’ rights on the constitution. Freedom of Religion, Freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly are basic human rights and are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is not for a government whose function is to serve the people to decide for whom freedoms should be allowed and to deprive those who don’t support them their rights of choosing their social and political system of their own free will.
Ethiopian Christian and Muslim Council condemn the kangaroo court sentencing of Andualem Arage, Eskinder Nega, and others to prison terms ranging from eight years to life behind bars for conspiring with rebels to topple the government in jail on vague and politically motivated terrorism charges, and the arrest of 17 Muslim leaders and members of committee from Awali and others by the government on vague politically motivated charge by accusing them instigating violence to undermine the constitution under the guise of religion.
Ethiopian Christian and Muslim Council believe that the current harassment, intimidation, and prison of the Muslim leaders is demonstrating the pursuit of the current regime to intimidate and arrest activists of the movement to prevent its popular implantation, especially when the current process of struggle is continuing for more than eight months, showed the governors that it’s not a passing wave and struggle will stop only when the Ethiopian people constitution rights is respected. Although the depth of the scars left in the collective memory of the Ethiopian people psyche by the current government is very difficult to imagine, the government action to the leaders will not intimidate the people neither it prevented them from continue their struggle to fight for their constitutional rights.
Ethiopian Christian and Muslim Council call for all Ethiopian to hold hand each other to fight to raise in united by narrowing our differences and join hands in hand with united voice to fight for our constitutional rights and to promote human rights, justice, and democracy in our country.
Ethiopian Christian and Muslim Council supported by March4Freedom, and Nejashi Justice Council. March 4 Freedom support the struggle for democracy and social justice in Ethiopia, and bring the world attention to the gross human rights abuses, tyranny and oppression of Ethiopians under the current brutal government. Nejashi Justice Council is a not-for-profit, independent organization with a mission to promote justice and equality, and raise awareness about human right abuse in Ethiopia.
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