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Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby siren66 » 21 Jul 2012, 18:04


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July 21 (OPride) – Ethiopia's Minister of Civil Service, former President of Oromia regional state and minister of Science and Technology, Junedin Saddo, is reportedly receiving treatment in South Africa after a car crash.

According to OPride sources, the incident occurred earlier this week near Kaliti, on the entrance to the capital, Addis Ababa. It is not immediately clear if foul play was involved. There was a brief report on social media about the crash but his whereabouts had since been unknown.

Mr. Saddo's wife, Habiba Mohammed, is in detention suspected of aiding Muslim protesters opposed to the government's interference in religious affairs. Mrs. Saddo was nabbed on July 17 at the Saudi embassy while trying to flee the country, sources told OPride.

Quoting Addis Ababa-based weekly Amharic, Sendek newspaper, De Birhan blog reported, Mohammed was arrested upon exiting the embassy after meeting with Fahadel Kahatani, Saudi Arabia’s religious attaché in Addis Ababa, “with a large sum of money and over 800 books written in Arabic language.”

A source close to the Junedi’s, who asked not to be named due fear of retaliation, told OPride that the government alleges Mrs. Sado was trying to run away with the money. She is now being held at Maikilawi and no one has access to her.

Ethiopia's ruling party, now in power for two decades, is cracking down harshly on peaceful protesters and their leaders. The Ethiopian Muslims have been demanding religious freedom and protesting against government interference for eight months now – an unprecedented development for a country known to the outside world mostly for its dominant Christian faith.

According to the protesters’ own official Facebook account, Dimtsachin Yisema (let our voices be heard), all but a few of the movement's leaders are at large, with many detained overnight. The 17-member Islamic Arbitration Committee was selected by the protesters to arbitrate between Muslim protesters, the Islamic council, Mejlis, and the government.

Ahmedin Jebel, the group’s outspoken spokesperson was taken from his house last night, was allegedly beaten by police and is now being held at Maikalawi prison. The houses of those not arrested had also been ransacked, the group said. According to De Birhan, Jebel, who was arrested two years ago for an article he wrote about religion and politics in Ethiopia, is “regarded by many as the man behind the horizontally structured protest movement.” Jebel has been quoted in various news reports over the last few days.

Earlier today, shortly after Salatul Asr, police stormed the Anwar mosque compound before the protesters made their way out. "The police came out of no where and encircled the mosque," Ismail told OPride from Addis Ababa. "At least 50,000 worshipers are trapped inside the mosque compound, literally stepping on each other's toes."

Other reports via Twitter and Facebook, seemingly the only two sources of information at the absence of media coverage, confirm that the riot police was everywhere and a tear gas was used against the protests. No casualties were reported in today’s scuffle. According to Ismail, there is a general uneasiness in Addis at the moment. "But some people are screaming, crying and running toward tear gas in defiance," he said. “Others are fleeing the scene…there is so much chaos,” he said in a phone interview from the mosque.

Mr. Saddo was one of those accused by the protesters for pushing Meles Zenawi's scheme to silence Muslim activists. The government, particularly the ministry of Federal Affairs, is blamed for using the resources of the state to crop up a pro-regime religious sect, Al-Ahbash, which did not have a footing in the country.

It is to be remembered that Hassan Ali, the former president of Oromia, who fled the country and settled in Atlanta, Georgia faced the same fate. Many say that the arrest his wife is a harbinger of Mr. Saddo's downfall.



Re: Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby revolutions » 21 Jul 2012, 18:32



Something BIG is happening. Everyone is fleeing the country.



Re: Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby Akele » 21 Jul 2012, 18:44


revolutions wrote:
Something BIG is happening. Everyone is fleeing the country.

aye revu, working ot this days lol



Re: Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby Aragaw » 21 Jul 2012, 19:23


If it not natural cause it is aids, Cancer or car accident. One by one the are expiring.



Re: Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby Minelik » 21 Jul 2012, 19:29


I am sure the car accident is not an accident... it is a weyane mafia work they wanted to kill him. We all know weyane is inhumab beast ..only Edu at the 11th hour attempt to convince us that weyanes are human.



Re: Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby Roha » 21 Jul 2012, 20:29


The Ethiopian government had been very slow to react to this situation. The EPRDF government's close relationship with the Saudi Embassy in Addis and the small gifts the government/party members get from the Saudis has blinded them from seeing the real works of the Saudi Embassy in Addis, especially its so called Religious attache whose mission is strictly to spread the Wahabist version of Islam that is creating all the political mess in Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Ethiopia security forces should intensify their investigation and take appropriate mission on the so called Saudi religious attache whose real job is to spread a conservative and uncompromising version of Wahabist Islam.
Mr. Saddo's wife, Habiba Mohammed, is in detention suspected of aiding Muslim protesters opposed to the government's interference in religious affairs. Mrs. Saddo was nabbed on July 17 at the Saudi embassy while trying to flee the country, sources told OPride.
Quoting Addis Ababa-based weekly Amharic, Sendek newspaper, De Birhan blog reported, Mohammed was arrested upon exiting the embassy after meeting with Fahadel Kahatani, Saudi Arabia’s religious attaché in Addis Ababa, “with a large sum of money and over 800 books written in Arabic language.”



Re: Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby revolutions » 21 Jul 2012, 21:17


Akele wrote:
revolutions wrote:
Something BIG is happening. Everyone is fleeing the country.

aye revu, working ot this days lol


Eden,
A person cleaning an empty stadium doesn't put in overtime. You are a lucky son of a gun!



Re: Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby Roha » 22 Jul 2012, 04:23


This is issue getting out of hand. The last thing Ethiopia needs to deal is religion. Where was the Ethiopian government when Saudi "teachers" were roaming around. The Ethiopian government had been very slow to react to this situation. The EPRDF government's close relationship with the Saudi Embassy in Addis and the small gifts the government/party members get from the Saudis has blinded them from seeing the real works of the Saudi Embassy in Addis, especially its so called Religious attache whose mission is strictly to spread the Wahabist version of Islam that is creating all the political mess in Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Ethiopia security forces should intensify their investigation and take appropriate mission on the so called Saudi religious attache whose real job is to spread a conservative and uncompromising version of Wahabist Islam.
Mr. Saddo's wife, Habiba Mohammed, is in detention suspected of aiding Muslim protesters opposed to the government's interference in religious affairs. Mrs. Saddo was nabbed on July 17 at the Saudi embassy while trying to flee the country, sources told OPride.
Quoting Addis Ababa-based weekly Amharic, Sendek newspaper, De Birhan blog reported, Mohammed was arrested upon exiting the embassy after meeting with Fahadel Kahatani, Saudi Arabia’s religious attaché in Addis Ababa, “with a large sum of money and over 800 books written in Arabic language.”



Re: Junedin Saddo Crashes His Car

Postby siren66 » 22 Jul 2012, 09:32


TPLF is clearly taking advantage of the Meles Chenawi Crisis to eliminate an enemy. My question to you is, how did TESFAYE GEBREAB knew Junedin Saddo raped his wive's sister? It baffles me to death how he knew that information. And this happened 2 months ago. How?

Roha wrote:This is issue getting out of hand. The last thing Ethiopia needs to deal is religion. Where was the Ethiopian government when Saudi "teachers" were roaming around. The Ethiopian government had been very slow to react to this situation. The EPRDF government's close relationship with the Saudi Embassy in Addis and the small gifts the government/party members get from the Saudis has blinded them from seeing the real works of the Saudi Embassy in Addis, especially its so called Religious attache whose mission is strictly to spread the Wahabist version of Islam that is creating all the political mess in Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Ethiopia security forces should intensify their investigation and take appropriate mission on the so called Saudi religious attache whose real job is to spread a conservative and uncompromising version of Wahabist Islam.
Mr. Saddo's wife, Habiba Mohammed, is in detention suspected of aiding Muslim protesters opposed to the government's interference in religious affairs. Mrs. Saddo was nabbed on July 17 at the Saudi embassy while trying to flee the country, sources told OPride.
Quoting Addis Ababa-based weekly Amharic, Sendek newspaper, De Birhan blog reported, Mohammed was arrested upon exiting the embassy after meeting with Fahadel Kahatani, Saudi Arabia’s religious attaché in Addis Ababa, “with a large sum of money and over 800 books written in Arabic language.”



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