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Zeynu Jemal Owes Addis Abeba Youth An Apology

Post by Horus » 10 Oct 2018, 21:35

Please listen carefully the interview between ESAT's Eyerusalem and Commissioner Zeynu Jemal...

From the whole interview, you can sense that the security forces have messed up. What they did was a random house to house afesa (the same old afesa going back the days of Derg). Zeynu is very uncomfortable and defensive. At the start, his voice was literally shivering.

Well, he is also new to free media and tough questioning ESAT style. It is funny, ESAT sent Eyerusalem saving the wrath of Messay but she was as tough as it could get. Every body know that most of this mass arrest was extra-legal and the month long forced education or brainwashing is also straight out of the play book of dictatorial regimes.

The more sad thing is that those parties that consider themselves liberal and democratic must have analyzed this incident and protested. In a democracy, the police may have probable cause to arrest (detain). To detain is to take away the freedom of the person. Then the police must have given the reason for detaining and taking away freedoms of the 1000s youth. Then those persons had the right to appear before a court within 24-72 hours from their detention.


The way Zeynu talks so lightly about arresting mass of people at will, brainwashing them and letting them go at the will of the state is so shameful and he should be ashamed. He should have come up with a better excuse or simply admitted mistakes. It is this kind of ignorance that becomes a culture of the state and slowly goes to the gutter of dictatorship.


Zeynu owes the Addis Abeba youth a better explanation and probably an apology.

The fact that Zeynu asserted that these youths were not arrested but taken for mass education is even worst reasoning. The police or the police state has no business in mental shaping, brainwashing, psychological fixing of the people. This tell you how far we are from the zone of knowledge, consciousness, and understanding what liberty and democracy is all about.

It my view these 1000s of youth must file civil case and seek damages from those authorities that made all those illegal, extra legal and mass arrest and storing people in detention camps for forced brainwashing and psychological trauma. The state has no right to alter the minds and thoughts of citizens by force.

Welcome back Stalinism. Bravo ESAT
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Re: Zeynu Jemal Owes Addis Abeba Youth An Apology

Post by Horus » 10 Oct 2018, 22:57

Here is the interview

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Re: Zeynu Jemal Owes Addis Abeba Youth An Apology

Post by Horus » 11 Oct 2018, 08:29

Something is not adding...……………………………………………………………………….

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