Monday, May 29, 2006

Free Mulunesh Abebayehu
Mulunesh Abebayehu, a school teacher by profession, was one of the elected council members for Addis. She has been in custody since november last year. Her story is very sad. She was arrested on Tikimit 30 while she was in a meeting at the school where she teaches. She was taken to Gulele Police station. While at the police station she was on a hunger strike; and due to that they transfered her to Makelawi after three days. On Hidar 5, she was made to appear before a municipal court ( near Philips building in Mexico Square) where police alleged that her crimes were defaming the former speaker Dawit yohanes of contracting HIV Aids ( Dawit Yohanes HIV yizotal Bilalehc) and uttering "Tiglu Yiketlal"(The struggle will continue). The remand court judge was amazed by the alleged ludicrous crimes. He asked the investigating police officer why he was asking for remand if these were the alleged crimes and told the police that if he alleged that this were what she had committed, there was no need for further investigation. The police who realized that the court was not cooperating transfered Mulunesh during the night to Ziway.
In ziway, she was again accused of another fabricated story and appeared Before Admitulu court where she was told her crime was throwing stones and burning tyres on the streets. She continued langushing in Ziway.

Her family brought a case against the Federal Police , Prison Authorities of Makelawi and the investigating police in Ziway before the sixth criminal bench of the Federal court requesting for accountability and to stop the arbitrary arrest of Mulunesh.

The family was assisted by Lawyer Birhane Mogese representing her to bring this case. He himself was arrested just the next day after he brought this case . The family asked the court why she was detained with ourt charge for so long. The police appeared and responded to the charge saying that they would transfer her to Addis and they were waiting for a prosecutor's response.

The police further argued that her case was being heard by the court in Ziway and; therefore, the case should be closed. The court dismissed the case in favor of the police . The family again brought an appeal protesting the decision. The appellate court last Thursday dismissed the case and upheld the decision of the lower court.

She is now in Kaliti with Birtukan et al. No charges have been brought against her until today.
No charges have been brought against her. She has started a hunger strike today(at Kaliti prison). This blogger has obtained her hand written letter. Let's call her foor her release loudly and with vigour. It is people like Mulunesh who mobilized the grass root during the may election. They may be low profile. Yet they have contributed as good as the leaders of Kinijit.

ሙሉነሽ አበባው የቅንጅት የአዲስ አበባ ተመራጭ ናቸው፡፡ በጥቅምት ወር በታጣቂ ኃይሎች በቁጥጥር ሥር ከዋሉ ጀምሮ ክስ ሳይመሰረትባቸው እስከአሁን ድረስ በእስር ላይ ይገኛሉ፡፡ ይህንንም በመቃወም ከዛሬ ጀምሮ የረሀብ አድማ ለማድረግ ወስነዋል፡፡ ጉዳያቸውን የሚገልጽ ደብዳቤያቸው ከእስር ቤት ወጥቷል፡፡ ለዚህ ብሎገርም ደርሶታል፡፡ ወ/ሮ ሙሉነሽ በደብዳቤያቸው ያሰራቸው አካል እንዲከሳቸው አሊያም በነፃ እንዲለቃቸው ይጠይቃሉ፡፡ ደብዳቤውን ይመልከቱ፡፡
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Anonymous said...

Dear Blog master,

Could you please facilitate a petition to the Amnesty International or any other relevant organization so that we can lobby for her release.



Anonymous said...

Zagol,we have to do something about this.
We have to shout aloud for thoes muted like Mulunesh.
These unsonged heroines should be given their dues.
We have to remember that everbody can\'t have high profile.

Anonymous said...

the end is near,hold on Mulunesh

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