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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Shimeles kemal and John Stewart
The Daily Court
Today's court room comedy had no match in its humor. The prosecutor showed video tapes of the Woreda 3 town hall meeting in August. It had already shown the Woreda 23 and 9 meetings. The public meeting was chaired by Major Admasse.
The prosecutor explained the charges this video is supposed to prove. This is where Shimeles kemal's performance surpasses John Stewart's in its funny side
The prosecutor stated that the organizers of the meeting decorated the town hall with the" former" Ethiopian flag (plain Green, yellow and red); not the one with the star in the middle as the constitution proclaims. This flag, the prosecutor argued, depicts Ethiopia as "Ahadawi"(unitary) while the constitution stipulates that Ethiopia is Federal. Thus, according to the prosecutor, the decoration of town halls with the Green, yellow and Red flag(without the star) constitutes the crime of "Outrage against the constitution and constitutional order" pursuant to Article 238 of the Ethiopian Criminal Code.

Surely,The prosecutor's next targets are going to be football fans who camp Addis Ababa stadium whenever the national team plays, waiving the "old flag".
I suppose the shops which sell the "old bandira" at "Military Tera" in Merkato should be warned that they are trying to subvert the constitution.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

A beautiful picture man...I feel a lot of gratitude and love for this woman. She makes us all proud.

The courtroom is just a joke. Sikew cherisew mehon alebet casun yemiakerbut.

Anonymous said...

Ther is no end to woyane stupidity.
they just loot money and don't hire a good PR person? What a shame! They are an embarassment to the whole nation. Anyway, they use the same tactic to discourage the diaspora. They are now accusing CUDP and olf as terrorists in the heart of America. Their accusation goes even further and singled out paltalk chat rooms as the main culprit. Embarassingly they requested the USA to ban the freedom these rooms are enjoying. Shamefully, they said they have been recording all the chats in these rooms and will gladly present it to the authorities. the idea of this really stupid tactic was to discourage the diaspora from engaging in a meaningful way to contribute to the struggle for democracy. What woyanes don't understand is there is almost absolute freedom in America. Media cannot be easily shut down and/or the diaspora is scared. In fact its gonna back fire. They are going to be sued for defamationand the parties involved could demand compensation for damages. There is no knagaroo court in America. The sad part is how they spend Ethiopian taxpayer money and donors money to spy on their own citizens in foreign lands. the good thing is they cannot be off the hook easily like they do in Ethiopia.

God Bless

Anonymous said...

Quote:
"The prosecutor stated that the organizers of the meeting decorated the town hall with the" former" Ethiopian flag (plain Green, yellow and red); not the one with the star in the middle as the constitution proclaims"

I can't believe I am reading this??? I just can't! This is way too rediculous, even by EPRDF standards!!!

tobian said...

hahaha.

so when are they going to arrest Kenenisa, Haile, Derartu, etc?

Anonymous said...

Why do Woyanes worship "Cherqe"

If the Woyane Boss remembers his own word!

Anonymous said...

Why do not they also bring Aba Paulos to court as head of the Orthdox church. All the churches have the tri-color (green, yellow and red)inside and on top of the churches.