The Meles administration has released 17,765 prisoners,;most of them incarcerated because of their political beliefs. Good first step.
The following and more remain to be done.
-Undo the de facto state of emergency and reinstate the rights of citizens; the right to free speech, assembly and demonstration
-Allow the private press to start operating
-Unblock opposition and free speech websites
-legalize Kinijit and other opposition groups which have been made illegal
-start dialogue with genuine opposition parties
-Stop the crimes against the Ogaden people
Let the year be a year of reconciliation. MELKAM MILLENNIUM TO ALL ETHIOPIANS!