BUREAU OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS
Greetings! I hope you’ve had a good beginning to the New Year.
I hope you remember me. I was president of PEN Ethiopia and our members and myself are very grateful to you in particular and to the US government in general for your unwavering support for freedom of expression and human rights. With your generous support we were able to do many wonderful activities in Ethiopia and were able to inspire many young Ethiopian writers.
For our stance on freedom of expression and human rights, the TPLF-led government tortured, harassed, and imprisoned many of us and we were forced in to exile. I am now living in Toronto, Canada and pursuing a Ph.d in Ethiopian political culture.
THE TPLF obliterated and looted Ethiopia and held innocent Tigrayan’s hostage and used them as human shields. Their hegemonic ambition and their principle of ‘the end justify the means’ cost many precious lives in Ethiopia. Many Tigrayan young people, instead of going to school and reading books, are forced to carry guns. The TPLF brainwashed young Tigrayan’s in to looting, raping, killing and destroying the Afar and Amhara regions. They looted hospitals, clinics, schools, factories and higher institutions. They even raped elderly women and women in convents. They robbed poor people in the streets of Afar and Amhara and made whomever they found kneel down before them and took whatever belongings they had including money and mobile phones. They not only looted the hospitals, universities and factories, they destroyed what they could not transport to Mekelle, the capital of Tigray. These are some of the heinous crimes committed by the.
I am very confident that the US administration, with your leadership, will label TPLF as a terrorist organization. I hope you’ll force TPLF to disarm and surrender without precondition. It is also important that the billions of dollars the TPLF has abroad is frozen. Most importantly, it is critical that the US supports the legitimate government in Addis Ababa.
I am sure you had a chance to read the article below but in case you did not, please find A link to the interesting article by Bronwyn and Ann.
I would be grateful if we had the opportunity to meet and discuss the future of Ethiopia.
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