At the 38:20 minutes mark of the hearing, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs stated: “According to a recent Harvard survey more than 90% of Ethiopians believe it would be unacceptable to move forward without some sort of truth-seeking trials and reparation. But all of us who have worked in conflict resolution know that [in] transitional justice, how you do it is more complicated than it sounds. The survey also found out that residents of Tigray have little confidence in domestic courts to provide justice with that a plurality of Ethiopians across the country favor using existing domestic courts to pursue accountability as opposed to some sort of hybrid [of domestic and international courts] or international mechanism.”
One thing the idiotic #NoMore
movement has done is condemning the international community, particularly the US, as Ethiopia’s and Amhara’s enemy. This made Ethiopians to be suspicious of the international community. It is this idiocy
that has led Ethiopians to favor using Abiy
‘s justice system over independent international investigations.
This is exactly why I have been saying the hermitized intellectual class is a liability to Ethiopia and Amhara. The hermitized intellectuals should have some integrity. They must ask the people of Ethiopia and Amhara forgiveness for misleading them and lead a campaign to have an unfettered international investigation to bring all criminals to justice.