Open Letter to President Barack Obama, President of the United States from Concerned Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans

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President Obama
President Obama

Dear Mr. President, It is with sheer dismay, deep disappointment and disbelief that millions of Ethiopians within and outside Ethiopia heard Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman has given a stamp of approval to one of the most oppressive governments on the planet during an official visit to Addis Ababa, April 16, 2015. Her statement that “Ethiopia is a democracy that is moving forward in an election that we expect to be free, fair, credible, open and inclusive in ways that Ethiopia has moved forward in strengthening its democracy” is utterly baseless and untrue. At least 30 opposition parties have boycotted the May 2015 Parliamentary Elections. Multiethnic parties have been crushed and replaced by parties that are loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the minority ethnic group that dominates the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). In effect, the ruling party is running against itself.–— Read More —-

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