Dear Ambassador of Libya to United States,
Voice of America Amharic aired on Oct. 2 the suffering of Ethiopians in the Sahara jail under the control of your government. Women, children and elderly are beaten up some were left to die. Torture is performed on open desert.
These refugees are not a threat to your government. What is the reason for their suffering ? This morning BBC aired the death on sea of refuges in hundreds from Somalia and Eritrea/Ethiopia who were smuggled from Libya.
We understand your country is overwhelmed by refugees and many of your people see them as enemy. Libya should respect the international treaty for refugees it signed and take care of all refuges under its control.
Ethiopians in New York area are prepared to stage a rally at United Nation to highlight the suffering of our people in Libya’s jails. The Ethiopian Diaspora in DC is following the suffering of our people closely and will held your government accountable for the crime committed against defenseless Ethiopians in your soil.
Human Rights Activist
New York City