Friends of Ethiopia
Friends of Dr Taye
Selam to all of you.
Dr Taye W. Semiate has finally walked out of Karchale jail this morning.
He was escorted by hundreds of Addis Ababa citizens, notable individuals,
journalists headed by Kifle Mulat, family members and ETA officials. Dr Taye
went straight to ETA office with all the crowed. He visited the office and
the compound. He was beaming with joy and looked healthy, cheerful and
Seeing all that people escorting him like not just a charismatic statesman
but an adorable celebrity, he was looking at every one was affection and
ETA officials drove Dr Taye straight to his resting place. We pray he will
have a good rest for a couple of days without being disturbed.
As for the press release, the journalist gave ETA officials such a hard
time demanding that Ethiopian people would love to hear the voice of their
hero and wouldn't wait until Saturday. As journalists have been at the head
of this campaign, ETA finds it difficult to resist their demand. Therefore,
as Dr Taye feels fit, he could give press conference before Saturday.
However, the Saturday public meeting will go ahead as scheduled.
Thank you Education International
Thank you Amnesty International
Thank you NUT, NATFE - Steve Sinnot particularly
Thank you TUC
Thank you -Free Taye - Marilyn, Carlos, Nancy, Jean (the power in the
Thank you AAAS
Thank you fellow Ethiopians
Thank you every one who took part in this struggle.
Good bless you all
The struggle to free the remaining victims from the Woyyane jail continues.
Addendum: General Secretary Gemoraw Kassa has just talked to Dr Taye
Woldesemiate on the phone. Taye said going to ETA escorted by so many people
made him feel like he was coming home from a far distant galaxy. Gemoraw
Kassa's reaction is, Taye's voice sounded as strong as he new six years ago.
Taye told Gemoraw that he knew there would too many people and in order to
prevent his emotions let him down, he had to get up early and do a good
exercise before meeting the crowed. He came unbroken and strong.