Miscarriage of justice at Zenawi’s abortion clinic

By Abebe Gelaw

June 12, 2007

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The guilty verdict passed by the widely condemned and ridiculed Kangaroo court presided by a hireling of Meles Zenawi called Adil Ahmed is not surprising at all in an empire of injustice. The theatrical court staging the highly charged political drama was hastily constituted with the help of his butlers of injustice for the sole purpose of serving as an abortion clinic commandeered at the helm by the tyrant himself who is known to have absolute disregard to the whole nation he misrules. His hands are soaked with the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent souls that he has terminated and ruined in over three decades. Fortunately, his crimes are written all over his forehead.

 

No amount of guns, masks and propaganda can help him conceal his crimes and we won’t be scared away from declaring his guilt far and wide. The despicable tyrant, who is cock sure that he can deceive the whole world, has declared his innocent victims guilty of the crimes he has been committing with impunity for so long. He never doubts that he has mastered the art of deception. What a poor soul!

 

In spite of what he wants us to believe, the whole nation, including his opportunist supporters and servants, know that Meles Zenawi is the devils incarnate who is causing so many pains and so much suffering to our poor country and its people. Since Meles joined a narrow ethnocentric armed insurgency in the mid-1970s with the aim of seceding Eritrea and Tigray from the rest of Ethiopia, he has committed all kinds of crimes in the book. Despite his well documented crimes against humanity, high treason, war crimes, gross human rights violations, extrajudicial killings, torture, mass detention, pillage and corruption, just to mention a few among a long list of his heinous crimes,  he pretends that justice is being served against his opponents.

 

According to Meles Zenawi, the elected popular leaders, journalists and human rights activists, have been found guilty of “outrage against the constitution”. In reality, the whole world knows the simple fact that there is no real constitution in Ethiopia. Had there been a constitution, justice would have vindicated the victims of his atrocities. If there had been a constitution, he and his accomplices of injustice would have faced a court marshal for all the crimes they have been committing against the whole nation with arrogance and impunity for so long. 

 

Hiding behind the facades of his opulent palace at Arat Kilo, perennially overlooking brothels in the sprawling shantytown, the tyrant passed his judgment against the champions of freedom. On so many occasions, he declared their guilt of dismantling the non-existent constitutional order, committing genocide against the people of Tigray and high treason against their country that they have served with great distinction during their entire working lives.

 

After his crushing defeat at the polls, the tyrant became so insecure that the only scheme he could come up with to cling to political power was to attack and accuse others to divert the attention of Ethiopians from demanding their God given liberties. Blinded with greed and confused with his uncertain future if democracy prevails, he returned back to his violent streak, miscounted ballot papers, killed scores of protesters including school children who challenged the daylight robbery of their parents’ votes and detained nearly fifty thousand youths in the harshest concentration camps throughout the country.

 

Here comes the mafia boss again bulldozing the dignity and rights of innocent citizens using his Kangaroo courts. Imagine a well-known criminal setting up a “court of justice.” The obvious victims at his court of injustice would be those who have been at the receiving end of his crimes, those who have witnessed and those who have challenged his misdeeds. That is exactly what is happening in Ethiopia. Meles Zenawi has committed all sorts of crimes throughout his adult life. His contempt for justice outstrips that of his predecessor Mengistu Hailemariam. What makes the crimes of Zenawi much more unforgivable is the fact that he caused a great deal of destruction and bloodshed in the name of democracy and freedom but ended up imposing his backward Stone Age tyranny. To add insult to injury, he has held innocent men and women chosen to lead Ethiopia to account for his own crimes. What a travesty of justice!

 

Zenawi’s court of injustice is only comparable to an illegal abortion clinic. As long as he lives in luxury profiteering from his bloody trade, he never cares about the lives he terminates and ruins. Whether we like it or not, there is no curse worse than being misruled by a narcissist tyrant who has no regard whatsoever for his subjects, children and the infirm or even our collective destiny as a nation. Once again the tyrant has induced a deliberate miscarriage of justice at his outlawed abortion clinic.

 

One of the most famous American attorney generals, Rober Francis Kennedy (1925-68), once said: “It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.” One can surmise the fact that Meles Zenawi is paranoid whose misdeeds emanate from his insecurities and cowardice. He is in constant fear of being brought to justice. That is one of the reasons why he jailed all those who can potentially bring a reign of justice in Ethiopia. No matter what the despot says and does, it is evident that those who have stood up for the ideals of justice are paying immense sacrifices to end the darkness of injustice so that their fellow countrymen will live under the sunshine of freedom and democracy.

 

As Sebhat Nega, one of the ideologues of the racist gang called the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, recently told us with no sense of shame that the popular prisoners of conscience have been languishing in jails just because of their desire for change. According to him, those who support their views, whether they are already in jails or not, are considered to be prisoners. While the TPLF oligarchy is preparing for the grand millennium party, those who deserve to lead the country out of injustice, abject poverty and dictatorship have been declared guilty. This is a challenge to all freedom loving Ethiopians. As the French thinker Montesquieu rightly said: “The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy”. Leaving aside our differences, let us conquer our indifference and apathy and march towards the gates of justice to fully attain our God given human liberties and potentials.

  

May the Lord of Justice have mercy upon us and save us from the demon’s plans for apocalyptic injustice.

 

Amen!