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Birtukan Mideksa Petition for Pardon and Interview Video

We reported earlier that the Ethiopian government accepted Birtukan Mideksa’s petition and granted her pardon for second time and, thus, she is released from Kaliti Federal Prison this morning.

Here is her Petition for Pardon and Oral statement aired by the State owned ETV.

Birtukan’s Statement on ETV 

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Petition for Pardon

Image - Petition for Pardon
Image – Petition for Pardon
Image - Petition for Pardon
Image – Petition for Pardon

Background

June 2007
An Ethiopian Court sentenced Bitukan Mideksa, with other CUD[Kinijit] leaders,  to life imprisonment on charges of attempt to subvert the constitutional order.
Birtukan Mideksa and other CUD leaders petitioned for Pardon by a letter to the Prime Minister .

July 18/2007
Birtukan Mideksa and other CUD leaders released from Prison on Pardon. The Pardon was based on a pre-condition that they respect and observe the Constitution and the Constitutional order.

Nov. 2008
Birtukan Mideksa, in a public speech to the Ethiopian Diaspora in Sweden, declared the Pardon has no legally invalid, thus not binding.

December 10/2008
The Federal Police Commissioner summoned Birtukan Mideksa and requested her to retract her statement.

December 25/2010
The Federal Police Commissioner warned Birtukan Mideksa, in person, to retract her statement or face the consequences.

December 30/2010
The Board of Pardon revoked Birtukan’s Pardon. She was sent to Kaliti Federal Prison to resume serving her life sentence.

Sept 15/2010
Birtukan Mideksa submitted a petition  for pardon to the Prime Minister for a second time.

Sept 16/2010 to Oct 6 2010
The Prime Minister sent the petition to the Board of Pardon.
The Federal Prison administration submitted to the Board of Pardon a Pardon Application Form filled by Birtukan Mideksa.
The Board of Pardon sent its members to verify the petition and ascertain her regret.
The Board deliberated on the matter and recommended her release on pardon to the President of the Republic.
President W/Giorgis approved the pardon.

Oct 6/2010
Birtukan Mideksa released from Kaliti Federal Prison went to her home early in the morning around 7a.m. [Ethiopian time]

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6 Comments on Birtukan Mideksa Petition for Pardon and Interview Video

  1. That is it , game over!!!!

  2. Yes we the Ethiopian people know what truly happened. May God bless Birtukan and may God punish the true criminals who have blood in there hands as well as there supporters who effectively are the collaborators of the crime.

  3. Ayy Daniel,

    Don’t make yourself this blind to take side young man!! Who on earth could believe this pardon letter and the tapped interview?…ha ha. It, however, insinuates the system in your country is rather of ‘stone ages’. Oopss did I say your country, I mean our country. By the way, no mighty power will remain un-checkered for ever, there will shortly be a time that this ‘False Ethiopia’ will fall down like the neftegna regimes, and East Africa will be on piece. That time you will re-elect the mighty Meles for the republic of Tigray, and you will brag about Guad Amoraw or whoever to the people you guys belong .

    Once again this pardon letter is one of the manifestations that bolster the ‘False Ethiopia’ cannot exist as one nation…only powerful tribes keep on humiliating others like what had been happening before. So, let’s go on with our separate ways as the constitution allows. However, dependent people who are crippled of resources, like Daniel and the neftegnas, can have no taste for such modern approach.

  4. Ayy Daniel,

    Don’t make yourself this blind to take side young man!! Who on earth could believe this pardon letter and the taped interview?…ha ha. It, however, insinuates the system in your country is rather of ‘stone ages’. Oopss did I say your country, I mean our country. By the way, no mighty power will remain un-checkered forever, there will shortly be a time that this ‘False Ethiopia’ will fall down like the neftegna regimes, and East Africa will be on peace. That time you will re-elect the mighty Meles for the republic of Tigray, and you will brag about Guad Amoraw or whoever to the people you guys belong .

    Once again this pardon letter is one of the manifestations that bolster the ‘False Ethiopia’ cannot exist as one nation…only powerful tribes keep on humiliating others like what had been happening before. So, let’s go on with our separate ways as the constitution allows. However, dependent people who are crippled of resources, like Daniel and the neftegnas, can have no taste for such a modern approach.

  5. ha ha ha ..things always spins all round and round , EPRDF (MELES) regime. they wrote the whole shame and forced Birtukan to sign this damn paper , this is it bro

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