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Libyan ISIS beheaded Ethiopian Christians in cold-blood

 

  • Video seems to show militants in Libya holding one group of at least 16 captive on a beach and 12 others in a desert
  • Before the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians if they do not convert 
  • Ethiopia unable to confirm its citizens were killed by militants in the footage but condemned the ‘atrocious act’
  • It comes two months after 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded by extremists in a similar video from Libya

 

A shocking new video appearing to show at least 30 Christians being beheaded and shot by ISIS in Libya has been released.

The 29-minute video, titled ‘Until It Came To Them – Clear Evidence’, shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive, thought to be in the south and the west of the country.

At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the ‘followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church’, are lined up and shot in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach before being beheaded.

This follows another video in February of the beheading of a group of 21 Coptic Christians on the beach in Libya, though that terrain was rockier than the one shown in the latest film.

It raises fears that ISIS is consolidating its presence on the ‘doorstep of Europe’, as Libya is just a few hundred miles from the coast of Italy.

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Thirty Ethiopian Christians appear to have been beheaded and shot by ISIS in a sickening new propaganda video. Above, at least 16 men are marched down a beach in Libya by militants before they are killed

Thirty Ethiopian Christians appear to have been beheaded and shot by ISIS in a sickening new propaganda video. Above, at least 16 men are marched down a beach in Libya by militants before they are killed

Ethiopia was unable to confirm its citizens were killed in the footage but condemned the ‘atrocious act’, a government official said.

The video shows the men at the coast wearing Guantanamo-style orange jumpsuits and being held at the neck by fighters in combats with balaclavas covering their faces. The victims inland are forced to kneel as militants dressed in combats and green masks stand behind them holding rifles.

It starts with what it called a ‘history of Christian-Muslim relations’, which includes scenes of militants destroying churches, graves and icons.

A masked fighter in black then brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians if they do not convert.

In an apparent reference to Ethiopia’s attacks on neighbouring Somalia, whose population is almost entirely Muslim, he says: ‘Muslim blood shed under the hands of your religions is not cheap. To the nation of the cross we are now back again.’

The footage, which was released on websites and social media accounts officially linked to ISIS, also cuts to Christians in Syria explaining how they were given the choice of converting to Islam or paying a ‘special tax’.

At the end it switches between the two sets of captives – thought to be mainly migrant workers – with one group shot dead at point-blank range and the others beheaded on the beach. The video has not yet been verified.

The men – wearing Guantanamo-style orange jumpsuits – are held at the neck and forced to kneel by fighters in combats with balaclavas covering their faces

The men, thought to be migrant works, are described by Islamic State in the video as the 'followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church'

The men, thought to be migrant works, are described by Islamic State in the video as the ‘followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church’

The footage also shows around 12 men being shot in a desert area, believed to be in the south of the country, by militants wearing green balaclavas and combats

The footage also shows around 12 men being shot in a desert area, believed to be in the south of the country, by militants wearing green balaclavas and combats

A masked fighter in black (right) brandishing a pistol vows to kill Christians if they do not convert, saying: 'Muslim blood shed under the hands of your religions is not cheap. To the nation of the cross we are now back again'

A masked fighter in black (right) brandishing a pistol vows to kill Christians if they do not convert, saying: ‘Muslim blood shed under the hands of your religions is not cheap. To the nation of the cross we are now back again’

The victims are forced to kneel in front of the militants (above) before being shot at point-blank range simultaneously. The video bore the official logo of the IS media arm Al-Furqan and resembled previous footage released by the extremist group

The militant in black - who is completely covered apart from his eyes - remains flanked by two people holding guns throughout the clip

The militant in black – who is completely covered apart from his eyes – remains flanked by two people holding guns throughout the clip

CHRISTIANITY IN ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia is a predominantly Christian country with the religion being introduced in the country the 4th century, making it one of the oldest Christian states in the world.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is one of the oldest organized Christian bodies in the world, and more than 40 per cent of the population are members of the church.

Around 20 per cent of the population follow other branches of Christianity, a majority being Protestant.

Islam was not introduced in the country for another 300 years, and now about one third of Ethiopians identify as Muslim.

Initial reports did not make clear who the captives were or when they were captured.

The video bore the official logo of the IS media arm Al-Furqan and resembled previous footage released by the extremist group.

Redwan Hussein, an Ethiopian government spokesman, said officials were in contact with its embassy in Cairo to verify the video’s authenticity.

He said he believed those killed were likely to have been Ethiopian migrants hoping to reach Europe. Libya has become a hub for migrants across Africa hoping to cross the Mediterranean to enter Europe for work and better lives.

‘If this is confirmed, it will be a warning to people who wish to risk and travel to Europe though the dangerous route,’ Mr Hussein said.

He added that Ethiopia, which does not have an embassy in Libya, would help repatriate Ethiopians if they wanted to leave. Libyan officials were not immediately available for comment.

Abba Kaletsidk Mulugeta, an official with the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church’s Patriarchate Office, said he also believed the victims were likely to have been migrants.

‘I believe this is just another case of the IS group killing Christians in the name of Islam. Our fellow citizens have just been killed on a faith-based violence that is totally unacceptable. This is outrageous,’ he said.

‘No religion orders the killing of other people, even people from another religion.’

Ethiopia’s options to retaliate remain slim, given its distance from Libya.

However, Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt Mohammed Edrees said his country could partner with Cairo to strike the militants.

‘That could be an option,’ Mr Edrees said. ‘We will see and explore what is possible to deal with group.’

It comes just two months after the extremist group in Libya beheaded 21 captured Egyptian Christians on a beach (above)

It comes just two months after the extremist group in Libya beheaded 21 captured Egyptian Christians on a beach (above)

The latest video mirrored a film released in February showing militants beheading 21 captured Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach (pictured above), which immediately drew Egyptian airstrikes on the group's suspected positions in Libya

The latest video mirrored a film released in February showing militants beheading 21 captured Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach (pictured above), which immediately drew Egyptian airstrikes on the group’s suspected positions in Libya

Frederic Wehrey, a senior associate for the Middle East Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said: ‘The Islamic State in Libya is still focused on this consolidation phase of announcing its presence through these very high-profile executions. But they face some structural limits in terms of how much local support they can get because they haven’t captured real revenue streams.’

It comes just two months after IS militants filmed themselves beheading 21 captured Egyptian Christians on a similar beach, which immediately drew Egyptian airstrikes on the group’s suspected positions in Libya.

ISIS has been able to gain a foothold amid chaos in Libya, where two governments backed by rival alliances of militias are battling each other as well as extremist groups.

The group is also advancing in Iraq, where it has captured three villages near the city of Ramadi.

 Islamic State fighters, pictured carrying flags and dressed in black, have been able to gain a foothold amid the chaos in Libya

 Islamic State fighters, pictured carrying flags and dressed in black, have been able to gain a foothold amid the chaos in Libya

More than 90,000 people have fled the ISIS’s advance in Anbar, a United Nations humanitarian agency said earlier this morning.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement that civilians are fleeing Ramadi as well as the three nearby villages captured by the IS group a few days ago.

Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said: ‘Our top priority is delivering life-saving assistance to people who are fleeing – food, water and shelter are highest on the list of priorities.’

Iraqi officials in Anbar have described Ramadi as a ghost town, with empty streets and closed shops.

Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and U.S.-led airstrikes managed to dislodge ISIS, which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria and wants to redraw the map of the Middle East, from the northern city of Tikrit earlier this month.

But the troops have struggled against the militants in Anbar, which saw some of the heaviest fighting of the eight-year U.S. military intervention that ended in 2011.

Elsewhere today, the US-led coalition said Kurdish forces recaptured 11 villages in Iraq’s Kirkuk province from ISIS following days of intense clashes. The coalition said the area of about 25 square miles (65 square kilometers) was south of the city of Kirkuk.

Ethiopia’s Opposition Rises Again ?

By William Lloyd-George

On Jul. 14 several hundred opposition protestors gathered in northern town of Gondar to and called on the government to stop exploiting the antiterrorism law and release those whom the law has been used to imprison. Credit: William Lloyd-George/IPS
On Jul. 14 several hundred opposition protestors gathered in northern town of Gondar to and called on the government to stop exploiting the antiterrorism law and release those whom the law has been used to imprison. Credit: William Lloyd-George/IPS.

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GONDAR, Ethiopia, Jul 18 2013 (IPS) – Since the violent quashing of political protests after the ruling party won Ethiopia’s 2005 elections, this East African nation has seen little in the way of political dissent. That is, until the last few months.

Since June, the country has witnessed mass protests in three of its major cities. Despite the significance of these protests, observers disagree over how much they signal a rebirth for the country’s opposition movement and the government’s tolerance of it.

“Until the recent protests, most had lost faith in the democratisation process and opposition parties,” Hallelujah Lulie, a political analyst from the Ethiopia-based Institute for Security Studies told IPS.

When the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front won another term of office in 2005, thousands of protestors took to the streets in protest, as the party has been in power since 1991. It had appeared that the ruling party rigged the vote as many expected the opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy and the United Ethiopian Democratic Forces to win.

The crackdown led to the arrest of several opposition party politicians, with many others being forced to flee the country and give up politics.

“We need legislative change in order for proper liberalisation where opposition groups are free to operate without arrests and other harassment.” — Hallelujah Lulie, political analyst
“Recent opposition activities, however, show that people are beginning to recognise the opposition again, which could be a big boost for the domestic opposition parties,” said Hallelujah.

On Jun. 2 a new opposition group, the Blue Party, organised mass protests in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. Thousands marched down one of the city’s main avenues, calling for the release of political prisoners and journalists and the reform of government policies.

The protest was given permission, and no arrests were made during, before, or after the demonstration, leading some to believe that the government had become more tolerant towards opposition activities.

“While there have been no arrests so far, we have credible information that the government is plotting to break up our movement and label us as terrorists. We have seen no change in the government or a willingness to engage in dialogue with us,” Yilkal Getnet, chairman of the Blue Party, told IPS.

Getachew Reda, spokesman for the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s office, told IPS that they would not negotiate with the protestors, as there are proper legal channels to address issues that the opposition politicians had not exhausted.

“Despite a lack of response from the government, we believe that the opposition movement will continue to gain momentum and are deeply encouraged by the (recent) protests,” said Yilkal.

On Jul. 14, the major opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), organised protests in two major cities, Gondar and Dessie, in north and north-central Ethiopia, respectively. It was part of a campaign ‘One Million Voices for Freedom’, which sought to get one million signatures on a petition with demands similar to those of the Blue Party.

In Gondar, protestors marched through the capital and called on the government to stop exploiting the anti-terrorism law and release those whom the law has been used to imprison, including political prisoners and journalists. But bad weather and reports of intimidation prior to the march meant that the protestors numbered in the hundreds at most.

“Numbers do not matter right now, it is just very symbolic that the recent protests took place out of Addis, as most the activism is in Addis where it is easier to mobilise supporters,” said Hallelujah. “It shows that the opposition movement could be on the path to regaining popular recognition and trust again.”

Hallelujah believes the protests could be a sign that the opposition is emerging again, he argued that they still face huge challenges that could hinder their chances of success. He said that it is hard for opposition parties to increase their membership freely, to raise funds and even to rent a hall for party meetings.

“They are still operating in a very tight and unfriendly environment,” said Hallelujah. “We need legislative change in order for proper liberalisation where opposition groups are free to operate without arrests and other harassment.”

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In the run-up to the protests in Gondar, UDJ party leaders say they faced extreme harassment by the regional state authorities. According to the UDJ, on Jul. 13 local police surrounded the office and would not let their members out all day. Only at the last minute an unofficial deal was reached with the local commander to hold the protest, or so claim party members. Also, over 10 members of their group were arrested for distributing leaflets to the general public in the days leading up to the protest.

Peering through rusty metal bars at Gondar’s Police Station 3, a simple mud hut structure, Amedemakryam Ezra, a UDJ party member, said he was arrested two weeks ago for distributing leaflets.

“They beat my legs so bad, I could not even walk for a week,” Amedemakryam told IPS from the prison. “We have not been allowed out of this cell since. It’s horrible.”

Before he could finish his sentence, another party member who was also arrested for distributing leaflets appeared. Maru Ashagere, a hairdresser, told IPS that the local authorities went to his parents’ chicken farm and said they would poison all the chickens as punishment for their son’s political activities.

“This kind of harassment makes it very difficult for us to operate but we will struggle through none the less to achieve our goals,” Asrat Tassie, Secretary-General of UDJ, told IPS at the police station. “Despite all this, we were able to go on with our protest and mobilise the people.”

Not only were party members harassed, but some Gondar residents told IPS they were too scared to join the protests due to threats made throughout the city.

While some might have not have joined out of fear, it appears that many around Gondar did not join because of a lack of faith in the UDJ and the opposition movement. Several residents told IPS that they did not trust the UDJ or believe that it could find real solutions.

“If they can show us real policies to replace the ruling parties, then maybe more for us would join,” said Tesfaye, 34, a local shopkeeper. “They just shout against the government but don’t offer a decent alternative, or solutions to the problems. That is not helpful to anyone.”

 

Ethiopian Dream-liner the first to flay the first to catch fire after lithium-ion battery incident that down all liners

A fire on an empty Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Friday forced London’s busy Heathrow Airport to temporarily close both its runways and attracted more unwelcome attention to the high-tech but problem-prone jet.

The cause of the blaze on the Ethiopian Airlines plane has not been determined.

But based on the location of the damage — in a section of the plane made in North Charleston — analysts said it doesn’t seem to be a recurrence of the battery problem that grounded all 787s for more than three months this year.

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Early theories ranged from human errors like something left in the plane or left on in the galley to airplane malfunction, such as a wiring fault.

“Until we even know where the fire started, you just can’t say,” Scott Hamilton of Issaquah, Wash.-based aviation consulting firm Leeham Co.

There were no passengers aboard the plane at the time of the afternoon incident, according to the London airport.

Television images showed firetrucks and fire-retardant foam around the jet, which was parked on a remote stand. They also showed serious damage to the top of the jet’s rear fuselage near its green, yellow and red tailfin.

The fire, wherever it started, breached the crown of the composite fuselage, leaving a hole and raising questions about how or if that can be repaired.

Mary Schiavo, a former inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said American and British investigators will be interested in the fire’s effect on the plane’s skin.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending an “accredited representative” to Heathrow to assist in the investigation.

“Here they’re going to want to know how hot it was, and if it was so hot that you would expect anything to burn and melt, or if it wasn’t, what the implications of composites are,” said Schiavo, now an attorney at Motley Rice in Mount Pleasant.

According to several reports, the plane was sitting on the tarmac for eight hours before smoke was detected.

Asked what she thinks the most likely cause was, Schiavo said wiring.

“Because it was powered and if it had ground power it shouldn’t have been drawing much power from the battery unless it was a situation where it was overcharging,” she said.

Boeing released a statement on Twitter shortly after the incident was reported.

Ethiopian dream liner caught on fire

“We’re aware of the 787 event @HeathrowAirport and have Boeing personnel there,” the statement said. “We’re working to fully understand and address this.”

The plane in question, which bore the name “Queen of Sheba” and registration ET-AOP on its side, was one of four 787s Boeing has delivered to the African airline through last month, all from its 787 factory complex in Everett, Wash. According to reports, the plane was the first 787 to resume flights after the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its grounding order in April.

While this 787 did not undergo final assembly or delivery at the North Charleston Boeing complex, like all 787s, its aft-fuselage section was made here and its mid-body was assembled here.

The incident is likely to put pressure back on the Chicago-based aerospace giant, which seemed to be moving past the troubles it had with the 787’s lithium-ion battery in the first half of the year.

In those incidents, one on the ground in Boston and one in the air over Japan, the damage was to the bottom side of the jet, toward the middle and front of the fuselage.

Before the grounding, Boeing had delivered 50 787s, and was ramping up to make up for the years of delay before it delivered its first 787 in September 2011. Boeing is now making about seven 787s per month, with 1.5 per month coming out of North Charleston and the rest out of Everett.

Boeing shares, which had reached a 52-week high of 108.15 Friday, plunged down as much as 7 percent following news of the fire. The stock rebounded somewhat to closed down 4.7 percent at $101.87.

The British airport had reopened its runways by 6 p.m. BST – 1 p.m. EST – the airport reported on Twitter.

Meanwhile, a Thomson Airways 787 traveling from England to Florida on Friday had to turn back after experiencing a technical issue.

The British airline said that its from Manchester Airport to Sanford, Florida had returned to Manchester “as a precautionary measure.” Thomson said all passengers had disembarked from that plane and engineers are inspecting the aircraft.

Reach Brendan Kearney at 937-5906 and follow him on Twitter at @kearney_brendan. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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ወደዴሳእስር የገባሁበት ሁኔታ Samson Solomon

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አርብ 2005 sep 30 እኔ የምሰራበት አካባቢ ያለው አዲስ ከተማ ትምህርት ቤት በተማሪና ፖሊስ መሀከል እረብሻ ነበር እለት ሰኞ oct 3 2005 ነው ከቀኑ 6᎓30 ስአት አካባቢ ይሆናል የጋራጁ በር በትንሹ ተከፍቶ ነበር ተማሪወቹ በሩጫ በሩን በርግደው ሲገቡ ወታደሮቹም ተከትለዋቸው  በፍጥነት ወደ ውስጥ ዘልቀው ይገቡና ከምሰራው መኪና ስር  አንስተው እየደበደቡኝ  ያወጡኛል ምክኒያቱን አላወኩትም ለመጠየቅም ሞከርኩን የሚሰማኝ አልነበረም ብቻ ዱላው ሲያርፍብኝ ነው የሚሰማኝ በኋላም ይዘውኝ ባሻገር የጦር ሰራዊት መኪና ቆሞ ሰው እየተጫነና ሲደበደብ ደግሞ በሚቀጥለው መንገድ ከላይ ሰው ፈንጠር ብለው ይመለከቱናል ድብደባው ስለጸናብኝ ፈጠን ፈጠን ብዬ ወደ መኪናው ለመንጠላጠል ሞከርኩኝ ከኋላዬ የነበረው ታጣቂ ወገቤ በሰደፊ ሲመታኝ የያዝኩትን ብረት ለቅቄው መሬት ስዘረጋ ከዚያም ከዚህም መተው የዱላ ውርጅብኝ አወረዱብኝ የሞት ሞትን ተነስቼ የተያዙትም እርዳታ አድርገውልኝ መኪና ላይ ለመንጠላጠል ቻልኩኝ መኪናው ውስጥ በግምት ከ 30 እንበልጣለን ከአረጋዊያን ጨምሮ የአይምሮ በሽተኛ ጎዳና ተዳዳሪ የተለያዩ የህብረተሰብ ክፍል ትንሽ ትልቅ ሳይለይ ተጠራቅመን አንገቱን ወደ ላይ ቀና ያደረገ ስለሚመታ ከመኪና ወለል ተጣብቀን ሰው በሰው ላይ ሆነን ጉዞ ተጀመረ መጀመሪያ የወሰዱን ከርቸሌ ነበርና ከግቢው ስንደርስ ብዙ የተዘጋጁ መኪናዎችና ታጣቂዎች ግቢውን አጨናንቀዋታል መኪናው ቆመ እንድንወርድ ታዘዘን ወረድን የጠበቀን የተለመደው ዱላ ነበር ወገቤም ተጎድቶ ነበርና ሲጨምሩልኝ ልቓቓመው አልቻልኩም መሬት ላይ እወድቃለሁ ከዚያም ምን እንደሆንኩኝ አላውቀም ብቻ መኪና ከከርቸሌ ተነስቶ መንገድ ሲጀምር ነበር የነቃሁት  መኪናው በከባድ ፍጥነት ይጋዛል አካባቢዬን ስቃኝ የሚያቃስት ሌላ የሚሰማ ድምጽ አልነበረም ሰው በደም ጎርፍ የታጠበ ይመስላል ክፊኛ የተጎዳም አለ ህይወቱን በጣር ለማቆየት የሚጣጣረውን ሳይ ምነው ባልተፈጠርኩ የሚያስብል ስሜት ተሰማኝ ወደ ጆሮ ግንዴ አካባቢ ቆስያለሁ ደሜ ረግቷል እራሴን ስቸ ስለነበር የዱላ ክምር ሲያወርድብኝ አልተሰማኝም ነበር ብቻ ስቆም ይሆናል ስሜቱን የማውቀው ብዬ አይኔን ጭፍኜ በድምጽ ብቻ መከታተል ጀመርኩኝ ከታፈስነው  መሀከል አጠገቤ የነበረው በጆሮዬ ሹክ አለኝ 6ቱ በድብደባ ህይወታቸው ስላለፈ ከርቸሌ እንደቀሩ ነገረኝ እኔም ምንም አላልኩም ዝምታን መርጫለሁ ከአድካሚው ጉዞ በኋላ ምሽት ላይ ደረስን መግቢያው በሩ በወታደር ተከቧል ከኛም ቀድሞ የገባ መኪና ነበር ከአይፋው አወረዱን ደዴሳ ማለት የጦር ማሰልጠኛ የነበረ ዙሪያው በጫካና ረዣዥም ሳር የተከበበ አራዊት እንደ አንበሳና አዞም እንደሚኖር ይነገራል የወባ ትንኝ ትልቁ ፈተና ነበር ሬሳ አውጪ መኪና ሬሳ ይዞ  ከመጣንበት መኪና ጎን ሲያልፍ ተመለከትኩኝ ሜዳው ላይ ትላልቅ መጋዘን የመሰሉ በቆርቆሮ የተመታ ልዩ ስሙ ጋንት ይሉታል አለ አንድ ጋንት  ከ100 በላይ ሰው የመያዝ አቅም አለው ጫማችንን አሶለቁን እንድንገባ አዘዙን ጥዋት ምላጭ ታድሎ ተሰጠን እርስ በራሳቸን እንድንለጫጭ ተነገረን እንደታዘዝነው አደረግን ጸሀዩዋ ሁን ተብሎ እኛን ለመቅጣት የወጣች ትመስል እንደ ብረት ምጣድ ትለበልባለች እህል ውሀ አልቀመስንም ደርቀናል እኔ ክፊኛ ስለተጎዳሁ አነክሳለሁ ግማሹ ተዛዝሎ የሚሄድም አለ የጨጛራ በሽተኛም ሆድን ጨብጦ ያነባል ብቻ ደዴሳ የምድር ሲኦል ይመስላል ቀኑ መሸ ጋንት አስገቡን እንግዲህ አስተኛኘታችን ስኒ ድርድር ይባላል እግሩን ይከፍታል ከዚያም አንዱ ይገባል ያም እግሩን ይከፍታል እያለ ይቀጥላል ጧት  ከማዶ በአቅራቢያው የነበረ ወንዝ ተጠልፎ ሚፍለቀለቅ ውሀ አለች ሄደን ውሀ ተጋትነው ጥም ለመቁረጥ ብቻ አልነበረም ሆድን ነፍቶ አፒታይት እንዲዘጋልን ነበር ከኛም በፊትም ሆነ በኋላም  የደረሱት ሊያመልጥ የሞከረው ግማሹ አውሬ በላው ሬሳው ተገኘ የሚል ወሬ እንሰማለን  በዚህ ሁኔታ ሰቆቃና እርዛት ይሆናል  ከመሀላችን አንዱ የሚፈሰው ደም ባለማቆሙና ወባው ተነስታበት ሲሰቃይ ያየ ከተቀመጠበት ይነሳና ለጠባቂዎች እኔ ዶክተር ነኝ አይናችን እያየ ከሚሞት ልረዳው እድል ስጡኝ ሲላቸው በእኛ ላይ ተረማምደው የሰው ልጅ እንዲህ እንደ አህያ ሲመታ አላየሁም ዱላው የዶ /ር አናት ላይ ነበር ያረፈው መሬት እንደ ወደቀ ባህር ዛፍ ተዘረረ በወባ የሚሰቃየውን እየጎተቱት ጫፍ ቤቱ በር ላይ አነጠፊት ሰዐትም አልቆየ ሲያቃስት የነበረው ህይወቱ በዛው በበሩ ትወጣለች እኛም አዝነን ደግሞ የማን ተራ ይሆን እያልን መጠባበቅ ጀመርን አንዱ የቤት ልጅ ይመስላል ቀይ ነው ተነስቶ እየጫኌ እነዚህ ውሸታሞች ናቸው የያዙት የፕላስቲክ ጥይት ነውና እናምልጥ ይላል እንግዲህ ቤቱ ሰፊ ነው አካባቢው የነበሩት ተው ቁጭበል ይሉታል ልጁም ጩህቱን ለቀቀው የብሶቱን ያክል ጮኌ ከአራቱ አቅጣጫ አንድ ጊዜይመስል አስደገፈው ደሙ አሁንም አሁንም ማለቂያ የለውም ትንሽ ጣር አሰማ አይኑን ሰቅሎ አረፈ። መሽቶ የማይነጋ የለም ነጋ ቀይ መስቀል እስረኛውን ለማየት ይመጣል የሚባል ወሬ ሰማን ከሁለት ቀን በኋላ እህል ያልቀመሰው አንጀታችን ተስፋ ቃጠረ ምግብ የጫነች መኪና ገባና ሸራው ተፈቶ አንድ የካድሬው አዛዥ ይመስላል ዳቦ እንደ ድንጋይ እየወረወረ በእስረኛው ይሳሳቁብን ነበር አንድ ዳቦ ለማግኘት 20 በዚህ ይጋደላል ያገኘውም አልዋጥ ብሎት ዳቦውን በውሀ አርሶ በላ ወደ ማታ ኮቾሮ ታደለን ያንንም ቀስ እያልን በውሀ አበስብሰን ቆረጠምናት በሚቀጥለው ቀን  መርማሪዎች ይመጣሉ ተብሎ ነበር ሳይመጡ ቀሩ ከመሀላችን በርካታ እስረኞች ተሰወሩ ስንቆጠር ጎደልን እንግዲህ አሰሳ በፓትሎ ተጀመረ ማሳ ማሳውን ጫካ ጫካውን በመትረየስ ሊያድኑ ሄዱ ወደ ማምሻው ከጠፊት ውስጥ 5 ሰዎች ተያዙ በሀይለኛው ተደብደበዋል እግራቸው ቆስሏል ሰው ብርቱ ነው ግማሹም በአውሬ መበላታቸውን የሚያሳይ የተበጫጨቀ ጨርቅ ይዘው መጡ እነርሱንም የተ እንዳደረሱዋቸው አላወቅንም  መርማሪዎች አንድ በአንድ ቃል መውሰድ ጀመሩ ስራ ያለው ስራውን ተናገረ በመጨረሻ እንደ ጉዳያችን እየታየ  እንደሚለቁን ተናግረው ሄዱ  በቀን አንዴ የሚወረወረውን ኮቾሮ እየቀመስን ተቀመጥን  እኩለ ቀን ላይ የተወስነ ሰው ሲቀር ሌላው ወደ አዲስ አበባ ሄዱ እኛም የቀረነው በተለያየ ጊዜ መርማሪ እየመጣ እየጠየቁን ነበር ነገር ግን በየቀኑ የወታደሮቹ የካራቴ መለማመጃ ሆንን በፈለጉት ጊዜ እየጠሩ ይደበድቡናል  ከዝያም 1 ወር 22 ቀን እንደቆየሁ በዋስ እና በካባድ ማስጠንቀቅያ ተፈታሁ ።