Ethiopia’s opposition CUD forms international leadership

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Message from KINIJIT Leadership in Kality Prison On the formation of KINIJIT International Leadership

May 14, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) — In spite of imprisonment of most of the top leadership of the CUDP in early November 2005 and subsequent massive repression throughout the country by the EPRDF, the Ethiopian peoples struggle for freedom and self government has continued. But this struggle will lose its life if the present state of leadership vacuum is not addressed.

After consultation with each other, we, the jailed leaders of the party have recognized that the formation of an International Committee to fill the leadership gap is imperative.

We have decided that this designated Committee will be an overarching body whose responsibility is to direct and lead KINIJIT organs, Continental Chapters and Support Groups.

Therefore we have deliberated upon the appointment of the following six persons to fill KINIJIT International Leadership:

- 1. Shaleka Yoseph Yazew
- 2. Ato Andargachew Tsige
- 3. Dr. Moges Gebremariam
- 4. Ato Berhane Mewa
- 5. Ato Daniel Assefa
- 6. Dr. Gebriye Wolderufael

Moreover, this new leadership shall identify and add three more individuals to be part of it.

We instruct this information to be communicated to all Chapters of KINIJIT organs and Support Groups. For the effective discharge of the enormous responsibilities given to KINIJIT International Leadership Committee, we request all Ethiopians, Chapters and Support Groups to cooperate with the Committee and abide by its decisions.

The Spirit of Freedom Carried by KINIJIT Shall Overcome!

- Ing. Hailu Shawel
- Wrt. Birtukan Mideksa
- Ato Muluneh Eyouel
- Dr. Berhanu Nega

The above appointment has been clearly communicated to the relevant individuals

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