Ethiopian news and information update


11 January 2014


The president of SOCEPP, renowned poet and human rights advocate Ali Hussein, has received death threats from agents of the repressive regime in Addis Abeba. This is not the first time Ali Hussein has been harassed by the agents of the repressive regime but this latest death threat, received during the holiday season, is particular in that it clearly asserts that Ali and his family would be killed without doubt. Canadian police in Winnipeg are investigating the affair.

Ever since its formation in March 1995, SOCEPP has been a thorn on the body of the regime in Addis Abeba. SOCEPP was deemed illegal from the start and its web site has been blocked for what the regime says are “political” reasons. SOCEPP member, lawyer and human rights activist Tesfaye Tadesse was knifed to death in Addis Abeba in the late nineties by the agents of the regime. The repressive regime in Addis Abeba has tried many times to divide and weaken SOCEPP and has gone as far as supporting satellite self-declared human rights groups including a so called SOCEPP Canada that has proved a failure. The president of SOCEPP, a longstanding activist and admired poet, has travelled to many places in Europe and the USA to mobilize Ethiopians in the Diaspora to struggle for human rights and to support SOCEPP as the advocate of justice. Elements linked to the regime and to foreign powers backing the regime have been trying to stop the activities of SOCEPP and thus have taken Ali Hussein as a target. Late night phone calls and abuses, death threats, insults and harassments are the least the SOCEPP and its president expect from the repressive regime that has jailed more than 35,000 political prisoners, practices torture routinely, dislocates people from their land, commits massacres and disappearances.

SOCEPP condemns the death threat sent to its president and calls on the Canadian police to protect him and his family from any harm perpetrated by the Addis Abeba regime and its agents.



  1. The fascist, tribal, narrow minded, undemocratic, and terrorist government in Ethiopia should know that even if your murderers including local, international, or hired professionals succeed in their killings, they will never stop, or delay the victory of Ethiopian people over you.

    This also goes to the undercover members, and leaders of woyanes who pretend asif they are against their former friends, TPLF’s who are currently governing Ethiopia, and who are granted a political Asylum in Canada, USA, and elsewhere, and use/abuse this to do your assigned tasks before you applied for asylum. We never see you doing positive against woyanes, we never read an article written advocating democracy in Ethiopia, exposing the crimes perpetuated by yourself, and former friends; rather you are supporting and advocating the same thing that you were doing while you were leadres, and officials of TPLF who presently controll, and administer Ethiopia. If not political, in what case you got your asylum?? Aren’t you underground organizing TPLF, woyans supporters doing what you were doing before you were granted asylum??

    At last, I would like to stress a need for protection from Canadian
    government never been serious, and needed immidately than the one in Mr Ali’s, and his families case. Please, give them a 24 hours protection until the criminals who work for anti Ethiopian government in Addis get cought, and the situation is resolved.

    Let God Protect, All Heros of Ethiopia from the Current Tribal Government of Ethiopia!!

  2. I am amazed that ESAT the so calle “the eye and ears” of the people didn’t bother to cover this news. It is so sad that fabricated news of the seasonal lily “Abebe Gelaw’s” facebook asassination plot was so blotted and gets coverage out of proportion. However, when it comes to the credible death threats of Ato Ali Hussien, ESAT chose to keep silence. What does Ato Ali needs to do in order to get ESAT’s attention? does he need to be recurited by G7?

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