Open letter to the World Health Assembly As a victim of torture, I oppose Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy for Director-General of WHO[By Reeyot Alemu]

Open letter to the World Health Assembly As a victim of torture, I oppose Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy for Director-General of WHO

By Reeyot Alemu

My name is Reeyot Alemu. I am a journalist and former prisoner of conscience in Ethiopia. I was a columnist for Feteh (Justice) newspaper, editor for Addis Press and was also the founder and columnist of Lewt, (Change), a monthly magazine. Like the fate of any media outlets critical of the repressive government, all the aforementioned publications were forced to close down and most of the journalists who worked for them have been jailed, tortured or exiled continue reading in pdf 

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    Reeyot Alemu,I want to thank you for being a witness to the Ethiopian people,opposing the candidacy of Dr. Tedros Adhanom.
    This is your second time international action; for me and to us showing your loyalty to the Ethiopian people in this complicated struggle. Hope is essential for the journey. You remind me Jane Velez-Mitchell quotation of liars:-
    “I’ve studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that’s one of the reasons they’re so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It’s a dead issue. It’s like they’re colour-blind to the truth. So anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality.” Please, read my poetry for you when you were in Kality prison in 2013.

    ርዕዮት ዓለሙ ይኼው ዛሬም ደገምሽ፤የተባረክሽ።
    አቢይ ኢትዮጵያዊ ሥጋዊ-ወመንፈሳዊ

    //////ርዕዮት ዓለሙ።///////

    ርዕዮት ዓለሙ፤
    የልቤን ሲያውቅልኝ ተሻለኝ ሕመሙ፤
    ድፍረትሽ ውስጤ ነው ርዕዮት ዓለሙ።
    ባንቺ ልሳን ያንን የቅዱስ ለምድ ለባሽ፤
    ቆዳውን አውላቂ ቀን አልፎ ሲመሻሽ።
    ቀልቡን ገፈፍሽና ቆሞ ባደባባይ፤
    ባንዳነቱን ሕዝቡ በተጠንቀቅ እንዲያይ፤
    በክርስቶስ ንግዱ ገባ እንደሸቀጥ፤
    በክት-ሕሊናው ደፍሮ እንደይሁዳ ሊሸጥ።
    በፓስተር ቆብ ጀቡኖ፤
    ሽማግሌ ሆኖ፤
    ድብቅ ሹክክ ብሎ፤
    የሚያስታርቅ መስሎ፤
    ፈገግ ብሎ ሲጠጋ ያ ምላሱን ሲስል፤
    ቀንዱን አልሽው እቱ አይጥ እስኪመስል።
    እንደዚህ ነው ትግል ጠላትን መዋጋት፤
    በሰላም ሥም አጥቶ ባርነት ከመጋት።
    ይሄማ ሠይጣን ነው ምኑ ነው ዳንኤል፤
    ቀን ቀን ከሰው ውሎ ማታ ከጋንኤል።
    የደም ፅዋ ይጠጣል ከጉጅሌ ጋራ፣
    ፀሐይ የሞቀው ነው እማኝም አልጠራ።
    ምን ይዞ ነው እሱ ከእነሱ የገጠመው፤
    የሚጠጡት ደም ነው፤ምኑ ነው የጣመው?
    አለዚያማ ጎበዝ ያለሰበብ ዓመት፤
    ሰው ሲገድሉ አላየሁም ብሎ ይማል በዕውነት።
    መቼ ይምላል ደፍሮ ሐቁን ልቡ ያውቃል፤
    ሕዝቡ ያመፀ ዕለት በክንዱ ይታነቃል።
    እናም የዳንኤል ሠይጣናዊ ሕመም፤
    አባብሎ ማስገደል ሆኗል በቃል ቅመም።
    ይሄን ያወቅሽልኝ ተሻለኝ ሕመሙ፤
    ድፍረትሽ ልቤ ነው:-

    ርዕዮት ዓለሙ!!!
    ይሄውና ደግሞ ዶክተር ነኝ የሚለን፤
    በቁርበቱ ምንጣፍ እኛንም ሊያታልለን፤
    ቴዎድሮስ አድሃኖም ለጊዜያዊ ሥልጣን፤
    ውስጡን ይሯሯጣል ለማደር ለሰይጣን።
    በማያውቁት አገር ቁርበት ለማስነጠፍ፤
    አያ ጅቦ ሆኖ ይላል እንከፍ እንከፍ።
    አዎን መረጃ ነሽ ግለጪው እንዲታይ፤
    ሰምበርሽ ያዋርደው ይህ አመዳም ገዳይ።

    በልደትሽ ሰበብ ኢትዮጵያዊ የደፋር ወኔሽን ፓስተር ዳንኤል ላይ ላስከነዳሽው ውድ የትግል እህቴ ርዕዮት ዓለሙ የተጻፈ።

    January 23, 2013 at 10:34 am እና May 17 2017

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