Thursday, August 10, 2006

Alemzuria Teshome...

Alemzuria Teshome is a 25 years old girl. She is the daughter of Ato Teshome,
member of the main opposition party Coalition for Democracy and Unity CUD
and a city council elect for Addis Ababa City Administration.
In November 2, 2005 security forces who came to detain her father did not
get satisfied by capturing her father. They murdered her mother W/ro
Etenesh Yimam , 52 years old housewife, for simple reason that she screamed
protesting the government forces who raided the family home to arrest her
husband .

W/ro Etenesh Yimam, is a mother of four. The children remained motherless.
The bullets that were meant for her son hit a neighbor in the stomach and
another in the arm. The police arrested W/ro Etenesh Yimam\'s son and fired
at everyone that tried to get in their way. Ato Teshome is still in prison
with the other CUD officials.

You have heared Alemzuria Teshomes interview on VOA. After that interview
government forces were compelling her to denounce the interview and to sign
a paper that says Kinjit (CUD) killed her mother as Alemzuria Teshome said.
She was also under constant harassment and intimidation and they tried to
lie ludicrous charges on her. She was not able to live her life peacefully.
Thus, Alemzuria went in to hiding a few months ago. Finally she made it to
Nairobi, Kenya.

Dear friends this is where we need your help. She is not in safe haven. We
have fear that the Weyane security agents might follow and harm her in
Nairobi. Alemzuria is currently trying to contact the UNHCR in Kenya. But
due to the high number of refugees in Kenya, she may not get the necessary
protection quickly.
1* Thus, send emails to UNHCR office in Kenya stating
Who she is,
What happened to her,
And that she is in danger and she is in need of protection and security now

2* you can send emails to the following addresses.
A-Protection, Assistant Representative, Rosella Pagliuch-Lor, email
B-Mr. Salaton Protection officer-
C-Refugee Consortium of kenya,
D-Oliver Beer
You can also log in to the and write your concerns/to give her protection
3* Kinijit Main office and chapters also send an official letter to UNHCR
office in Kenya and Geneve on any one in UN or UNHCR
stating the above in #1

Please lets all helps this poor girl. A least we owe her this much for what
her family has sacrificed for Ethiopia. Alemzuria was involved in the
struggle for long time as a volunteer last thing she was doing was volunteer
clerk in Kinjit office in Addis

More way to reach UNHCR in Kenya

UNHCR contact
UNHCR\'s numbers in Kenya. (254) 0204232441 or Mobile-254722205186. The cell phone if for Mr. Salaton or Sukir.

let\'s not give up now ,we have to put pressure on UNHCR in Kenya , also if you know any one in UN or UNHCR please get them involved
the goal is to get her
UNHCR protection and security immediately
Expedite her case so she can get out of Kenya ASAP