Petition drive urging U.N. to accept the proposal by the European Parliament

December 18th, 2005

The European Parliament on Dec 15 issued a resolution calling for “the immediate establishment of an independent international commission of inquiry, optimally under UN responsibility, to investigate the human rights abuses and to identify and bring to justice those responsible.”

Tegbar’s Washington DC group at its meeting today decided to organize a petition drive urging the United Nations to accept the proposal by the European Parliament and appoint an investigative body to investigate the ongoing atrocities by the dictatorial regime of Meles Zenawi in Ethiopia.

As reported by Ethiopian and international media, there are currently tens of thousands of Ethiopians who are languishing in disease-infested jails accused of supporting opposition political parties.

Tegbar’s Washington DC group also decided to propose to other civic and political groups to organize a large rally in front of the United Nations in New York some time in February.