Rashid Salih, Samara University Head of Human Resources ( Afar Kilil in Ethiopia ) was kidnapped in December 2017 in Galafi by Ethiopian Federal Security Services.
Rashid Salih crime is whistleblowing a corruption and mismanagement issues within Samara University. To silence him the TPLF/EPRDF apparatus and QADP in power in Afar kilil organised his kidnapping and emprisonnent.
To date his whereabouts is a mystery. 9 months after his kidnapping his family has no information. They don’t know if he is still alive.
It is well documented that the Afar Kilil under QADP Manjuus administration is a Tigray Region cash cow.
QADP Manjuus administration sole purpose and existence is to subsidise the TPLF administrated Tigray to the detriment of Afar Kilil and Afar People.
Therefore exposing that fact was Rashid Salih crime ( corruption and mismanagement ). As the Head of Samara University he fulfilled his duty to ask for accountability.
Arbitrary detentions, denial justice, lack of due process were common practice with the TPLF/EPRDF Regime post revolution. We all hoped we will see the end of the injustice under PM Abiy Ahmed administration. The call to free him fell on deaf ears.
We had no choice but to instigate an international campaign to free Rashid Salih. The campaign to free Rashid Salih is in motion. We hope to get updates soon!!!
One way or another we will know what happened to him!!!
There is also the case of my countryman Ahmed Ali Harsa, a Djiboutian father of ten and a bread winner in prison without a trial 4 years. He is still waiting for his day in a Court of Law!!!
His trial was adjourned several times. The first adjournment was decided on 6 September 2016, for one month and 20 days (50 days). The trial was scheduled to takes place on 26 October 2016.
On November 22, 2016, the TPLF regime decided on a second adjournment of 45 days. This last deadline, Ethiopian Justice set for Friday 6th January 2017, has past again without a day in court.
Ethiopian Justice missed their own two set previous deadlines. We are, still waiting on a further third court date since Friday 06 January 2017. At the moment of printing this article we are the Sunday 12/08/18. More than one year and 8 months ( 20 long months without justice ) since the second trial d’ajournement on the Friday 6th January 2017. It is a TPLF blatant psychological torture trademark.
PM Abiy Ahmed came to power on April 2018. He recently celebrated more 100 days in office. One can conclude that his good office and good will don’t extend to the Afar prisoners.
Let’s remind that TPLF demise stems largely from marginalising the Afar and the Somali ( Not incorporating them in the EPRDF machine. When it came to a vote TPLF lost ).
Yes, no doubt. the Qeerros brought about TPLF/EPRDF downfall. On the trot, I salute their courage and sacrifice.
The TPLF lost the democratic battle by marginalising the Afar and the Somalis. No doubt that Manjuus QADP Afar and Abdi Iley led Somali kilils would have voted like their TPLF masters. That vote would have created a stalemate ( 3 against 3 ).
Am I a TPLF/EPRDF nostalgic? Far from it. I am over the moon that we saw the back of them. Good riddance!!!!
TPLF thought they had God like powers. They thought they can influence people destiny. They plotted again and again. They failed miserably the first time.
They ( the two Tigrays, Mekele and Asmara ) are plotting again with this Union between the Afar and the Two Tigrays to create the Agazian African State of Israël with PM Abiy Ahmed benediction. Surat Al Anfal 8:30 “They plot and plan and Allah plan too, And Allah is the best of planner.”
Their plan failed miserably the first time. It will fail again as Afar People destiny is their Creator, Allah’s hand.
My fellow Afar prisoners Rashid Salih and Ahmed Ali Harsa are still denied justice in Ethiopia despite Dr Abiy Ahmed’s Glasnost.
As you know I started Rashid Salih international campaign. Ahmed Ali Harsa’s campaign will follow soon. God Willing!!!
I recognise that PM Abiy Ahmed has achieved considerable breakthrough and progresses in a very short period of time. However I don’t give anybody a blank cheque.
My slogan when it comes to these two stands “The Source of Denial River is in TPLF Ethiopia NOT, in Egypt however it flows into Egypt too!!”
Rashid Salih and Ahmed Ali Harsa are being denied their basics Human Rights and Justice.
It is time to free them or for them to stand a trial.
Mohamed Hassan Fln
Xukko Cina ( Baxi nagreh meqem baxo )
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