Last week, an See Morewhile she was traveling in a van in Holeta town, a few kilometers west of the capital Addis Abeba. Sharon Gray, a postdoctoral researcher at plant biology department of the University of California at Davis, was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by rocks. It is very unfortunate that the young lady, whose life was surely brimming with talents and dazzlingly en route to some great career, was cut short in a country such as Ethiopia where its authoritarian political order cares nothing about anything. In fact, the country is losing its own brightest and best minds under the same circumstances. Of the hundreds of Ethiopians killed in the hands of state security officers so far, you can guess the estimates of straight “A” students, engineers, lawyers, and doctors among others, who took bullets to chest, not to mention the thousands who succumbed to injury caused by torture in Ethiopian jails. The Oct. 2 Irreechaa massacre in Bishooftuu town, where over 678 were killed, according to figures from the opposition party Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), happened only two days prior to Sharon Gray’s death......
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