We are bitterly disappointed by the World Bank\'s decision to finance one of the top world dictatorial and corrupted regime of Ethiopia.We ask you to make your own judgement, reviewing the following well documented facts and information including the amount of money flowing from that poor country into UK bank accounts reported by THE REPORTER at http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article485079.ece ,published on May 16, 2006. According to the report, money flowing to the UK bank accounts from Ethiopia has risen up by 103 per cent. The killing of several adolescents by an Ethiopian policeman reported by Human Rights Watch at http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/03/28/ethiop13089.htm . The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005 issued by the US Department of State: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61569.htm Amnesty International demanding urgent Action (Ethiopia: Torture/ possible prisoners of conscience/ fear of unfair trial: http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAFR250072006open&of=ENG-2AF .
Dear BANKWATCHERS, when asked about the World Bank\'s practice of lending to dictatorships, the former World Bank president, Jim Wolfensohn, answered \"The easiest thing for me, for the bank would be to say, just wait until these countries are democratic, before lending to them.\" The New York Times. June 16, 2004. We hope that you will follow this same principle and give all of Ethiopian patriots hope that the cruel regime may finally be blocked from the financing sources that fuel its power and perpetuate the sufferings of thousands of Ethiopians. We ask you to pay close attention to the real facts of what is going on in our country, feel the misery of its people and take action to prevent further atrocities. Abuse and atrocities have escalated in Ethiopia since May 2005 election when the government used bullets and prisons to suppress public protests against falsified results. This action represents a logical continuation of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
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\"\"Third World cash exodus \'points to laundering\'\"\" http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article485079.ece \"\"Extrajudicial execution of youths must be investigated\"\" http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/03/28/ethiop13089.htm \"Ethiopia:Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005\" http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61569.htm \"\"Ethipia: Torture/ possible prisoners of conscience/ fear of unfair trial\"\" http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAFR250072006open&of=ENG-2AF PETITION TO THE WORLD BANK TO STOP FINANCING ONE OF THE TOP WORLD DICTATORS: MELES ZENAWI!! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/206568317ltl=1148668028
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