AN URGENT PETITION TO THE US CONGRESS HOUSE MEMBERS TO PROTECT HR5680 FROM OBSTRUCTION!!!
Dear Members of Congress: We are writing to encourage you to co-sponsor HR5680, The Ethiopia Freedom, Democracy, And Human Rights Advancement Act, so that a vital document upon which the destinies of many Ethiopians depend can be passed without delay. Your participation in this legislative effort will make the liberation of imprisoned opposition leaders, members of the CUDP party, come closer. These people are being kept in inhuman conditions; many of them are advanced in years and experience severe health problems aggravated by torturous environment in the Ethiopian prison. They are starved, denied basic hygiene measures, and kept in captivity without proper legal procedures merely because they had the courage to protest fraudulent elections of May 2005 in peaceful actions. CUDP leaders