Open Letter of Appeal to Save the Life of Ato Lidetu Ayalew
Open Letter of Appeal to Save the Life of Ato Lidetu Ayalew, a Political Prisoner in Ethiopia
November 17, 2020
Following years of tumultuous uprisings in different parts of the country against the government of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Ethiopians both inside and outside of the
country enthusiastically welcomed Dr. Abiy Ahmed as the new Prime Minister almost three years ago. With PM Abiy Ahmed at the helm, Ethiopians very much hoped and expected that their human rights
would be respected, peace and stability would be restored, and democracy would get a chance to flourish. The new PM’s courageous steps in the first few months of his tenure showed promising and encouraging
results which gave Ethiopians much hope for more freedom and a brighter future.