Debre Said No to Abiy and “Pleaded” with Isaias

Debre Said No to Abiy and “Pleaded” with Isaias

19 Nov 2018 – (EP) The leader of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Ayte Debretsion Gebremichael (pictured), gave an interview with local Tigray media today on a range of local and national issues.

On recent arrests by reformist Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed government against the country’s former powerful security apparatus, Debretsion said, “we do not accept the direction of Ethiopian Federal government is taking to crack down on corrupt and human rights abusers as it is aimed to “kneel down” the people of Tigray. On top of this, we believe that foreign agents [Eritrea?] have involvement in it.

In Tigrigna: “መንግስቲ ፌዴሪኢ ብሸም ግዕዝይናን ጥሕሰት ሰብአዊ መሰልን ጀሚርዎ ዘሎ ምንቅስቓስ ኣንፈቱ ጥሒሱ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ንምስኳን ይግበር ስለዘሎ ኣይንቕበሎን። እቲ ኣካይዳ ኢድ ኣእታውነት ወፃኢ ኣለዎ ኢና ንብል” ክብሉ እውን ተዛሪቦም።”

In Amharic: “የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት በሙስናና የሰብኣዊ መብቶች ጥሰት ስም የጀመረው እንቅስቃሴ ኣቅጣጫውን ስቶ የትግራይ ህዝብ ለማንበርከክ የሚደረግ ጥረት ስለሆነ አንቀበለውም። ከዚህ በተጨማሪም የውጭ ጣልቃ ገብነት አለው ብለን እናምናለን።”

Debretsion reiterated the need to work together with Eritrea to resolve current national issues. He also stressed that more could have been done at the local level to bring about change.

So far, the Eritrean government has refused to meet and discuss Debretsion’s plea.

Debretsion reiterated the need to work together with Eritrea to resolve current national issues. He also stressed that more could have been done at the local level to bring about change.

So far, the Eritrean government has refused to meet and discuss Debretsion’s plea.የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት

Eritrean Press