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Ethiopia: Singer Teddy Afro still in jail

Addis Journal reported that singer Teddy Afro (popular for his protest songs) celebrated his 32 birthday yesterday in jail awaiting his trial. Mamá Etiopía [Es] posted the link to an online petition to free him saying: “… we have no idea if Teddy Afro is guilty or innocent. But we have no doubt in joining the petition for a fair and speedy trial, without delaying tactics and without infringing anyone's right to defend himself”.

34 comments

  • mikiman

    Just because someone is famous that doesn’t mean he is innocent

  • chuchu

    mikiman;

    did you even read what you wrote? have you ever heard the saying “you are innocent until proven guilty” ? I bet not.

    First of all, the prosecutor has no evidence at all, every evidence they fabricated has been already disproved. How could a person can be charged of hit and run when the victim died a day before the alleged accident that Teddy allegedly involved was occurred? does that make sense to you? And do you know what the weyane judge did when the prosecutor presented this conflicting evidence to the court, he allowed for the prosecutor to change the date and to submit it again. Then based on that evidence they threw Teddy back to jail. This is the kind of injustice that is going on in Ethiopia. If they can do to someone like Teddy who is famous and known and loved by many Ethiopians, only God knows what they have done and continue to do to the nameless Ethiopians in every corner of the country. God Help Ethiopia.

  • I love u Teddy afro i am sure 100.100& that u didnt do i love u sweety

  • Love Teddy forever melse is poor person and he doesnt have mind to think if melse came united state he will be die soon we will see people who doesnt like Teddy afro we will kill the persident of Ethiopia God love Teddy

  • Love Teddy afro i wrote this because thire are some thing that but makesunes to me between the persident and Teddy i hope you enjoy.
    Maybe …
    we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one
    so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be
    grateful for that gift.

    Maybe … when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often
    times, we look so long at the closed door that we don’t even see the new
    one which has been opened for us. maybe … it is true that we don’t
    know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t
    know what we have been missing until it arrives.

    Maybe … the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of
    everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their
    way.

    Maybe … the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past;
    after all, you can’t go on successfully in life until you let go of your
    past mistakes, failures, and heartaches.

    Maybe … you should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to
    go,be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance
    to do all the things you dream of, and want to do.

    Maybe … there are moments in life when you miss someone — a parent, a
    spouse, a friend, a child, your girlfriend/boyfriend — so much that you
    just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real, so that
    once they are around you appreciate them more.

    Maybe … the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and
    swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the
    best conversation you’ve ever had.

    Maybe … you should always try to put yourself in others’ shoes. If you
    feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other
    person too.

    Maybe … you should do something nice for someone every single day,
    even if it is simply to leave them alone.

    Maybe … giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they
    will love you back. Don’t expect love in return; just wait for it to
    grow in their heart; but if it doesn’t, be content that it grew in
    yours.

    Maybe … happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all
    those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can
    appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their
    lives.

    Maybe … you shouldn’t go for looks; they can deceive; don’t go for
    wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile,
    because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the
    one who makes your heart smile.

    Maybe … you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough
    trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough
    hope to make you happy.

    Maybe … you should try to live your life to the fullest because when
    you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling, but
    when you die, you can be the one who is smiling and everyone around you
    is crying.

    Maybe … you could send this message to those people who mean something
    to you, to those who have touched your life, to those who can and do
    make you smile when you really need it, to those who make you see the
    brighter side of things when you are really down, and to all those whom
    you want to know that you appreciate them and their friendship. And if
    you don’t, don’t worry…nothing bad will happen to you

  • mishelle

    We all very sad for what happen to you! However, you make history thought you talent and special song if it make some people upset and they send you jail, it is alright you are still history maker remember teddy you are not alone in prison we all love you for care. I pray so god can change situation one day. Because people understood that the statement made is to put you jail.
    This make it more historical than any other person who been put jail just like you with false statement.

    I am very disappointed to call myself Ethiopian from what I see.

    Come on people we know teddy is in jail not because he killed a man but because of
    his song,
    come on people use your freedom to free other.

  • Mahlet B.

    Hi there if he do he deserve it

  • Mahlet B.

    Hellow people teddy is a good singer but it doesn’t mean he is good person if he do something like this silly he deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • What u talking about mahlet did u see when he kill the guy

  • yimey

    I think mahelt B is very sad person. and need to grow up. b/c she have no idea about what is going on.

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