June 19, 2019
Open Letter to
The President of Zimbabwe
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia
The Secretary General of the United Nations
The Chairman of the African Union
The President of the International Criminal Court
Subject: Appeal to Bring the Criminal Mengistu Hailemariam to Justice
Feteh LeEthiopia hereby submits its deepest respect and compliments and appeals for an effective action to bring the former dictator under the Ethiopian military Derg regime, Colonoel Mengistu Hailemariam to justice, for the vast crimes he has committed against humanity during his reign (1974-91).
It is a well known fact that Col. Mengistu Hailemariam was fully accountable for the massacre of half a million people including Emperor Haile Selassie I; 60 of his officials and tens of thousands of Ethiopian youth as part of the Derg regime’s “Red Terror” policy and action.
Colonel Mengistu is also accountable for the disastrous consequences of his incompetent leadership that resulted in the secession of Eritrea, as well as the prevalence of an ethnic oriented governance system after he abandoned his responsibility and fled to Zimbabwe.
It is incumbent on all responsible authorities, especially the leaderships in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia as well as the above listed international institutions, to ensure that an individual with such an atrocious criminal record faces the appropriate justice.
We, therefore, hereby appeal most fervently that an effective and expeditious action be taken by all concerned to ensure that Col. Mengistu Hailemariam does 2
not escape justice by hiding in Zimbabwe but rather face the legal challenge that he deserves for his vast crimes against humanity in Ethiopia.
The genocidal criminal Mengistu Hailemariam will not escape justice.
With our respectful appreciation and thanks,
Long live Ethiopia.
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Ambassador Imru Zeleke
Prof. Getatchew Haile
Dr. Msmaku Asrat