Sunday, May 27, 2007

Red Terror victims remembered

Framed photos of young men and women, victims who remain forever young, were carried by family and relatives who have since aged 30 years. Victims of Derg's Red Terror were mourned today and given a ceremonial reburial, while Deputy P.M. Addisu Legesse gave a speech full of irony, given the current regime's own human rights record.

...[Ethiopia] will not see another Red Terror, said Deputy Prime Minister Addisu Legesse, who attended Sunday's ceremony.

"This will never, never happen again," he said. "We have fought for that."

Ethiopia honors victims of Marxist junta
(Associated Press) May 27, 2007