Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Prof. Yacob Hailemariam

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" ~ John F. Kennedy.

In the case of Yacob Hailemariam, a former business law professor at Norfolk State University who returned to Ethiopia to run for a parliamentary seat, JFK's historic words cost him his freedom.

...He won the election by a landslide as an opposition candidate, but before he could take office, he was arrested and imprisoned by the ruling government.

Former NSU professor convicted of crimes against Ethiopian government (WVEC News) June 12, 2007