Ethiopia's Meles Talking Tough to U.S.

Before Ethiopia's May 2010 elections, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi told American diplomats that opposition leaders who broke the law would be crushed, and would “vegetate... in jail forever” like the opposition figure Birtukan Midekssa.

A poster welcoming the release of Birtukan Midekssa in October 2010. (Mideksa is an alternative spelling of her name.)

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