Migration Of Beauty Producer Hunger Strike Started In DC For Birtukan Mideksa

Migration of Beauty producer Chris Flaherty started today his hunger strike in front of the White house to make Burtukan Mideksa’s arrest acknowledges as a political prisoner.

The hunger strike started today at 2:30 pm with few Ethiopian supporters of his cause.

Mr. Chris told supporters he thinks it will take days to get an answer from officials for his strike but he assured he will stay persistent until the answer comes.

He hopes more Ethiopian will join his effort. Mr. Chris Flaherty sent a letter for President Barack Obama

On Monday May 3rd , I will commence a hunger strike along with other supporters of Birtukan Mideksa until you or someone within your administration makes a public statement acknowledging the status of Birtukan Mideksa as a jailed prisoner of conscious. We also respectfully demand that you call for her release to the Ethiopian government. We will be sitting in Lafayette Park directly in front of the White House. We hope and pray that you will do what is right.”

Birtukan Mideksa is classified as prison of conscious by Amnesty International.

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Full Letter Of Mr. Chris Flaherty To President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

The White House

1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington DC, 20500

May 2nd 2010

Re: Notice of hunger strike

Dear President Obama,

I would like to thank you on the excellent job you have been doing on getting our country back up on it’s feet again. I sincerely believe the tough decisions you have made will essentially prove to be the correct ones for our country in due time. Your personal courage has been unbelievable and absolutely inspiring to me.  On that note, I would like to bring to your attention the courage of a young woman languishing in a prison in Ethiopia.

Her name is Birtukan Mideksa. I will not go into all the details concerning her biography since I believe you as the President know at least the basics. Birtukan Mideksa was jailed shortly after announcing her bid to run against Prime Minister Meles Zenawi  in the 2010 Ethiopian national elections. Regardless of what the Ethiopian government might say, most experts agree she is in prison because she represented the biggest threat to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and his party, the EPRDF. Indeed, Amnesty International has classified Birtukan Mideksa as a PRISONER OF CONSCIOUS.

Recently, you made a public statement giving acknowledgment to the positive efforts of jailed Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi. You also called for her release. Mr. President, Birtukan Mideksa is in jail under the same exact circumstances. I respectfully urge you to make another similar public statement for Birtukan Mideksa. I am not asking you to move mountains. I have studied the issue extensively and I conclude that such an effort on your part will not dilute anything from U.S. foreign policy. It will simply send a powerful message to the World that the U.S. still believes and supports the idea of democracy and freedom for everyone.

On Monday May 3rd , I will commence a hunger strike along with other supporters of Birtukan Mideksa until you or someone within your administration makes a public statement acknowledging the status of Birtukan Mideksa as a jailed prisoner of conscious. We also respectfully demand that you call for her release to the Ethiopian government. We will be sitting in Lafayette Park directly in front of the White House. We hope and pray that you will do what is right.

Respectfully Yours

Christopher P.Flaherty

Chris Flaherty
SandyBeagle Productions
202-714-8152

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4 Comments

  1. I salute you mr chris ! all ethiopians who want to see Birtukan mideksa release is behind you.
    GOD bless you and give you a strenth.

  2. Sir, what happened to you? Are you serious?
    There are thausends of prisoners in Ethiopia. Some of them spent more than 20 years in Tigrees’ jail but I never heard anything from you about these people for the last 20 years. She didn’t even spent 2 years in prison and I saw so many loud voices for her. Because she is Tigree , it doesn’t make her special. And nobody cares when Tigree(meles) jailed another Tigree(Bitukan)That is b/n tigrees and it doesn’t involve us. She is in a room with so many matress and TV. It looks like the house of an avarage person in Ethiopias’ standard.
    When Amharas or Oromos are in Tigrees jail, 80 people sleep on cement floor in one small room.
    I don’t understand why you are crying for her. Do you have a plan to f__k her when she comes out form jail? If so, you get it, she has no husband and has a history of taking over somebody’s men.
    Good luck!

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