CUDP and UEDF Norway Press Release
Vigil in Oslo, Norway - Part of the Worldwide Vigil
The TPLF/EPRDF Kangaroo court said that it would announce the verdict passed by it on political prisoners including the whole CUDP leadership accused of genocide, on the 19th of February. In contravention of both Ethiopian and International law it omitted to do so, and now states that it will announce its verdict on the 5th of March, thus keeping the prisoners in suspense even longer ? which is in itself recognized as a form of torture. As a reaction to this heinous and shameful act, Ethiopians in the Diaspora all over the world have held a candle light vigil to draw the world?s attention to the plight of the prisoners and to the illegality and brutality of the behavior of the TPLF/EPRDF government. Ethiopians in Oslo have joined their brothers and sisters in other parts of the world in holding vigil from 16:00 to 18:30 this evening, the 1st of March.
The vigil in Oslo was organized jointly by the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (CUDP) and the United Ethiopian Democratic Forces (UEDF) in Norway, who emphasized in their statements to the participants the importance of standing together and speaking with one voice. It was also made clear that Ethiopians will stand united and determined until all political prisoners are freed and right, justice, democracy and the rule of law prevail in their beloved country Ethiopia.
CUDP and UEDF in Norway