Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, indicates the release of two Eritrean TV journalists who have been held in Ethiopia since they were captured in Somalia in 2006.
In a press conference with exiled Eritrean Journalists who have been attending the week-long meeting of Eritrean professionals, PM Meles Zenzawi clearly sympathised with the situation of the victims, and said, if they had not been involved in any espionage activities on behalf of the PFDJ regime, they will be freed subsequent to investigation.
The Eritrean state TV journalists, Tesfaklidet Kidane and Saleh Idris Gama were sent to Somalia by the PFDJ regime before they were captured there, when the Ethiopian army crushed the Union of Islamic Courts.
Many foreigners including Eritreans fought alongside the Union of Islamic Courts.
The PFDJ regime which doesn’t care about human life that it couldn’t enslave any longer, simply ignored the plight of these people, to hide its direct involvement in Somalia.
With regard to the meeting of the Eritrean professionals that took place in Addis Ababa, PM Meles Zenawi gave extensive clarification as to why the Ethiopian government hosted the event and what its outcomes would be. He said, it was a courtesy of a good neighbour to the Eritrean people that is being scourged by the totalitarian PFDJ regime. Indicating his pleasure with the outcome of the intensive meetings, PM Meles expressed his satisfaction that this will boost efforts by Eritreans to achieve democratic change in Eritrea.