Ethiopian delegation delivers letter to Saudi Arabia embassy in DC


Adel A. Al-JubeirRepresentatives of concerned Ethiopians in the Washington DC Metro Area have hand-delivered a letter to the Saudi Arabia ambassador in Washington DC, Adel A. Al-Jubeir, today requesting his government’s urgent attention to the plight of 35 Ethiopian Christians in Saudi Arabia who have recently been rounded up and thrown in jail.

The representatives also requested a face-to-face meeting with Ambassador Al-Jubeir to express their concerns.

Concerned Ethiopians are also planning vigils and protest demonstrations at the Saudi Arabia embassy unless the Saudi government releases the detainees.

The 35 Ethiopians are thrown in jail for holding prayer in their private homes. Read more here.


32 thoughts on “Ethiopian delegation delivers letter to Saudi Arabia embassy in DC

    • Anonymous on

      Keep up with your faith and prayers. Our people and Ethiopia will prevail. And the world will envy us as much as they down grade us today. It is written so it will be!! Unfortunately, it gets worse before it gets better. Though Ethiopia and its people had suffered for centuries, it has never been humiliated with in and outside Ethiopia like today in the era of dabilos meles. This is is the sign. Nothing worse will happen will happen. In fact,on the other hand, the positive signs are indications the time to witness a peaceful and joyful Ethiopia is at our reach. In case you wonder about the positive signs, I will mention a couple of them. I am sure you recall the saying in the HOLY BIBLE, “Ethiopia will stretch its hand to God.” Unlike my generation, today’s generation (the young)is God fearing. It was never like that in my times, we believed and worshiped principles and ideologies. But today;s generation is different. This is SIGN one. Number two, The diverse Ethiopians are screaming for a unified Ethiopa than ever no matter how hard the current Dabilos mengist is trying to dissect it(them) to pieces. And a lot more posetive things are happening.
      Thank You God for blessing our country and its people.

  1. Eden1 on

    Handing the letter sounds like a good beinning; but the content hopefully asked for a response ASAP.

    “The representatives also requested a face-to-face meeting with Ambassador Al-Jubeir to express their concerns.”

    • Zebet on

      You are right floosh guy. may be
      TPLF is also responsible for meeting your father and your mother to conceive you.

      • You dumbass jungle boy do you think you are better off than your chimp bosses who are looting the nation day in day out (Thieves) and their jungle behavier goes with all of you to your graves you peoples can never ever join the civilized and real world unless the Ethiopians pationt reach its high and show you the real world as a mirror that and then would be late for the jungle herds.

      • Anonymous on

        Zenbibet,
        You’re one of many heartless, mindless, self-centered, inhumane and total moron TPLF puppet criminals, in short you people were born with hateful hearts like the world known evil Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. It is obvious that Satan has the hold of your minds and hearts. May the Loving God give you people a kind heart, eyes and ears to feel, to see and hear the cries of the suffering of Ethiopians.

  2. HAGERE on

    THE SAUDI AMBASSADR HAS TO ACT AND GIVE US A QUICK REPLAY FOR THE LETTER. OUR ETHIOPIAN BRATHERS AND SISTERS ARE SUFFERING FROM AN ABUSIVE HUMAN RIGHT HARRASEMNT. ITS REALLY SAD WE HAVE HUMAN RIGHT ABUSE BY THE WOYANE/TPLF JUNTA AT HOME WICH KEPT PUSHING US TO SCAPE OUT OF OUR HOME AND STILL FACE ANOTHER HARASEMENT AND ABUSE OUT THERE! LOOK HOW MANY ETHIOPIAN BRATHERS AND SISTERS ARE SUFFURING FROM HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE AND HARRASEMENT IN JAIL IN YEMN, SUDAN, SAUDI, MALAWI AND…THE WORLD POPULATION SHOULD HAVE TO SAY STOP TO HUMAN RIGHT ABUSE NOW!

  3. blissuuma on

    dont these people know that saudi’s have no church and they dont allow
    church in thier country? what in aworld 35 people do by gathering and shouting in a place where that is not thiers ? they should have celebra
    ted in thier own house. why some body brake laws of acountry where alcohol is forbiden. that is redicules and now crying about getting dep
    orted ? if they realy care about thier religion more than what they are
    there in saudi for,they should be happy to get free ride back home so they can practice thier religion.
    dont get me wrong im chirstian and i celebrate holydays at my home with
    my family with out distrubing neighbors or making un neccesary shouting

    • Zera Yacob on

      Its hard to believe you ‘re a Christian in the first place, and the fact is, no human, be it Christian or Muslim, black or white, should accept any discrimination against people of faith. You said “shouting”, prayer is not shouting my friend, I am a very conservative Orthodox Tewahido Christian and can never accept anything that happens against people who are raising their hands to their creator. The Christian might be protestants, catholics or orthodox Christians, but what happened to them is not because of their respective denominations but rather because they are Christians, followers of Jesus Christ. Saudi might be a country with strict Islamic laws, but remember, Prophet Mohammed ordered his followers to respect and not to raise arms against Ethiopian Christians and overall, Islam teaches peace, after all that, Saudi citizens worship in my country and even built a Mosque in Tigray, a region that is historically Christian where one of the earliest Churchs in the world are built. Saudi got the right to ban Churches but can not ban worshipping in your own house with your friends, if Saudis can do that, then they should not be permitted to practice Islam anywhere outside of Saudi and some Muslim nations. So, my friend Blissuma, chill out, open your eyes and try to feel the ordeals others are passing through. Please never judge, you will never know what that will bring you to make you humble.

      • Semhar on

        The law is the law of the country, you want to go to saudi arabia to Earn money then you shall respect what ever law they have their, and respect their culture and values, you have no right to go there and enforce your own way of looking on things up on them, you don’t like it go to america and earn your money there, Ethiopians are not special and infact to the arabs they are treated worst than animals and for good reasons too, all the stealing prostitution lying are everyday life for ethiopians there, Prophet Mohammed ordered Not to attack the people of Bahir negash People with agression and last i checked that was eritreans, why do you think gragn and mahdi both decimated Ethiopia in their reign, do you think they didn’t know where the sahaba Migrants went??? or do you think the arabs didn’t know who protected their ancestors to honour a mosque after their name In Eritrea today, stop with your “we protected them” crab this fairytale lie is over the more you use it the more your countrymen and women would get treated worst did i mention arabs hate liars??? Garagn Burned all the churches in Ethiopia and mahdi cut off the head of a symbolic ethiopian juda King, Wake up Buddy these Ethiopians will be lucky the most they would get is deportation.

  4. observer on

    The so called government is quite while individual fellow citizens brave the cold weather.

  5. Zeleke on

    Superb job by the delegates! Please lets stop a hit-and-run kind of solution for separate events and instead form an international body representing the diaspora. That is crucial and long overdue.

  6. Abebech on

    What happened to our opposition high priests.the so called high priest in ethiopia is corrupted..all Ethiopians women abroad, we need to stand up together and show our men how we can make a difference by demanding their immediate release peacefully. I believe this will give Ethiopian women a breakthrough to start our political battle with weyene. We hit the bottom as a nation. IT IS TIME TO BOUNCE BACK. GOD BLESS USA THAT SHELTERED us from weyene mafias.

  7. It is just begger’s belief that people should be rounded up and jailed simply for praying in their own homes. The saudi muslims believe in prayer, so why should they forbid others from praying.

    If these people who are jailed were Americans or british or french then their government would have stood for them. Who is to stand for our people except us. Lets pray and do whatever we can to get them to be released without further harm. we hear that they have been beaten up and assaulted by the saudi police. Those needing medical attention should be released immediately and receive treatment.

    God will protect them

  8. think 2x on

    Hi guys,i listen and read the words**beka belen,frdun sten,and so on**
    when something bad happend,if you think that god will give you solution,really your in bad direction.full freedom needs sacrifice.the case in saudi arabia,i see it in different way.i don`t expect freedom of religion or other freedom in those fanatic and very conservative contries like Saudi,UEA,iran and some middle east countries,rather tell for our fellows to respect the law of the country on which they are living.don`t try to instal your law.unless they will excute you without mercie,be aware of this,because you are not in ethiopia or in civilized countries on which houman rights and faith are respected.

  9. Eden1 on

    -Ethiopian Women for Peace and Development
    -Churches, particularly if you are a member.
    From the out set the above two seem could have the MANPOWER to present for vigil/demo etc on daily basis by shift.
    Note: At times like this, anger and empathy can vary in its scale of emotion. It also become a time to reflect not having belonged/been a member of an organized association etc.

  10. Tselot on

    I suggest all Ethiopians from all over should gather in front of Saudi Embassy where ever it exists with huge crosses and make a point. How about that!!

    • Eden1 on

      To quote an Ethiopian Patriarch , ” The Cross is a symbol of freedom”. Indeed it s true in so many ways. Demos and vigils could have their own standard of presentation, but it is an interesting suggestion.

    • Think 2X on

      YOU ARE VERY EMOTIONAL,YOUR IDEA COULD COMPLICAT THE LIVES OF MANY ETHIOPIANS IN SAUDI RATHER THAN BRINGING SOLUTION.BE SERIOUS GUYS.KEEP YOUR CROSS FOR YOU AND LEAVE ALONE THOSE POOR PPL.

  11. Anonymous on

    Saudis think in oil, dream in oil, oil is everything to them and brings them loads and loads of billions of dollars, money is no object, they don’t know what it means to do without money, money buys them people, every material things money can buy in the world, including land in Ethiopia and around the world…these people have no idea what it means to struggle to make ends meet, let alone to be poor and die of poverty. So the sufferings of our Gambela brothers and sisters don’t mean a thing to them. They are insensitive to Ethiopians cause. The Saudis have bought Meles and Meles has sold them Ethiopia. The end of story.

  12. ROMEO on

    This is a reply for Zebet’s comment;I have never met an animal who can think like a human being but I met a human being like you who can think like the dedbit donkey.

  13. Anonymous on

    People don’t be dramatic. In Saudi there are close to 100,000 ethiopian living and working, so people don’t be emotional and make it hard for the rest of them. The ethiopian government hundling the situation very delicetlly. Obviously those of you whow write here have no clue how deplomacy works except blind hate for the governmente.

    • Anonymous on

      Anonymous #18,
      People like you amaze me how you think and justify the unjustifiable. According to you, just because 100,000 Ethiopians work for the Saudis, Ethiopians should ignore the humiliation and the ill treatments Ethiopians receive at the hands of Saudis. You know what buddy, it is the other way around, it should be the Saudis who should be very appreciative and give good care of the 100,000 Ethiopians who serve Saudi families with their hands and feet with slave wages. The Ethiopians who were humiliated and treated like second class citizens have never stopped serving their Saudi masters and didn’t commit a single crime; praying to God/Allah is not a crime, of course only in Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries. Shame on you!

    • fidel on

      It doesn’t matter if there are a million or a hundred ethiopians living in saudi arabia, not a single Ethiopian citizen should suffer the injustice of any nation for praying in side their own home.

      Arabs have proven to be the last remaining Barbaric society in the planet, still stuck 1000 years behind the rest of the world, you only have to look into libya and what they did to black libyans and other african immigrant or the Ethiopian maid who was burned with a boiled water.

      The sooner we realize their Barbaric nature the better to us all.

  14. Amoraw on

    TPLF has changed your life, you stupid amphora, Lemagn, wore, just talk on the foreign land even you will never ever see the so called ethiopia, if you don`t obey ethiopian current constitution we will make your emya ethiopia multiple surgery. Busti wore amhara!

    • fidel on

      How do you know our life has changed, idiot? you must be Eritrean, looking at things from your points of view.

  15. aksum on

    Ethiopia is the only coutry helped prophate Mohamod when I had started islam religion. all his relatives immigrated to Christine Ethiopia.
    all muslum people around the world if you know kuran, What prophate mohamod said, do not touch ethiopia.

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