Prof. Alemayehu responds to DLA Piper’s grossly inaccurate statements

Professor Alemayehu Gebre-Mariam responds to a statements made by Ethiopian “government” lobbyists DLA Piper:

Mr. Gary Klein, Esq.
DLA Piper
Federal Affairs and Legislative Practice Group
1200 Nineteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-2412

Dear Mr. Klein:

I write this letter to challenge recent statements that you have personally made in a radio interview, and other statements made by your firm on behalf of your client the “Government of Ethiopia.” In these statements you and your firm make certain factual assertions about political conditions in Ethiopia, and inaccurately characterize the legislative intent of H.R. 2003 (“Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007.” I believe a number of statements that you and your firm have made concerning political conditions in Ethiopia and H.R. 2003 are grossly inaccurate; and other statements reflect a reckless disregard for the truth… continue reading >>>