Last updated 8 June, 2008
Regime Suffers Diplomatic Setback
7 June, 2008
By Diplomatic Correspondent
Meles Zenawi's Brutal regime suffered yet another diplomatic setback recently when Canada's Ambassador was recalled for consultation.
According to media information, the ambassador was recalled because of the regime's intransigent position that it had shown on the release of a Somali-Canadian, Mr Muktar, who was arrested by Meles Zenaw's invading army when they controlled Mogadishu sixteen months ago.
It was alleged that Mr Muktar was a terrorist suspect and has been in a rigorous confinement in unidentified prison in Addis Ababa. The suspect, it was reported, has been denied consular visits in accordance with the Geneva Convention.
The effort made by the Canadian Parliamentary Secretary who made a visit to Addis Ababa was not successful, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported two days ago.
Mr Muktar's case triggered strong debate on the part of the Liberal party (opposition party) which exerted pressure on Prime Minister Harper's Government, which has reacted in the recall of its ambassador.
It is to be recalled that the Stalinist regime cut its diplomatic relations with Norway accusing the Norwegian Government of assisting the Eritrean Government with Qatar accusing it of assisting terrorists in the Horn of Africa and the Government of Eritrea in recent past.
All the three countries mentioned above are oil rich countries, which make them more, needed especially now when a barrel of oil hit 139(yesterday) USD.
Canada, a host country of around sixty thousand Ethiopian refugees gives all-round support worth of 120 Million every year, it was learned.
Ginbot 7 Zena (Ginbot 7 News)