September 1, 2011

Ethiopian Torture Survivor Seeks Fear-Based Relief

Filed under: Azeb Mesfin,Ethiopia,Meles Zenawi — ethiopiantimes @ 10:00 pm
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MB is a 24 year old man from Ethiopia. He was tortured by the Ethiopian government for being a member of the student group Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD). His grandmother snuck him out of the country and paid for his flight to the United States. He arrived without documents on 8/28/2005 and was granted asylum on 12/27/2006. He is afraid he will be tortured again if he is removed to Ethiopia.

MB is facing removal because he was convicted of an aggravated felony. In April of 2011 he pled guilty to distribution of oxycodone and distribution of marijuana. He also has several other convictions including misdemeanor possession of marijuana, embezzlement of less than $200, and misdemeanor trespassing.

In addition to his grandmother in Ethiopia, MB has multiple friends and family members who are responsive and eager to help in any way they can. His fiancé, grandfather, sister and several other family members are all U.S. citizens.Read More>>>


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