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Court adjourns Teddy’s hearing

The Federal High Court has adjourned a hearing into Teddy Afro’s appeal for bail until Tuesday April 29.With a sea of fans outside the courthouse, Teddy pleaded innocent to homicide charge that could send him to ten to fifteen years prison.

When the hearing begun, the judge demanded the prosecutor if the charge was amended as ordered days before for which he readily answered yes.

After Teddy pleaded not guilty, the judge sheduled an April 29 court session to decide on the matter.

Minutes earlier, hundreds of cheering and chanting fans had greeted Teddy’s arrival.Wearing a T-shirt and sunglasses, Teddy waved as he slowly made his way into the courthouse.As he left the court, the ‘free him’ shout became more intense and police surrounded and arrested some of them.A journalist for Hamrawai magazine and another newspaper reporter were among the arrested.It’s unclear why police arrested them.It was said they are all detained in the police station in front of the court.

Teddy’s arrest weeks ago has generated much interest and anxiety in the city and his songs have enjoyed sudden popularity in the bars, taxis and public places.

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  1. April 24, 2008 at 6:34 am

    And here is BBC’s report on it:

    Protests Over Ethiopia Pop Singer

  2. hiwot
    April 28, 2008 at 8:59 am

    freedom to teddy afro. ja yasteseryal
    we love taddy afro now and forever
    one love

  3. hiwot
    April 28, 2008 at 9:02 am

    if you want to talk about teddy afro pls writeme at this email address hibolali@yahoo.com ja yasteseryal

  4. Aaron
    May 4, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Did he do it ?

  5. May 11, 2008 at 9:50 am

    why they did it 4Teddy? God will let Teddy free. long live 4Teddy

  6. asi
    May 15, 2008 at 4:37 am

    I can’t believe what this bees did to him!

  7. Hanina
    May 19, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I don’t want to belive it!

  8. biyu
    May 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    long live for teddy! no one will kill teddy cos GOD…….

  9. Hamunajaa
    May 27, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Our country Ethiopia, please Pray to Teddy. You know Mama Ethiopia? Teddy is your best son. He is love country. We pray to teddy. . . . We pray to teddy. . . . We pray to teddy. . . . Amen.

    Hamunajaa
    From Adu genet
    haimebest@yahoo.com

  10. nuru
    June 11, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I can not believ
    since I know him I like his allthing ( he is really genus by his melodius and toinic sound he did great which was not done by doctors,professor
    he can live any where in the wold love towards his matherlan forced him so pray for tedy

  11. aboy
    July 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    bua wuai ane mitinkak ane wedi tigrai tedi tedi yemtlu atefalo ane wedi teklai wedi adwa lezefen zefenma niway debeben atadmtm anbesa agesa yemil ale admtut gin abrham g/medhinin yemidersibet yelem.

  12. July 9, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    i wish u out that jile and i prayto God

  13. bill
    July 26, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Ja Yasteseryal teddy We love you jesus always with you

  14. August 5, 2008 at 6:41 am

    hi teddy
    hello
    teddy LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLllOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVV

  15. August 5, 2008 at 6:47 am

    hi teddy how are u ? are u fine

  16. el
    August 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    i feel sorry you are ethiopian mandela!.i will proud for you i will always pary you.I hope one day you will get fredom. I like you teddy

  17. feyisa from chancho
    September 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    hi teddy how are u? are ufine

  18. betty
    September 16, 2008 at 7:09 am

    i am sure teddy did not this thing bcoz, he respects peopels so i don’t think he does ,
    i pray to his to be free, i hope he will be free in the near future.
    love to teddy
    let God be with you teddy.

  19. betty
    September 16, 2008 at 7:15 am

    I recpect and love you teddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    Ja Yasteseryallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.
    i wish you all the best.

  20. betty
    September 16, 2008 at 7:16 am

    GOD BLESS YOU TEDDY LOVE.

  21. betty
    September 16, 2008 at 7:19 am

    i am sure teddy did not this thing bcoz, he respects peopels so i don’t think he does ,
    i pray to him to be free, i hope he will be free in the near future.
    love to teddy
    let God be with you teddy.
    love.

  22. September 16, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I was at the Emergency Room of Dagmawi Menelik Hospital Saturday evening. I saw 4 people brought in that night due to accident (3 car, 1 a woman who had a block from a building fall on the upper part of her body). One of them, a girl of around 20 was in bad shape. She was bleeding, shaking uncontrolablly, and unconcious. What’s worse, nobody knew where she came from or where she was going. The driver has fled after the accident and “given his hand to the police”, or so we were told later. The two men who brought her in hand had to drag her from underneath the smashed car, apparently. And who should come to my mind? That young man Teddy Afro has been accused of hitting and running. I’m not implying that Teddy did it. But somebody did it and he’s died. And it breaks my heart to see that kid’s life seems “keMe immint yanesse” (as Laurete Poet Tsegaye G/Medhin would have seen it where the great man still alive) to many. A casualty of war, almost. Judge it how you will. But once you’ve sat in an Emergency Room and saw a person who has been in a huge car accident, your perspective on life kind of changes (atleast for the next few hours). Politcs & celebrity, grudges and retributions seem so trivial.

    God rest his soul!!

  23. ermias
    September 17, 2008 at 8:34 am

    what ever every body says. no one cant stop us from loving tedy. ja yasteserial.

  24. September 17, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Erm.. that should read “Jah”, I think!

    Jah (pronounced /ˈdʒɑː/) is a name for God, most commonly used in the Rastafari movement. It comes from the Hebrew יָהּ = Yah [jah].

    As to Jah’s ability to “maSteserey”, it’s no doubt debatable. Although far from religious or even good ole spiritual, my impression with regards to the word “masteserey” has always been it’s something done by a middle-man kind of person. Somebody standing between the Almgithy (whoever He/She/It is) and the unfortunate sinner. Like “yiQir Masbal”, for example. Who Jah is going to beg forgiveness for us from, only Jah knows.

    I like Teddy though. So atleast we see eye to eye on that one.

  25. fire
    October 6, 2008 at 2:23 am

    hi teddy hou are u i would like to say god bless u

  26. fire
    October 6, 2008 at 2:27 am

    i w\feel sorry you are ethiopia mandel?i will proud for you i wiil alwes car you

  27. Elu
    October 18, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I have no werds to say but be God with you King of Kings Teddy I love U so much.

  28. mahlet
    October 29, 2008 at 4:49 am

    if you whant took about teddy afro just writ to me ok i write hk

  29. semshal
    October 29, 2008 at 4:52 am

    tedyy god bless u and may god blees and keep u foraver

  30. November 3, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I have no wards to say but be god with you king of king teddy i love you so much and we love you all ethiopia people.

  31. tilahun
    November 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Everybody knows why this gov’t sent teddy to prison. he’s innocent.
    we ethiopian people all are with u
    yes———we are proud of you.

  32. tilahun
    November 5, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    teddy afro has brought changes in the ethiopian music industry. his musics have nothing at the back, but are songs of freedom,love,unity and peace for all ethiopian peaple. so we need this extraordinary musician 2 b free.

    if anybody want 2 write me: here is my address tilahun12@gmail.com

  33. November 26, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    hi teddy you are the best now you are knowlage full boy so every thing fir u semple god bless u

  34. Dereje A
    December 5, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Hello teddy you don’t have to worry b/c you have done all the credit that your country need from you.
    You are the real patriot of Ethiopia. We love very very much.

  35. December 7, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I have no wards to say but be god with you king of king teddy i love you so much and we love you all ethiopia people.

  36. December 7, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    if u want to contact with me about teddy(KING) plse emil mgetachw@yahoo.com

  37. filimon
    December 11, 2008 at 9:01 am

    We all know that you are innocent, God Bless you and Ethiopia.

    woyane mewdekiyawn asamere
    teddy afronm asere !!!!!!!

  38. yeti
    December 15, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    teddy u did what u have to do.we are proud u b/c u did some thing for ur cuntry

  39. mubarek oumer
    December 16, 2008 at 8:58 am

    teddy is always free

  40. rahel admassu
    February 17, 2009 at 6:56 am

    thanks for all tedisha we love you so much ok good bless u ok u re true man so some people heats like this kinds of man so don’t worried ok try to be good man ok i expect peace thing from this government ok i love you teddye AYZOH

  41. rahel admassu
    February 17, 2009 at 7:05 am

    you know how much we love you? teddy u are very very perfect man in our country musician you can change many people by teaching abpout love and peace. you are luky man you have many many Followers in your way i am one of that man you are always tell us about peace and love i hope many people accept your aida you know we are hangry your album but we can get one single music in this time we are happy always we pary about you ok we don’t need your bad thing not onely us every one don’t need your bad thing ok we need visit you but we can’t but teddy one day you are free from this criminal thing and still you are not criminal ok please be strong and happy man ok i love you.

  42. eden
    February 18, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    teddyyyyyyyyy! i pray God watches over you… my heart is in pain for you but teddy i try not to hate others because you taught me to love respect and to stand for unity no matter what more than my parents do
    i love you homie and we all praying for you to get your voice back and continue teaching us love and unity through your big caring heart for your ppl and country and your beautiful melody..we all love you so very very much teddy but me the most..i cant shut up talking about you and crying when i listen to your tunes.. its crazy! you are good human being and the best ethiopian brother.. teddy you are one of a kind!
    teddy i miss you..we all miss you get out from the jail cell soon its not for you its for criminals..teddy you aint no criminal i know it in my heart!
    keep your chin up.. xoxo! all jah kids miss you..me da most!!!!

  43. February 19, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Everybody knows why this gov’t sent teddy to prison. he’s innocent.
    we ethiopian people all are with u
    yes———we are proud of you.

    teddyyyyyyyyy! i pray God watches over you… my heart is in pain for you but teddy i try not to hate others because you taught me to love respect and to stand for unity no matter what more than my parents do
    i love you homie and we all praying for you to get your voice back and continue teaching us love and unity through your big caring heart for your ppl and country and your beautiful melody..we all love you so very very much teddy but me the most..i cant shut up talking about you and crying when i listen to your tunes.. its crazy! you are good human being and the best ethiopian brother.. teddy you are one of a kind!
    teddy i miss you..we all miss you get out from the jail cell soon its not for you its for criminals..teddy you aint no criminal i know it in my heart!
    keep your chin up.. xoxo! all jah kids miss you..me da most!!!!

  44. Emy
    February 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Will you calm down now so as to live in peace with the government?

  45. eden
    February 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

    peace! what peace??? what is peace mean to you emy??
    never mind emy

    Everybody knows why this gov’t sent teddy to prison. he’s innocent.
    we ethiopian people all are with u
    yes———we are proud of you.

  46. linda teggen
    June 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Teddy place be strong every thing will be …and things will change
    God Bless you teddy and god with you

  47. muhedin aba moga
    July 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

    fuck teddy afro he is neftena he is no nothing for oromia
    abdisa from hromaya

  48. mokonene
    July 17, 2009 at 8:37 am

    dear friends
    this is a group to kill teddy afro after released from the prison becauses of insulting yekatity 11 who killed many of our brotherts now we are reaching 567 boys please join us to kill teddy afro after released from the prison email mokily@yahoo.com “kill teddy afro like his fatther where ever you get ”
    ethiopia for ever
    neftena down

  49. September 14, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I would like to foreward my heartfelt gratitiude to God, Because you released from prison.
    “I wish you peace be up on you forever”.

  1. April 23, 2008 at 3:31 pm

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