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Teddy Afro awaits verdict

A verdict in Teddy Afro’s case will be delivered on November 2, the court deciding whether the popular singer will walk away as free man or spend ten to fifteen years in prison. The trial at the federal high court eight criminal benches today has been adjourned since November 2, 2008 when the three-judge panel retired to consider its verdict.

Four witnesses were present, but only two testified. One, Constable Kebede Weyssa said he was on duty on November 2, in the night shift.  The other, a Cuban doctor who went back last week without testifying because of questions about his translator, did testify today with the help Zeleke Belay, a translator from the Cuban Embassy. The doctor was asked by the court if it is possible to determine the date on which the person died. He responded by saying that it is possible to do that in his home country where there is the technology but not in Ethiopia.

Teddy’s lawyer, Million Asefa wrapped up his closing arguments by pointing out inconsistencies in the testimony of prosecution witness and the information on the death certificates and findings of the medical examiner. Million argued the reason given why there was 13-days delays to investigate the vehicle, that the singer disappeared, was not true, as was he was detained and questioned then. 

People are eagerly awaiting the judgment for the case which is widely believed to have a political overtone.

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  1. Ototo Gormolo
    October 21, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    There is nothing new to expect from this kangaroo court filled with the servile, obsequious sychophantic judges installed on the justice benches of the Ethiopian people by the calous and pernicious Meles Zenawi. These judges are stooges of Meles and are only there to carry out his orders, nothing more and nothing less. They are the ones who were about to pass death sentences on leaders of the Kinijit party on trumped up charges but thanks to pressures of the unrelenting Ethiopian people both within the country and in the diaspora as well as pressures from the international community which Meles and his Woyane scoundrels were ultimately forced to bend to, the charges were dropped and the leaders were set free. Their crimes of the Kinijit leaders were nothing other than being democratically elected by the people to unseat the most vicious, pernicious and unpopular group of kleptomaniacs who are out there not for anything other than killing innocent Ethiopians and plundering the very scanty resources the country has.

    Any body who comes into their way and attempts to expose them or stop them from their criminal acts in any way is their archenemy. Tedy Afro is not an exception in this regard, so he was doomed to face what so many Ethiopians were hitherto subjected to which is languishing in the hellish Kaliti prison for much of the rest of his life at best or even death at worst. In view of this truth, it will be incumbent on the Ethiopian people and the international community to rise up against and stand up to Meles Zenawi and his cohorts to thwart and foil their plan to destroy this young, vibrant, energetic, country-loving and god-fearing Ethiopian, Tedy Afro alias Tewodros Kasahun.

    Let’s get united once more and toss Meles Zenawi and his clique of thieves into the oblivion of history.

    God bless Ethiopia and damn Woyane.

    OG.

  2. Neo
    October 26, 2008 at 1:45 am
  3. sweet
    November 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    fuck teddy azmary assss hole zeregna esayeee.

  4. November 1, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    teady afro case not criminal case him case ethiopian goverment political rison so i wis teady afro be free

  5. daniel lulie
    November 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I hope to day is a good day , i need to here something a good news about teddyafro our gratest star.
    My dear TEDDY i need too see u free like a bird i am still praying for you.
    Love u very much
    May God bless you.
    Yours DANIEL

  6. November 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    sweet dedebe neshe deneze yemaygebashe

  7. November 3, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    teddyeeee ayzoen ! geta kante gare yehuen we love u

  8. Ås
    November 4, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Guys what is going on with weyane poletics, omg I don’t believe still adjourned
    God bless teddy

  9. mafia
    November 5, 2008 at 11:54 am

    TEDDY AFRO is a real killer he must be killd soon.
    my heart gos to a poor dead gojami man.
    kill this chatam azmari.

  10. November 8, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    HATERS JOB IS TO HATE, SO TEDDY LET THEM DO THIRE JOB SAY FUCK YA’ DON’T BACKDOWN STAY GOLD LET GO AND LET GOD…WE LOVE YOU ALL THE WAY FROM CAIL WEST COAST

  11. bombard
    November 9, 2008 at 11:44 am

    kill this sonof bich neftegna azmari he gat 2 know with whom
    to open his dirty mouth. we know very well he wonna be amaras revolitioner. KOMATAN KOMATA KALALUT GEBTO
    LEFETFET YELAL_ALU it’s right you can see this blaind AZMARI. he is trying to be a poletitian with full of arrogance.
    KILL HIM KILL HIM SOOOON. THEN ALL NEFTEGNAS WILL SHUT THEIR BIG AZZZZZZZ HOLE UP.

  12. NAHOM DJ FAMYLY
    November 9, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    WE ARE SUPPORTERS FOR TEDDY AFRO FROM LONDON WE BELEIVE HE’S INOCCENT AND HE IS OUR ENTERTAINER. MY SEVEN YEAR OLD ALL WAYS ASK ME WHAT HAPPEND TO TEDDY???HE LOVES HIS MUSIC, WE ARE PRAYING EVERY DAY FOR U.YOU WILLL GET THER KEEP UP YOUR SPRIT.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Merry Christ
    November 18, 2008 at 4:21 am

    Of course he is not a political person, but he feels as many true and native Ethiopian for his country. And he explain and want to say something for peoples who are selfish and hurt her but they are all stupid, never understand , never knows God, simply they are animals that are currently assumed as the Ethiopian ruler but they are not. They do not want to learn from past experience so they are killing everybody by different means like in prison, hunger, —- Agerun yemayiwod enatunim liwod ayichilm.

    Lemanignawum and qen egiziabhier firdun benesu lay yisetna esir betu yazegajut hulu lenesu menoriya betachew endemihon ewun new. Beseferubet yiseferlachewal. Teddy ayizoh qen yalifal yealem hizib kante gar new.

  14. 2 big 4 u
    November 21, 2008 at 4:20 am

    To be honest we Ethiopians have a problem, because our judgment is based on our favoritism, I am not saying he did it or not, I am not expect him to say I killed and run away like every one goes to court. We have Judges I hope their judgment will be fair and balance without any influence from both sides for the country and the poor guy. Because, if the verdict is not fair the looser will be our country.

    There fore, ALL Sidetegna hule please don’t confuse our people while you are sitting on your couch and leaking you ice-cream. if you really care for your people go back home and help our people or donate the poor guys family ……etc.

    Every Sidetegna, after couple of year’s stay and watching Cable TV he/she comments that ETH. Is poor, school, Gov, Health ….etc is worst . Please join non profit organizations for help rather than criticizing Woyane, Dergee or The King.
    Thanks
    2big4u

  15. November 26, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Well… lets pray to have fair hearing. I know that Teddy was released by this court months before his recent arrest cos ,by then, the court didn’t get concrete evidence to put him in prison. But now, when the investigators present evidences that show Teddy was the one behind the wheels of that deadly car, the court makes him stay behind the bars.
    I believe everyone; be it singer, politician or religious leader should get what the court decides. I also believe that, the court will be fair, cos the same court has released him around year ago for the same case.
    Here, being a fan and justice should not be intermixed. If he did that, He should live behind the bars and i am sure the court will do the right thing.
    WE SHOULDN’T BE BLINDED BY HIS FAME AND POLITICAL ACTIVITY. An Innocent man has died because of that rackless driver…. thus don’t you believe that Teddy can be that man?..Lets pray the court do the right thing.

  16. December 1, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    i need to be read abute taddy afro in amhric

  17. December 1, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    i wont now abut taddy in amhric

  18. binyam-arega
    December 2, 2008 at 10:17 am

    tedy-God-will-help-you-as-he-always-does-.u-will-be-free-one-day-andtell-z-whole-world-what-this-arogant-killers-did-2you.DORO,AYNEGA=MESLUAT=-KUAT=ARACH…WHO-realy-belived-what-had-happened-inthis-country-would-actually-happen?…..things-will-chenge-one-day-and-justice-will-prevail.!!!!God-bless-TEDY-AFRO-and-ethiopia.fuck—-the-shrued-blood-suckers!!!!

  19. Selam
    December 3, 2008 at 8:08 am

    You a Blessed Ethiopian. I don’t have enough words to explain my grief about the socalled “judges” decision. I will always pray for U Tedyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyye

  20. Selam
    December 3, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Ted U are tested like a Gold! Please Be Strong. Always Pray for U.

  21. Teshe
    December 3, 2008 at 8:42 am

    WHERE IS JUSTICE?

    I know a person at AAU. He is a driver and named Shigut. He killed a pregnant woman. He is a member of EPRDF. By now he is free? Is there really Justice in Ethiopia?
    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON MY COUNTRY?
    Believe me! U Judges and politicians Pay Back This!!

  22. weerdrete
    December 5, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Teddy is an arrogant politician hiding his poilitic by music which the most Neftegn and should be killed as soon along with his supprters from any where else through time because all are the residue of Derg and neftegnas especially the ones wich are living abroad and almost all naughty guys in Addis.Finally please donot leave teddy free if you do this i am sure that teddy will disturb the whole country in general and the addis city in particular via insults to the gov’t .
    Teddy is the most Bullshit who stands against the government making a cover the gov’t is WOYANE.Concerned body shall make Teddy Life too short as soon as possible along his supporters.

  23. D
    December 10, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Now TADDY “feels free”!!!!!!. Akatare men tameta??

  24. Betty
    December 10, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I do not listen music that much but Tedy is a briliant guy and special. May God be with him to finish his 6 years in prison and do his good works again.

  25. December 26, 2008 at 3:02 am

    Really I am worried while I did hear this unconsidered decision made by a lawcourt. May God be with you in six yrs jail.

  26. edomias
    May 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    1 day we will see him on concert

  27. Neftegnawe
    June 3, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Woyene edemewe yateral!!

  28. samsama
    October 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    ilove teddy afro

  29. samsama
    October 26, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    viva teddy afro

  30. milkbasa
    December 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    U R best to me!!

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