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Teddy Afro gets a six-year sentence

Teddy Afro has been given a six-year sentence.

A Lideta court on Monday convicted him on two charges of killing a homeless in hit-and-run accident and driving away without reporting the incident.

On the first charge, he was sentenced to five years in prison and 13,000 Birr fine. On the second charge, he was given a one year term and 5,000-birr fine.

Teddy showed no visible reaction when the sentence was imposed and was taken from the courtroom in handcuff.

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  1. Sad
    December 5, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Am too sad for Teddy, May GOD be with him

  2. morovaniemi
    December 5, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Less than Expected.

    But He should admit if he has done it. The question is is it true that he did it.

    please Ethiopians understand that It has no political gain for the government to sentence Teddy.

  3. Ethiopeace
    December 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I love Teddy. I don’t believe he did it.

    I pray for him.

  4. December 5, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Woyane gun dawn every brave Ethiopian one by one. Time to stop the nonesense give maximum support to G7.

  5. yemane
    December 5, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I don’t believe he did it, it is the weyane stratagy ewunet amlak mnewu zim ale how long ethiopia will be governed by enemys.


  6. Abush
    December 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Is this real guys? I can’t believe it! 6 years! tekedno yibsel ale Tilahun Gessesse!

  7. Girum
    December 5, 2008 at 4:54 pm


    Looking at how the court trial was handled, it ain’t difficult to say what has happened is not right. Why couldn’t a big government understand this?

    Anyhow 6yrs is a lot….but not too bad
    ‘….Negeru New Engi Chube Sew Aygodam!!!!’

  8. Abush
    December 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Hey Arefe why don’t you describe to us the feeling inside the court room and the people outside?

  9. December 5, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    i think that he should be happy that he got only 6 years, that’s not really a lot for a crime of this stature…

    6 years will pass quicker than you actually think.

    It’s sad that some people think just ’cause he’s famous and he said something about the government he’s being framed. Let’s not forget that (unfortunately) hit and runs are a very common thing in Ethiopia (i myself witnessed one incident a month ago around the megenagnia area).
    If the government was supposed to have set him up then i’m sure that he would have been sentenced for more than 6 years.

    now on the other hand OJ got 15 years today for stealing his own picture… now that’s injustice if you ask me.

  10. dag
    December 5, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I run short of words to be honest!!!, ,,,,,,,,, ooooooh God!!! action, action,action!!!

  11. Kermo Tija
    December 5, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Teddy has anti government posture and he is paying for it. The kangroo court filled with puppet judges with no conscience did hatchet job. This is to make an example of him. A young singer like him spending six years for a crime he did not commit is a death sentence to his career. That is exactly what this givernment wants. Of course no one was surprized of the outcome. What stupid move by this government of so “smart” prime minister. That the chickens eventually will come to roost and actions like this will make them come sonner

  12. December 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    It`s a sad day for Teddy Afro and for the democracy in Ethiopia.
    We are very sad here in Spain too

  13. netsanet
    December 6, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Teddy Afro is a symbol to Ethiopian fight for freedom, unity,and love. But there are some “the elites” mafia gangs who donot want him to spread his ideas so that they can steal this country by dividing the people. They are the ones who should stand for trial for their endless crimes. My prayers goes to teddy. Let God Be with him.

  14. ak@ga
    December 6, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Did you believe it with out any crime 6 years in jell???? O my God i don’t believe it but who knows he will be realeased by God power. In short there is no DEMOCRACY in this country, this country is only for MELES AND HIS FOLLOWERS O……. God help us. let me ask all of you one question did you see a person asked by a crime called killing a person by car accident before???? i don’t heared they only realised by paying a money. I am shure God will do some thing for this honest and enisent person.

  15. Nina
    December 9, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    i cant believe they acually got him the homeless person was killed on the 20th and they said he killed him on the 22nd

  16. hana
    December 10, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Free teddy afro!

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