Teddy Afro will be released after 5 months

Teddy Afro EMF (18 Feb. 2009) The Federal Supreme Court has reduced Teddy Afro’s prison sentence today to two years from 6 years lower court’s sentence, EMF source said. According to the source, Teddy will be released in five months time as the law allows 8 months time off for good behaviour. Teddy has been in prison in the last 11 months. ቴዲ አፍሮ ከአምስት ወር በኋላ ይፈታል…

Zenawi’s kangaroo court had earlier sentenced Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s pop star, for six years in jail for a fabricated charge of killing homeless man in the capital Addis Ababa.

Teddy’s defence lawyer appealed the case to the Federal Supreme Court and the court this morning ruled the judges had made a mistake for sentencing the artist for six years.

The Federal Supreme Court sentenced Teddy for two years, by cutting four years off.

The 31-year-old singer was found guilty of manslaughter for the death of 18-year-old Degu Yibelte in a hit-and-run incident two years ago.

Teddy Afro denied the charge saying he was out of the country on the night Degu Yibelte died. However, Judge Leul Gebremariam, a TPLF cadre, convicted the singer for six year prison sentence, despite clear evidences that Teddy never killed the man.

As news of the decision rippled out across Addis Ababa, groups of young people gathered in the streets, cheering and hugging each other at the news that their favourite singer would soon be free, according to BBC news.

ቴዲ አፍሮ ከአምስት ወር በኋላ ይፈታል
ዝነኛው አርቲስት ቴዎድሮስ ካሳሁን በመኪና ሰውን ገጭቶ በማምለጥ ወንጀል ክስ ተመስርቶበት በከፍተኛ ፍርድ ቤት የስድስት አመት እስራት እንደተፈረደበት ይታወቃል፡፡

ሆኖም ድምጻዊው ለጠቅላይ ፍርድ ቤት ባቀረበው ይግባኝ መሰረት ውሳኔው ተሸሮ በሁለት አመት እስራት ብቻ እንዲቀጣ ተወስኖበታል፡፡

አውራምባ ያነጋገራቸው የህግ ባለሙዎች እንዳሉት ‹ያቀረበው የይግባኝ ሰነድ የቀረበበትን ክስ ሙሉ ለሙሉ ውድቅ የሚያደርግ ነው ሆኖም የስርአቱ አገዛዞች ድምጻዊውን ነጻ ማድረግ ስላልፈለጉና ወንጀለኛ ነው እንዲባል ስለሚፈልጉ ነጻ ከማለት ይልቅ ሁለት አመት ብለው ፈርደውበታል› ብለዋል፡፡

ስማቸው እንዳይጠቀስ የፈለጉ የቃሊቲ ወህኒ ቤት ኃላፊዎች እንደገለጹልን በወህኒ ቤቱ አሰራር መሰረት አንድ ፍርደኛ ከተፈረበት ፍርድ 1/3ኛውን በአመክሮ ስለሚቀነስለት የሚታሰረው አንድ አመት ከአራት ወር ብቻ ይሆናል ብለዋል፡፡ በዚህም መሰረት እስካሁን ለአስራ አንድ ወራት ያህል በእስር ቤት የቆየው ቴዲ ከአምስት ወር በኋላ ነጻ ይወጣል ተብሎ ይገመታል፡፡

አመክሮ የሚከለከልበት የተለየ ምክንያት አለ ወይ ስንል ጥያቄ ያቀረብንላቸው የወህኒ ቤት ምንጮች እንደገለጹልን አንድ ታሳሪ የተለየ መጥፎ የዲስፕሊን ችግር ከሌለበት በስተቀር ወይም ለማምለጥ ሙከራ ካላደረገ በቀር የአመክሮ ተጠቃሚ ይሆናል ቴዲ ደግሞ በሁሉም ዘንድ እጅግ የሚወደድ ባህሪና ጨዋ ስነምግባር ያለው ሰው እንደመሆኑ ይህ አይነቱ ክልከላ እርሱን አይመለከትም ብለውናል፡፡

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