Tigrai Online, June 29, 2012
The two Swedish convicted terrorists who have been found guilty and are serving 11 years prison terms in Ethiopia issued a statment.
They have been in prison for one year now and I guess they don’t like it. Well why the hell did you come for to our country illegally brandishing AK 47s? You know you didn’t accompany the Pope when you entered Ethiopia from Somalia, you were with dozens of Al Qaeda terrorist fighters who were armed to the teeth.
“It has been the longest year in our lives,” so called photojournalist Johan Persson and journalist Martin Schibbye said. Sir, what did you expect will happen when you are found guilty of terrorism against a proud nation? Did you think you were going for a little get away vacation? No you are paying for your crime which you were trying to do harm to our people and our country. Your pale skin color doesn’t mean anything to us you did the crime you are doing the time.
“Initially we only focused on eating, keeping warm on the cement floor and not falling ill. Today the challenge is psychological. Prison kills your intellect,” the two Swedes said.
They were captured in a battle between the gallant Ethiopian defense forces and the Al Qaeda terrorists inside Ethiopian territories in Somali state. The two Swedes were wounded in the battle and 15 of the ONLF terrorists were killed.
The Swedish nationals sent their message through their diplomats who visited them in the Kaliti prison. They also said they are not going to appeal their cases instead they will be asking for clemency from the government.
This should be a lesson for any western journalist, spy, activist, and anyone who wants to disrespect the Ethiopian nation and its people. We will find you, we will arrest you and we will convict you.