"Hold it right there...she is just another politician." You might be tempted to say.
Yes, she is a politician, alright. But she is definitely not just an ordinary one. I had some doubts in the beginning if she was for real, and I am sure some of her own colleagues probably did, too. However, my doubts were erased five weeks ago when she drew the line in the sand and authored that now famous letter of hers to unequivocally affirm her unwavering stand for truth and justice in defiance of the Woyane regime's intimidation.
Here is what the blogger Dagmawi wrote about Birtukan's defiance:
Birtukan Mideksa's imprisonment demonstrates truth in a way that directly engages our conscience. And it is that conscience that makes us restless. We can't sit quietly. From Birtukan's prison cell comes some force that reaches out and touches us. What is it? Something spiritual? Metaphysical? Moral strength? Human dignity?... Even the supporters of the TPLF/EPRDF have to deal with this moral force.That moral force, a force that no earthly power can break, like the Rosa Parks kind of force if you will, is what Birtukan will now forever be remembered for. Thank you, Birtukan, for leading by example and inspiring a nation to believe in itself again. You will not be forgotten!