SAN JOSE, California -- The controversial publisher and editor of Aigaforum.com, widely known among exiled Ethiopians as the “voice of tyranny”, has been sued in the Superior Court of Santa Clara, California, for deliberately spreading politically-motivated defamation and inciting hatred and violence.
The lawsuit against Isayas Atsibeha (aka Isayas Atsibeha Abaye), who is also a CISCO employee in San Jose, California, has been filed by journalist and human rights activist Abebe Gellaw.
Abebe charges that Isayas and his associate have willfully and intentionally distributed a scurrilous defamation, based on total falsehood and fabrication, in the aftermath of his protest against former dictator Meles Zenawi.
According to sources, Abebe has also filed a separate lawsuit in Atlanta, Georgia, against the unnamed man that produced and broadcast on radio the alleged fabrication with a view to defaming and violating his constitutionally protected rights. The complaint stressed that the defendants have deliberately resorted to inciting violence, hatred and defamation just because he exercised his First Amendment Rights.
Isayas Abaye works at CISCO in the day and promotes tyranny and repressions in dark hours, activists allege. “Isayas Abaye deserves to be tried in a court of law. He is an interesting character that tries to enjoy the fruits of freedom in America and the full benefits of supremacist tyranny in Ethiopia. He lives in two totally opposite worlds.