Aster Yohannes in a photo taken about a year before she was put in prison © PrivateDOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE
This is Aster Yohannes (pronounced Yo HAN is). Her husband is Petros Solomon. They have four children, including two daughters, Hanna and Meaza.
Petros was arrested in 2001 because the government did not like how he criticized their policies. His family has not seen him since. Petros expressed his views peacefully. He should never have been put in prison.
Aster was arrested when she arrived at Asmara airport on December 11, 2003.
Do you know why the government arrested Aster? The only reason is because she is related to Petros. That’s not fair!
Aster should never have been put in prison. Hanna and Meaza have not seen her since, either. Meaza says “I haven't seen my parents in so long, I cannot remember what they look like.”