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Lencho Leta, one of the founders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), an organization recently categorized as a terrorist organization, along with three others, by the Ethiopian Parliament and Meles Zenawi, prime minister of Ethiopia, in Senafe, a market town located 135km south east of Asmara, the Eritrean capital, in 1991. This rare picture appears in a book titled Wounded Nation: How a Once Promising Eritrea Was Betrayed and Its Future Compromised by Berket Habte Selasie (Prof.), who served as Chair of the Eritrean Constitutional Commission before fleeing the country in disagreement with the government. He now teaches constitutional law at the North Carolina University in the United States. The book was published by the Red Sea Press Inc. a publisher and distributor of third world books. The book provides details about postliberation politics, the Ethio-Eritrea war, and Diaspora movements in a very personalized way.