News of Ethiopians wrongly locked up behind the country’s notorious jails has long become a routine feed for the nation. And the impact of this repeated, gross miscarriage of justice carried out by none other than the country’s law and order institutions has led to a chilling outcome that many Ethiopians are today displaying an extraordinary level of indifference to the issue.
That should alarm us as a nation.
Government planning a meeting with opposition representatives by end of this month, Addis Standard learned
Online activists of the #OromoProtest, a persistent anti-government protest by Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have called for massive protest rallies throughout the Oromia regional state, the largest among the nine regional states in Ethiopia. Accordingly, activists are calling on a region-wide protest on August 06 to continue the protest that first flared up on November 12, 2015 in Ginchi, a small town some 80 Kms South West of the Capital Addis Abeba.
Abraha Desta, executive member of the opposition Arena Tigray, who has been arrested exactly two years from today, has just been released.
Abraha was arrested shortly after Ethiopian security officials took Andargachew Tsige, a British national who is now on a death row in Ethiopia and a senior member of the outlawed Ginbot Seven (G7) opposition group, from Yemen.