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Ethiopian Federal security forces have detained two opposit

MekelleŠć° 7 June 2024 (Tigray Herald)

Ethiopian Federal security forces have detained two opposit

Ethiopian Federal security forces have detained two opposition politicians in the last few days. Former chairman of the opposition Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice Party Yeshiwas Assefa, was detained last Friday. Local media have reported that he was yet to appear in court. Reports said the police had accused him of circulating social media posts that “incite violence” and “support the Fano militia” fighting government troops in Amhara. On Wednesday, Federal security forces also detained former opposition politician Zelelle Tsegaselassie. Both Yeshiwas and Zelelle were organisers of a peaceful rally in Addis Ababa in November 2023, aimed at calling for the end of armed conflicts in the country, which was banned by the authorities. Earlier, other organisers were arrested for several weeks and released without being formally charged.

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