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Ethiopia’s leading opposition figure warns of unrest if dialogue fails

25 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by AFP

“A country of 100 million, is too big, too big for one group. That is clear to everybody, I think including to them, those who lead us [ethnic minority regime],” Merera said.

“Really, controlling state power should not be the end of the world. They should see life after that.”

Burayu – Ethiopia’s government needs to hold negotiations with the country’s most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said in an interview, days after leaving prison.

Recently released Merera Gudina, OFC Chair (AFP)

A cause celebre for opponents of Ethiopia’s government during his time behind bars, Merera is the only prominent opposition politician to be freed since Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced earlier this month that his administration would release an unspecified number of the many dissidents jailed in the country.
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በኦፌኮ ሊቀመንበር ዶክተር መረራ ጉዲና ላይ ሕወሃት በሕገ ቢስ የቀልድ ፍርድ ቤቱ ሁለት ክሶች መሠረተባቸው

3 Mar

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

በሕውሃት የዜና ማሠራጫ ፋና ዛሬ ከቀትር በኋካ እንደተዘገበው፣ ክሱ በፌዴራል ከፍተኛ ፍርድ ቤት ልደታ ምድብ 19ኛ ወንጀል ችሎት ነው የቀረበባቸው። የክሱም ይዘቶች የሚከተሉት ሁለቱ ናቸው፦

    (ሀ) “የኦፌኮ አመራርነታቸውን እና የፖለቲካ ድርጅቱን እንደ ሽፋን ተጠቅመው የፖለቲካዊ፣ የሃይማኖታዊ ወይም የአይዶሎጂ አላማን ለማራመድ በማሰብ በመንግስት ላይ ተፅዕኖን በማሳደር የሃገሪቱን ማህበራዊ፣ ፖለቲካዊ፣ ኢኮኖሚ እንቅስቃሴ ለማናጋትና ለማፈራረስ በማቀድ ተቀሳቅሰዋል”

    (ለ) “በ2008 ዓ.ም በምዕራብ ሸዋ ዞን አምቦ አካባቢ የሚገኙ ፕሮጀክቶችን የአምቦ ካራ የመንገድ ግንባታ በመቆራረጥ፣ ካምፕ በማቃጠል፣ በተሽከርካሪዎችና ማሽነሪዎች ላይ ከ2,957,000 ብር በላይ የሚያወጣ ንብረት እንዲወድም አስደርገዋል”

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Charges against Dr. Merera Gudina politically motivated

28 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne
Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about the crisis in his home country, prosecutors on Thursday charged the prominent 60-year-old politician with rendering support to terrorism and attempting to “disrupt constitutional order.” Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lelisa and the head of the banned opposition group Ginbot 7, Dr. Berhanu Nega, had also participated in the hearing that had been hosted by Member of the European Parliament Ana Gomes, and which was to inform delegates about the protests that have swept through Ethiopia since November 2015. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands detained since these protests began. Merera is now at Maekelawi, a prison where mistreatment and torture are commonplace.
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