Monthly Archives: "December 2016"

Ana GOMES - 8th Parliamentary term

Posted On December 1, 2016By Wondimu MekonenIn Current Update

Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission Subject: Detention of Dr. Merera Gudina in Ethiopia Dear Federica Thank you for your reply of 29 November 2016 to my letter concerning the state of emergency decreed by the Ethiopia and the human rights situation in the country. Despite your efforts to request the Ethiopian government to address the grievances of the population, open democratic space and respect the population’s fundamental freedom, the government is not listening. And the latest evidenceRead More
Addis Abeba Dec. 1/2016 – Security forces implementing Ethiopia’s six-month State of Emergency have last night detained prominent opposition party leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), upon his arrival at Bole International Airport.   Details of what transpired at the airport are sketchy, but sources told Addis Standard that Dr. Merera was first taken by security forces who have identified themselves as members of the command post overseeing the State of emergency at around 7:30 PM soon after his arrival at the airport. He wasRead More