ESAT News (September 20, 2016
Nigist Yirga, a young activist known for her viral photo as she posed in the Gondar protest, was reportedly abducted two weeks ago by TPLF security forces and taken to the Central Investigation Bureau, a.k.a the torture chamber of the regime in Addis Ababa.
The 20 year old young lady was wearing a tees with a portrait of Col. Demeke Zewdu, the leader of the resistance in Gondar and the Amhara region, on the day of the massive protest in Gondar in July.
Security forces have reportedly abducted Nigist from Sanja, Gondar and accused her of involvement in the death of security forces, a charge her father described as outrageous and said his younger daughter had nothing to do with the violence and had only took part in the peaceful rally.
Another source close to the family who confirmed that Nigist was abducted two weeks ago also said that she was not allowed visitation by family since Saturday.
The father also said he was told his daughter was beaten upon her arrest and he worries for her safety in the hands of the brutal security forces.
Thousands of youth in Gondar and Bahir Dar have been arrested and taken to several detention centers since the escalation of the uprising against the TPLF regime in July.