Mamushet Amare was ailing when he was arrested
Mamushet Amare, respected and notable opposition figure who was also leader of All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP), is reportedly arrested again this past week.
He was released from prison barely two years ago when court acquitted him. However, police repudiated court ruling and detained him in Addis Ababa police division where he was kept for weeks before he was released in 2015.
Last weekend, he was arrested along with his brother Gizachew Amare. Reports indicate that he was arrested from where he went for “tsebel” – holy water healing practice in Ethiopian Orthodox Church tradition – a few hundred kilometers in South East of Addis Ababa.
What is known at this point is that the “command post” – that is the authority presiding over state of emergency in Ethiopia which is extended by four months – ordered his arrest.
Mamushet languished in prison for years at different times.
Updates will follow as they become available.
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