Ethiopian activists launched today a three days social media campaign to demand the release of youth from Addis Ababa who were detained following the Burayu Massacre in mid September this year.
The campaing is using the hashtag #freeaddisababayouth on Twitter.
It's been weeks since thousands of #AddisAbaba youth were arrested without court order, and sent to Tolay-a military camp outside Addis. No charges have been pressed until this hour. They're arrested for demonstrating to condemn #theburayumassacre #freeaddisababayouth
— dawit Tesfaye (@dawitesfaye) October 15, 2018
The youth were rounded as they protest the massacre against ethnic Gamo Ethiopians in Burayu town in the western outskirts of Addis Ababa.
Allowing ppl to publicly lynch, engage in ethnic cleansing, illegally confiscate land & houses, & raid trucks with impunity; while at the same time detaining #AddisAbaba youth en masse does not make sense. The state ought to enforce rule of law based on evidence across the board. https://t.co/3HFhx3LYZw
— Ezana Haddis (@KinEz_II) October 15, 2018
Addis Ababa police said soon after their detention that the youth were “detained.”
As many as 1200 Addis Ababa youth are believed to be detained Tolay military camp.
Activists who are vocal in the campaign say that the youth who were for political reason and without any due process of law.
Campaigners are demanding that the Federal government to step-in and release the youth from Addis immediately.
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