June 29, 2019
Spokesperson of National Movement of Amhara (NaMA), Christian Tadele, is released from police custody, according to a report by BBC Amharic Service on Saturday.
He was arrested on Friday in Sekela district of West Gojjam, North Western Ethiopia. He went to follow up the case of NaMA member who was arrested by the local authorities.
BBC Amharic quotes Christain as saying that local police took him out of public transport and told him that he is “wanted” and was ordered to board in an ambulance which he resisted, according to the report.
Then the police changed mind and agreed to take him in public transport, added the report.
Regarding why he was arrested, he said police told him that he was not cooperative during searches at checkpoints and that their (the spokesperson and two other colleagues) presence in the area could lead to instability, as reported by BBC Amharic.
He also told the BBC that two district level and one region level leadership are still in custody.
Amhara regional state disclosed this week that it has detained more than 300 individuals in connection with the alleged coup d’etat on January 22, 2019.
NaMA has disclosed this week that dozens of its members are arrested in different parts of the country.
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