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Police arrest missing opposition leader 

Eskindir Nega _ Bure _ gojjam _
Eskinder Nega, in the middle, was reportedly arrested by Amhara region police in Bure, Gojjam (Photo : SM)

By Staff reporter

ADDIS ABABA – Veteran Journalist, human right activist, founder and chairperson of Balderas Party, Eskindir Nega, who disappeared from public view for months, is found in Bure Town, East Gojam Zone of Amhara State, source said. 

According to same source, Amhara Special Police Force apprehended and taken Eskindir to Bahirdar Town for further inquiries and investigations.

Journalist Getiye Yalew, who said that he spoke to the former chairman of Balderas Party on the phone, confirmed to the source that police had drove Eskindir to Bahirdar, but he did not say as to where his exact location was.

Eskinder quit as chairperson of the Balderas Party in August 2021 expressing that he reached to a point that he could not carry on his duties as leader of the party due to government repression. 

Since then his whereabouts were unknown even to his colleagues at Balderas Party

There were not reports of involvement in illegal activities since he was not seen in public. Police is yet to explain why he is arrested. 

Related reading :  “We do not know the whereabouts of Ato Eskinder Nega,” Balderas Party 


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  1. “There were not reports of involvement in illegal activities since he was not seen in public. Police is yet to explain why he is arrested.”

    abiy ቅቤው: shimeles አራጁ: adanech ነውር አታውቄው will soon be arresting their own shadows. This collection of vagabonds are nothing but an incompetent and illegal gangster group currently looting, embezzling, murdering and harassing tens of millions in Ethiopia. Their eventual ejection from their thrones of abuse and torture is inevitable: THEY KNOW IT, EVERYONE IN ETHIOPIA KNOWS IT, AND THE WHOLE WORLD ESPECIALLY IN THE WEST KNOWS IT!!!!!!!!!!

    ቅቤው እኮ: በአንድ ወቅት መግደል መሸነፍ ነው ብሎ ነበር:: አፌ ቁርጥ ይበልልኝ:: ይህንንም ካወቀው እኮ ቆይቷል:: ተስፋ: የቆረጠ: የከሰረ: ተራ: ፓለቲከኛ እኮ ነው ቅቤው::

    The massive human rights abuse of the abiy regime has been well documented globally; that is why the global community has refused to prop up this unreliable regime hostile to the democratic values of the West and unacceptable to decency, the rule of law and and humaneness.

    The abiy regime is furious that European and American taxpayers money cannot be allocated to prop up his regime which has revolted against itself. In this banana republic, the regime has already violated over 20 articles of the so called Ethiopian constitution it barks about 24-7 ad nauseam. In oromia region, it is hell and fury, massive human displacement, rampant crime, unsuitable for any investment of any form. Thugs, arsonists, thieves, kidnappers, and murders roam around in this region with support from the regional forces. Church compounds are broken into, Priests are beaten and harassed in public and parishioners are executed on Church premises. Meanwhile his self appointed mayor in Addis, rallies ,on government demand, the populace to denounce the West, and his self appointed president of oromia, shimeles refers to the support of the West as unwanted weevil wheat (የነርሱ የነቀዘ ስንዴ). Meanwhile, the abiy regime covered up the massive famine and huge loss of cattle that is devastating Borena, a region in so called oromia under shimeles, the butcher.

    This is a failed state; a failed regime which rotted too quickly from top to bottom in under 5 years. It is weak, in self doubt and under the weight of internal knifing and backstabbing, it should therefore not be a surprise that the regime will persecute its perceived “enemies”, its conscientious moral dissenters, its critics and the millions of law abiding citizens. This is the nature of a dictatorship. It is not new to Ethiopia and to Ethiopians. The butcher mengistu hailemariam did it for 17 years until his unceremonious ejection from his throne and eventual escape with his tail between his legs, the EPRDF did it for 27 years, until it too got kicked out rather unceremoniously by the current abuser in chief who is about to face his own music with his fat lady, adanech singing in the choir, and shameless shimeles beating the drum.

  2. Fake arrest, fake drama, by the incompetent drama queen Abiy and the stupid Shimeles Abdissa pp crass riff ruff. No new arrest was made, the Abiy camp already had imprisoned Eskinder months ago that is why he diseappeared without trace. Now the drama queen is going to concoct a story of coup d’etat from “Amhara” region, implicate Eskinder, entangle Amhara PP and targeted political dissenters and conscientious moral critics against his blood soaked PP members, cadres and murderers the likes of Shimeles, Adanech and so on. He will once again massacre his own PP members in Amhara just like he did in 2018 , out of fear, cowardice and being exposed and brought to justice, and plant memorial trees to cover up the inner most guilt and internal shame for those this mad man orders executed just like he did before. Look at the face of Abiy Ahmed and his demeanor on the video from Dr. Ambachew’s funeral. That tells everyone all that needs to be known. A picture is worth more than a thousand words, so they say. The script is known, the ending is known, and the actors, and drama queens are no good. The audience, the Ethiopian people, know a garbage story from the beginning to end. The give it 100% thumbs down!!!!!!!!

    The famous and beloved Protestant Singer and Pastor Dr Dereje Kebede has aptly and succinctly called the premier by the most appropriate and fitting name: “lunatic”.

  3. Let this man go. Then those among his closest friends/relatives should sit down and have a private majlis talk(sit-down) with him. It is time to give his kids the chance they dearly missed spending fatherly time with their dad. I am sure that by now others have taken turns and picked up the mantle.

  4. አዲስ አበባዬ ሙሾ ስታሞሺ
    ኢትዮጵያ ሀገሬ ሙሾ ስታሞሺ
    ለነእስንክድር ትተሽ ለራስሽ አልቅሺ

  5. አዲስ አበቤውማ ደም እኮ አልቅሷል:
    የትግራይ እናትም እንባ በከንቱዎች ፈሷል:
    የአፋሩም : ብርቅ:ወጣት ሜዳ ላይ ተጥሏል:
    የአማራውም ምስኪን የጅብ:ራት ሆኗል:
    የደቡብም: ጉብል: ሌት ተቀን ተወሯል::

    ቢበላ የማይጠግብ የሰው አውሬ: ሰፍኖ:
    ደም ጠጥቶ የማይበቃው: አፍኖ:አፍኖ::
    በግድ ልምራህ ይላል: ሁሉን አውቃለሁ:
    ህግን የማያውቅው ይላል ህግ: አስከብራለሁ::
    እነ ነውር አይውቄ: እነ ሁሉ ብርቁ:
    ያልለፉበትን ሲዘርፉ: ሌተቀን:ፈነደቁ::
    ሰሰርቅ:ስገድል: ስዘርፍ በውን ብታዩም:
    ተረኛ:ስለሆንኩ: አንዳች: አትሉኝም!

    የበሰበሰውን: የአራት መቶ አመት:ውድቀቴን:
    መደመር:ነው:ብዬ:ሳሞግስ: ቅሌቴን:
    በገሃድ ስላሳበቁብኝ: እነ:ጋሽ:ታዲዎስ:
    አስገብቻቼዋለሁ:ዘብ ጥያ ድረስ::

    አይ ኢትዮጵያ እናት:ሆደ: ዥንጉርጉር:
    የነጃማኬሎ ወላጅ:ምን ዓይነት:ተዐምር:
    ካህን የሚማታም ትውልድ አብቅለሻል::
    ህዋላ ቀርስ: ራሴ: መሆኔን:ባውቅማ:
    ሌላውን ቆሞ:ቀር እል ነበር ሳላቅማማ::
    እንዲህ አይነቱን የሰብዕና:ዝቅጠት:
    ምን ማለት ይቻላል: ያው የአእምሮ ዝቅጠት::
    ያው ከጥንት ተብሏል: ባለጌን:ከወለደ:
    ሺህ ግዜ ይሻላል:የገደክለው:ፀደቀ::


  6. የተከበሩት ጠ/ሚ በረቂቅ እውቀታቸው ተመራምረው:ልክ አማራው ክልል ዝናብ ማዘንብ እንደቻሉት time travel አድርገው ከኢትዮዺያ ንጉሰ ነገስት ከዳግማዊ አፄ ሚኒልክ ጋር በአንድ ወቅት ተገናኝተው ነበር:: የሚከተለው: ከዚያየተወስደ ነው::

    አፄ ሚኒልክ:- የአድዋ ጦርነት ግማሽ ላይ እንዳሉ:

    ጠ/ሚ:- በፈረስ ከች አሉና: እንደምንአድረዋል ጃንሆይ?

    አፄ ሚኒልክ: ማን ትባላለህ? ምን ትፈልጋለህ?

    ጠ/ሚ:- እኔ የወደፊቱ የኢትዮጵያ ጠቅላይንሚኒስትር ነኝ ከ 120 አመት በህዋላ የመጣ ነኝ::

    አፄ ሚኒልክ:- ታዲያ አሁን: እዚህ ምን: ልታደርግ:መጣህ???

    ጠ/ሚ:- አይ ጃንሆይ: ለወረርዎት : ጦር: ትንሽ: የፅሞና: ግዜ: ብትሰጡ:ብዬ: ምክርለመለገስ ነው::

    አፄ: ሚኒልክ:- ስማ ስራዬን ልስራበት: በእግዚአብሄር: ፈቃድ: ድልን ለአገሪ ህዝብ አስገኛለሁ: ይልቁንስ የምፈራው: ላም ባልዋለችበት ኩበት ለቀማ እንዳይሆን: ወደፊት እዚህ አድዋ ጦርነት ላይንተሳትፌ ነበር ብለህ ህዝቤን እንዳታታልል: ዋ ተናግሬየለሁ::

    ጠ/ሚ:- እሺ: ጃንሆይ:አንድ ጥያቄአለኝ?

    አፄ ሚኒልክ:- እባክህን ጃል እኔ ወሬ አልወድም: ጦርነቱን ላገባድድበት እስቲ እባክህን: ምን ድን ነው ጥያቄህ?

    ጠ/ሚ:- አይ ሲኖድስ በመክፈል በሃይማኖት ከፉፍሎ ህዝብን መግዛት ይቻላል ወይንለማለት ነበር::

    አፄ: ሚኒልክ:- በል: አንተ: እንዲህ: አይነት ነውር መስማት አልፈልግም ወደመጣህበት አሁኑኑ:ገስግስ:ሂድ:: እባክህ: መጀመሪያ ቅን መሪንለመሆን ሞክር::

  7. please every sane person be positive – it is possible to suspect this and that but who will benefit if…say, the oromo take full power and become dictatorial…no one because the oromo cannot withstand the fight that will follow…so, cool down, get rid of power mongers, extremists and racists..strengthen the middle….


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