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Ethiopian Diasporas complain of arrests of family members at home

Mesay Mekonnen (SM)

By Staff Reporter

ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – Sources say that families of journalists and politicians who are residing overseas are being harassed and arrested, sources say.

Roha Media said yesterday that the identity-based harassment and detention of citizens by the government security forces in connection with the recent war in the Amhara Region are intensifying from day to day.

It is to be recalled that the government has arrested journalists, activists, and human rights advocates including members of the House of Peoples Representatives for the alleged violation of law and order, Roha said adding that more mass arrests are being carried out in Addis Ababa.

The news source further said that members of families of politicians and journalists who are in foreign countries have become victims of the mass arrest. The founder and owner of Anchor Media, journalist Mesay Mekonnen, said that a member from his family was arrested by the government security forces and other members have also been hunted down, according to Roha Media.

The other politician under surveillance seems to be the renowned politician Lidetu Ayalew. Yesterday on 16 August 2023 government security forces ransacked his house in Debre Zeit Town, 45 kilometers from the Capital, Addis Ababa, according to Roha Media. Lidetu confirmed to Roha today that armed police and Special Forces searched his house for 30 minutes and cleared the area without finding anything. 


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  1. Due to this person’s demonic, nasty rhetoric, many lives have been adversely affected by his orders to arrest civilians in large numbers.

    Why did he just start complaining about his family now? What a fortunate, magnificent being he is. It looks like people from other ethnic groups are subhumans. It is not about to preach eye for an eye, but always be mindful of the consequences of your act against your family and yourself as well. And justice must be served for everyone. His family is lucky to have been held accountable by the authorities, remain in safety , but most Oromos and Tigrayans perished due to the satanic words of this man and his group. Stop manufacturing accusations to kill innocent civilians, captured Oromo ENDF members , or any other ethnic group members. People presumed to have committed serious crimes should be convicted before the modern justice system, regardless of the type and magnitude of their crimes, unless you consider yourself to be of an archaic or primitive mentality.

    ———————- Fannos have to STOP KILLING Non-Amhara ethnic members ——————————
    The biblical Golden Rule comes from the sayings of the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew when Jesus says, “So whatever you wish that men do to you, do so to them; for this is the law of the prophets” (Matt. 7:12).

  2. This is a ground work for asylum application. This liar has been cheating us for years. He was anti EPRDF before 2018 because he hates Woyanes. He is one of those self promoted ‘experts’ from Gondar along with the cheater of the century Tamagne somebody. ባለፉት ፴ ዓመታት እነዚህ ዓጭበርባሪዎች ፉገራና ቱሻ ሲሸጡልን ነረዋል። አሁን ደሞ ይኸን ፋኖ የሚሉትን የጋጠወጥ ጥርቅም ይዘው አገሬን መንዝን ቡልጋን መርሃቤቴን ተጉለትንና ምንጃርን እየበጠበጡን ይገኛሉ። ይኸን የገማ የገለማ ጎንደሬ አማርኛቸውንና ቁዋንጃ ሰባሪ ጓያቸውን ይዘው ቢተውን ጥሩ በሆነ። What these liars are going to do is go to the immigration office and fill up asylum application forms for every one of their relatives. Don’t be surprised if they hire charter planes to haul their relatives soon. Money will not be an object. They have tons of money they earned by selling lies and exaggerated news to us since 1991. There is another cheater by the name Abebe something. Someone told me that this Abebe and that Azmari turned politician Tamagne will not put on any attire valued less than $5,000/piece. They had set up a non-profit and non-taxable charity as a front for their scam. They have never been looked at by IRS. I was also told that when they travel a long distance they do that with a class. First or Business class is their only choice and stay at a 4 or star hotels. I also heard years ago that one of these scam artists was able to buy a 4-story residential mansion in Addis Ababa in 2006 or 2007 while he was still thrashing the Woyane government on his radio show here in USA. I was told he used his spouse to do that. The government there found out about the purchase and did not do anything about it. These cons know how to chisel in on our anger and emotions.


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