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Investigation board of state of emergency announces only 226 people arrested

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By Staff Reporter

ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – The investigation board of the state of emergency said that the number of people arrested since the declaration of the state of emergency, 04 August 2023 in the Amhara region is only 226. The investigative board said that it has visited the suspects in Addis Ababa and the Federal Police Criminal Investigation Bureau to check the treatment of human rights.

Following the visit, the board said that the detainees’ human rights treatment “is in good condition”. The investigation board further announced that only 226 suspects were arrested in Addis Ababa and Amhara Region, the  Amharic Weekly Reporter indicated in its Sunday issue.

The news source reported last Wednesday about many detainees and a large number of people gathered to look for their families near Kokebe-Tsibah and Dejazmach Wondirad Schools. Some individuals who were asked for their opinions at the gates of these schools expressed their frustration saying that they did not even have any information to confirm the whereabouts of their families. It is being reported that the number of people arrested in various areas, including Addis Ababa, is in the thousands.

International human rights organisations are expressing concern over the rising number of people who are being arrested following the declaration of the state of emergency in various areas of Addis Ababa and Amhara Region, according to the weekly Amharic, Reporter.

Friday, 18 August 2023 Amnesty International, which has issued a statement, has asked the Ethiopian government to open up areas so that independent bodies can study the situation of human rights management in Amhara region, which is under a state of emergency.

Amnesty, which asked the government to open up the areas to an independent investigator and the media, indicated that it is particularly concerned about human rights violations allegedly committed in Finote-Salam, Bahir-Dar and Shewa-Robit Towns of Amhara Region, Reporter said.

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) announced a few days back that it had not been granted permission to monitor the implementation of the state of emergency, which was declared in Amhara Region. 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Fannos have to stop killing non-Amhara ethnic members.

    Amhara elites and their riffraff will surely blame the TPLF and Tigrayans in general if they continue to suffer defeat after defeat. They criticize the TPLF after they lose on the battlefield, including for experiencing hiccups.

    Fannos killed children, priests, and nuns and massacred the members of the orthodox church in Axum with total support from Shabiya Arab mercenaries.

    10,000 Fannos were imprisoned not for the mere reason of their identity but for conspiracies to topple the Ethiopian Moses, Abiy Ahmed, promoting bloody conflicts against non-Amhara Ethiopians, and robbery of public and private assets.

    Fannos, who are locked behind bars by the kindest PP members, are much luckier than those innocent non-Amhara civilians burned alive by Fannos. They must stay there indefinitely! Andaregachew Tsige, Habtamu Ayalew, Abebe Belew, Dereje h/w (Dere News), Messay Mekonen, Geletaw Zeeleke, and Shaleka Dawit (prospective president of Amharanized Ethiopia) are all terrorists and leaders of gang members who are responsible for the genocide in Oromiyaa, Tigray, and Amhara regions committed by their agents, fannos.

    —–Dismantle Mahibrekidusan ringleaders who are sponsoring Fannos and promoting bloody conflicts among fallen Ethiopians.—–

  2. The government has the right to outlaw and crackdown on the terrorist Fano groups. In the military campaign the government forces are not winning any ground. They are poorly trained and motivated. Reorganizing the army by purging out the Amhara officers must be done. The Eritrean trained and armed Fano forces must be stopped from entering Finfine and take over power. The country is in chaos and the regional powers Tigray and Eritrea are confronting each other. Since Oromia is the gift of Tigray to the Oromo people, Tigray is willing to defend it.

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