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Ethiopian gov’t charge arrested parliamentarians with terrorism 

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Toronto – For decades, the legal system in Ethiopia has been a political tool to attack dissenting views and vocal critics. It does not seem to be changing despite Abiy Ahmed pledging a range of reforms when he took over power in 2018.  

This week, his government charged 14 individuals – including three parliamentarians who were arrested after the introduction of the state of emergency – with terrorism.

Christian Tadele, who was chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Audit, expressed critical views against Ethiopian   Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a parliamentary session. He openly asked the Prime Minister to resign over failure to maintain security in the country. It took Aiby Ahmed’s government to the state of emergency legislation to throw him to jail linking him to the armed movement in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. It was after he was arrested for seven years that the parliament lifted his parliamentary immunity. 

Yohannes Buayalew, another staunch critic of Abiy Ahmed, who was in the Amhara regional council and who also worked as top party official within the ruling Prosperity Party in the region, was arrested right after the introduction of the state of emergency in August 2023. But his parliamentary immunity was lifted only a week or so ago.  Kassa Teshager, a member of Addis Ababa City Council, was arrested and kept behind bars in the same manner. 

The government has charged 38 others in absentia. Eskinger Nega, who had been arrested as opposition leader repeatedly by Abiy Ahmed’s government before he left Addis Ababa to  join the armed movement in the Amhara region, is one of them. Zemene Kassie, a prominent Fano leader in Gojjam, is also among them. Chanie Kebede (Dr.), who was among top leaders of Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice (EZEMA), is in the list of those charged with terrorism. 

VOA Amharic cited one of the lawyers of the defendants, Solomon Gezahgne, to report that the defendants have received the charge during their court appearance at Lideta High Court Anti-Terrorism and Constitutional Affairs Bench. 

They are all charged with violating the criminal code and provisions enacted to control crimes related to terrorism, it was said. 

They are charged with having a political view that ” Amhara People is dispossessed of a nation and tenure,” and making moves “to restore them through military means.” 

Court ordered police to search for the remaining 38 defendants and bring them to court during the next appearance on April 5, 2024.  Many of them have joined the armed movement in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Defense Force was deployed, in August 2023,  to the region with a mission to disarm the Fano forces but the mission was not accomplished eight months after the military campaign. Reports from local sources seem to suggest that Fano forces are more armed than they were before. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Abichu, the 21 st century Renaissance genius, a true colonel, pastor and phd, a polymath የስነምግባር ተምሳሌት የዕውቀት ፋኖስ Abichu, the 21 st century Renaissance genius, a true colonel, pastor and phd, a polymath የስነምግባር ተምሳሌት የዕውቀት ፋኖስ

    The main terrorist, mass murderer and shameless thief in Ethiopia is የበሻሻው ፋራና ወራዳ ጥፍራም 7ኛ ጨ አብይ አህመድ የመሃይማን ኦሮሙማው ሊቀ ደናቁርት::

    It is high time for Ethiopians to mobilize, make a citizen arrest of this garbage and his criminal mafia gang.

    Mafia despot abiy ahmed RESIGN NOW VOLUNTARILY OR YOU WILL RESIGN VERY SOON WHEN ALL YOUR oromumma CHICKENS FINALLY COME HOME TO ROOST.

  2. The main terrorist, mass murderer and shameless thief in Ethiopia is የበሻሻው ፋራና ወራዳ ጥፍራም 7ኛ ጨ አብይ አህመድ የመሃይማን ኦሮሙማው ሊቀ ደናቁርት:: The main terrorist, mass murderer and shameless thief in Ethiopia is የበሻሻው ፋራና ወራዳ ጥፍራም 7ኛ ጨ አብይ አህመድ የመሃይማን ኦሮሙማው ሊቀ ደናቁርት::

    Republican Congressman Tim Walberg suggested dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza ‘like Nagasaki and Hiroshima’ in order to ‘get it over quick’. His comments have been widely condemned and his office insists it was ‘metaphorical’.(Aljizira)First of all, I know nothing about Hitler. I’m not a student of Hitler. I never read his works,” Trump added. “”They are poisoning the blood of our country,” Trump said about immigrants. “And I’m not talking about a specific group, and I never read ‘Mein Kampf,’ and I have no idea what Hitler said other than I’ve seen on the news. And that’s a very entirely different thing than what I’m saying. They’re pouring, they’re destroying our country. They’re coming in from every continent, and we have no idea, we have no idea who they are, what they represent. Are they from jails? Are they from prisons? And I will tell you, a big percentage of the people coming in are from prisons and from mental institutions and are terrorists. And we cannot let that … and that is poisoning our country.”

  3. bichu, the 21 st century Renaissance genius, a true colonel, pastor and phd, a polymath የስነምግባር ተምሳሌት የዕውቀት ፋኖስ : የአስተዳደር ክህሎት ብቸኛ ባለሟል bichu, the 21 st century Renaissance genius, a true colonel, pastor and phd, a polymath የስነምግባር ተምሳሌት የዕውቀት ፋኖስ : የአስተዳደር ክህሎት ብቸኛ ባለሟል

    The typical oromumma cadre and abiy sympathizer always attempts to muddle up and confuse the outstanding issues on hand. A despot imprisons members of parliament for 7 months, and concocts a bogus charge of terrorism, after denying due process and violating their constitutionally enshrined Bill of Rights, and the shameless cadre and ignoramus thinks, people will be fooled by platitudes and innuendos of zero merit.

    Yes, the truth pill is bitter and very hard to swallow.

    But the fact is : The main terrorist, mass murderer and shameless thief in Ethiopia is የበሻሻው ፋራና ወራዳ ጥፍራም 7ኛ ጨ አብይ አህመድ የመሃይማን ኦሮሙማው ሊቀ ደናቁርት

    Nothing a shameless cadre can do about that. Nothing, zilch, nada!!!!!!

    Now the people are doing something about it.

    Mafia despot abiy ahmed RESIGN NOW VOLUNTARILY OR YOU WILL RESIGN VERY SOON WHEN ALL YOUR oromumma CHICKENS FINALLY COME HOME TO ROOST.

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