Ethiopia security forces detain Merera Gudina at Bole airport

November 9, 2016, Professor Merera Gudina (center)appeared with Rio’s Olympic silver medal winner, athlete Feyisa Lilesa and gave speech at EU parliament in Brussels. Photo

Ethiopia security forces have detained leading opposition figure Merera Gudina upon his arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, according to ESAT.

Professor Merera, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) is detained by members of SOE command post, the report said.

Prof. Merera was returning from Brussels after he delivered a speech at EU parliament on current situation in Ethiopia along with Prof. Berhanu Nega of Ginbot 7 Patriotic Front and Olympics athlete Feyisa Lellisa.


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