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Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was among hundreds of prisoners released from jail on Wednesday as the first step in a government campaign to quell more than two years of anti-regime. “So the change of an individual is really the homework for the EPRDF, not the people of Ethiopia. Who is Dinknesh? Dinknesh is an Oromo woman. Merkel had met Gudina during her controversial visit to Ethiopia in October 2016. According to local media reports, the political science professor Dr. FILE - Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina (L), seen here in a July 2015, photo, says claims that violent protests cause his movement to lose credibility losing credibility are "probably the. In 2015, they began months of anti-government. Dr Merera Gudina October 23, 2015 · Albee malee qooto xaafi hin muruu demmne ilaalal akkatti kuttatan itti jiruu ,qeero yaa qeerro ka'i kaasi saba kee irraa roorro QEEROO ABDII SABA OROOMO !!. Dmitry Dubrovsky (Russia) Experts, Anti-Extremism Legislation, and. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party waves to his supporters after his release from prison in Addis Ababa, Ethiop Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party waves to his supporters after his release from prison in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2018. Ethiopia: Parliament calls for release of Dr. Merera Gudina led the Oromo Federalist Congress party and was arrested a year ago under the country’s state of emergency after he returned from Europe, where he had briefed lawmakers on. [A year ago] Ethiopia arrested Oromo leader Merera. ኢትዮጵያን እንደ አንድ አገር ህዝቦቿንም በታሪክና በመልካ ምድር ብቻ ሳይሆን በባህል፤ በቋንቋና በስነልቦና የተቆራኙ መሆናቸውን እውቅና መስጠት ለማይፈልግ ዘረኛው የህወሃት ቡድን ከትግራይ ውጪ ያለው ለምና በተፈጥሮ ሃብት የበለጸጉ ቦታዎች. Merera Gudina exposing OLF. Prominent leaders of opposition political parties such as Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), and Beqele Gerba, Deputy Chairman of the OFC, were tried on charges under the ATP for their alleged role in organizing the November 2015 Oromia protest. Ethiopia’s top opposition leader Dr Merera Gudina reportedly lost his job at the government-run city university of Addis Ababa. Beqele Gerba's trial was repeatedly adjourned. The detention of Merera, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), had become a cause celebre for members of the Oromo ethnic group. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. The email note states it as follows: “MEDREK has fielded the largest number of opposition candidates out of which the Oromo Federalist Congress fielded about 60% of them. Merera Gudina briefing the European parliament about the crisis in Ethiopia on November 9, 2016. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have renewed calls for the release of Ethiopia’s leading opposition figure, Dr. Merera Gudina was put behind bars last December upon his return from Brussels where he and Prof. Dr Merera Gudina, for example, is a peaceful leader of one of Ethiopia's main opposition political parties and is now in jail, facing similar consequences to those of Dr Fikru Maru. One of the talking points last week was Merera Gudina's unmarried life. Ethiopia has released a handful of prisoners - but nothing else has changed Merera Gudina. Merera Gudina : Eritrean hasn’t role in Ethiopian protests By admin on February 28, 2016 Comments Off on Merera Gudina : Eritrean hasn’t role in Ethiopian protests Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ Connect on Linked in Subscribe by Email Print This Post. Merera Gudina, Prof. The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has sent an appeal to Chancellor Angela Merkel, asking her to demand the Ethiopian government to release the imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina. Facebook gives people the power to share and. The Ambassador expressed Germany’s relief about Dr Merera’s release. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention. Dr Merera Gudina, Dr Brehanu Nega and Jawar Mohammed charged with terrorism (Amharic/PDF) (AfricaNews) — Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has finally been charged with terrorism by Ethiopian prosecutors. Felix Horne. In 2015, the Oromos took to the streets over a proposed expansion of the capital city, Addis Ababa. 4 posts published by Desalegne Abebew Syit on March 23, 2015. The Voice of America(VOA) is a Washington, D. She is the founder of the International Oromo Women’s Organization, a non-profit organisation registered in the United States. Ethiopia frees opposition leader Merera Gudina. Merera Gudina, was arrested on October 30, 2016 upon his return from a trip to Brussels where he spoke to members of the European Parliament about the human rights situation in Ethiopia. Merera Gudina was jailed in 2015. Beneyen Betros, Merera Gudina and other members of the “loyal opposition” in Ethiopia are arriving in Washington DC for secret meetings with U. Merera Gudina on a horseback in Xuquur Incinii (a few days before the May 24, 2015, election): Video - Xuquur Incinii (Diree Badhaas) and Holataa - Last Week of Election Campaign:. Merera Gudina started opposing governments as a high school student in Ambo in the vast Oromiya region of Ethiopia. FILE - Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina (L), seen here in a July 2015, photo, says claims that violent protests cause his movement to lose credibility losing credibility are "probably the. Oromo Leader: Dr Merera Gudina Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has finally been charged with terrorism by Ethiopian prosecutors. OFC chairman Merera Gudina told Reuters that police arrested Bekele on Thursday, December 24th along with the OFC’s Assistant Secretary Dejene Tafa. Merera Gudina and Mr. “Attempts to enact change will depend on the coalition’s readiness,” said Merera Gudina, an Oromo opposition leader and former parliamentarian who spent a year in jail on charges of inciting. October 17, 2016 Voice for the Voiceless Leave a Comment on Progress in Ethiopia can come only from unity, not ethnic rivalry Progress in Ethiopia can come only from unity, not ethnic rivalry February 11, 2016 Voice for the Voiceless Leave a Comment on ለኢትዮጵያውያን ምንም የሚቀር ሀገር የላቸውምን?. Despite its up and down paths, marriage is considered as one of the pillars of happiness in any society. Merera Gudina from his home Prof. Obsaa is on Facebook. Merera Gudina is being held in solitary confinement at the notorious Maekelawi prison, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking on Saturday, Merera, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Party – which is a member of the opposition Medrek coalition – said election votes were rigged and ballots “stolen”. Free Dr Merera Gudina and all Political Prisoners in Ethiopia. 30 2015 to Nov. By Tadeos Daniel This write-up was primarily motivated by the appalling action the Addis Ababa University (AAU) senior leadership took against two notable academics, namely, Drs. Included in the doctrinal import was the formula devised by Lenin and Stalin to cope with the nationality question: He was put in prison in All Formats Paperback Sort by: English Choose a language for shopping. "All 528 will be released within two months," Getachew said. Merera Gudina come to the European Parliament at my invitation to speak about the situation in Ethiopia, which is of direct concern to European parliamentarians and institutions, given the strong ties between the European Union and Ethiopia and the fact that Ethiopia is the single biggest recipient of EU development aid in Africa. The government has denied holding any political prisoners but says the releases will foster national debate and "widen the political sphere". In October, the government admitted that more than 500 people had been killed in connection with the protests since November 2015, though some rights organizations reported that the. According to local media reports, the political science professor Dr. (OPride) —Top Oromo opposition leader, Merera Gudina, is being held in solitary confinement - in a dark room with no window - 24 hours a day, his lawyer Wondimu Ibsa said on Wednesday. Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all" after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party waves to his supporters after his release from prison in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2018. Merera Gudina allegedly met and discussed with the leader of a group listed as terrorist in Brussels from 7-9 November 2016. Merera is the chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress [Barry Malone/Reuters] A prominent Ethiopian opposition leader from the country's restive Oromo region has been arrested after he. Merera Gudina was jailed in 2015 after speaking to the European Parliament in Brussels about human rights abuses against the Oromo people. The organization is opposed to the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front. Starting with an iconic photo of Dr. Ethiopia's government announced Monday it would release hundreds of people awaiting trial including imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina and would pardon others convicts in the coming months. The Bati Post (BP) is an independent news organization bringing the latest high-quality, original news from around the world to its readers. com had been fortune enough to document some of the historic Oromo Nationals' rallies in support of the OFC/Medrek electoral campaign in Oromia in the months of April and May 2015. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in late 2015 shortly after a trip to Brussels where Ethiopia freed a senior opposition leader on Wednesday, advancing efforts to calm political turmoil following violence and mass protests that shook the country in 2015 and 2016. Merera Gudina dating back to one year from Nov. A colleague said police arrested Merera Gudina and three others from his home in Addis Ababa late Wednesday shortly after his return from Europe, which included a Nov. They feared that this would deprive them of their land. Merera Gudina on a horseback in Xuquur Incinii (a few days before the May 24, 2015, election): Video - Xuquur Incinii (Diree Badhaas) and Holataa - Last Week of Election Campaign:. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention. Bekele Gerba were on a tour in the Oromo region to meet and thank their supporters. This is Gudina addressing a large crowd of supporters. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. -based news organization broadcasting accurate, reliable news and feature programs on radio, television and the Internet. The leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go home, where he was welcomed by thousands of people. Merera began his college education at Addis Ababa University AAUbut was imprisoned for seven years due to participating. Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) Merera Gudina was among the speakers giving remarks at an event organized by the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) in Paris on February 21. 9 speech to the European Parliament in which he said tens of thousands have been arrested under the state of emergency. Today hundreds of thousands of people from Ambo, a city 125 km west of Addis Abeba, and its environs came to welcome veteran opposition party leader Dr. They all, 2. Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed. Starting with an iconic photo of Dr. Dr Merera Gudina. Merera Gudina is a prominent scholar and chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). An internal memo from a private bank which was circulating on social media since yesterday allegedly shows the Bank's request to all its departments to provide the police all the banking details of Dr. Despite its up and down paths, marriage is considered as one of the pillars of happiness in any society. The latest ca. የመድረኩና የኦሮሞ ፌደራሊስት ኮንግረስ ፓርቲ መሪ ፕሮፌሰር መረራ ጉዲና "እንደምናሸንፍ እርግጠኛ ነን" ይላሉ። ከ2002 ምርጫ ምን የተለየ ተስፋ አይተው እንደሆነ ዘጋቢያችን እስክንድር ፍሬው ጠይቋቸው ነበር።. Bekele Gerba were on a tour in the Oromo region to meet and thank their supporters. [email protected] Ethiopia has freed prominent opposition leader Merera Gudina, with charges against him dropped, as part of a wider amnesty for political detainees. Baga waggaa haaraa 2015 geessan. Merera Gudina is a professor and politician in Ethiopia. Merera Gudina, was arrested on October 30, 2016 upon his return from a trip to Brussels where he spoke to members of the European Parliament about the human rights situation in Ethiopia. Merera Gudina was jailed in 2015. He is the leader of the Oromo People's Congress (OPC), a political party representing the Oromo people. Merera Gudina was released with more than 400 others in a move towards political reconciliation by the state. Merera Gudina,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), upon his arrival at Bole International Airport. Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. The leader of an Ethiopian Somali rebel group, Abdirahman Mahdi of Ogaden National Liberation Front, warned last May that tensions were about to boil over in the manner of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings – and his assessment was accurate. Merera Gudina written by Dagumedia. Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed - BBC News Views Read Edit View history. Bekele Gerba were on a tour in the Oromo region to meet and thank their supporters. Gudina is scheduled to attend his next hearing on May 4, 2017. Gudina had travelled to Brussels where he alleged, during. The release of opposition politician Merera Gudina and hundreds of other detainees in Ethiopia today must only be a first step towards freedom for all prisoners of conscience in the east African country, said Amnesty International today as 528 detainees were set free from several jails. January 15, 2018. Merera Gudina - Annual report on Human Rights and Democracy in the world 2015. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention. The Federal Attorney General has requested the federal high court to drop charges against two foreign countries-based media organizations-ESAT and OMN as well as Berhanu Nega and Jawar Mohammed. Merera Gudina, the chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, was detained in December 2016. Merera Gudina, two others – Addis Standard. In Pictures: Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC/Medrek) Continues Campaigns in Arsii and Harargee Zones, Oromia The Oromo Federalist Congress's (OFC/Medrek) trailblazing campaign tour for the upcoming General Election (to be held on May 24, 2015) has continued in Oromia; over the week, the campaign train has passed through small and big towns in. On the same merera gudina book. Merera Gudina , political scientist and chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress in Ethiopia, a. Exchange Program Alumni Conference – “Partners for a Brighter Future in Ethiopia” – was organized by the U. Merera Gudina dating back to one year from Nov. Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader - Arrest Came After Hearing in European Parliament. Obsaa is on Facebook. As the photos from the OFC campaign trail shown here attest, thousands of people gathered in the meadow beneath the tropical sun to hear him speak. Introduction | Atrocities | Fatalities | Ending | Coding | Works Cited | Notes. The coalition was led by Bertukan and its chairman is Merera Gudina. Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about the crisis in his home country, prosecutors on Thursday charged the prominent 60-year-old politician with rendering support to terrorism and. Secondly, under federalism all the boundaries are being eroded by the ruling party which is bent on taking the land. The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has sent an appeal to Chancellor Angela Merkel, asking her to demand the Ethiopian government to release the imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina. By Tadeos Daniel This write-up was primarily motivated by the appalling action the Addis Ababa University (AAU) senior leadership took against two notable academics, namely, Drs. Merera Gudina is the first of more than 500 prisoners the government has said it will release. The defense team told the court that Dr. The authorities cracked down heavily on the demonstrations, imposed a state of emergency and stifled dissent. Merera told AFP, saying that Hailemariam's departure was a matter of internal party politics. Gosaye Ethiopia Movement (GEM) Press Release-Gosaye Ethiopia Movement (GEM) categorically condemns the recent arrest of pro-Democracy Oromo opposition leader Dr. As the photos from the OFC campaign trail shown here attest, thousands of people gathered in the meadow beneath the tropical sun to hear him speak. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes. Merera Gudina. The Professor was detained on his return from Europe after attending a conference on Ethiopian Human Rights Situation with the invitation of European Union. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC/Medrek), and Ob. Merera Gudina started opposing governments as a high school student in Ambo in the vast Oromiya region of Ethiopia. In 2015, they began months of anti-government demonstrations that spread across Ethiopia, leaving hundreds dead and prompting parliament to declare a nationwide state of emergency. An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests has been arrested after returning from meeting members of the European Parliament in Brussels, a political ally. Dmitry Dubrovsky (Russia) Experts, Anti-Extremism Legislation, and. Four days ago (27th of January), the Ethiopian government announced to release all political prisoners from Oromia region. A keynote address by Merera Gudina, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress, at the 2016 Oromo Studies Association (OSA) annual conference. Posts about Dr. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party waves to his supporters after his release from prison in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2018. Hence, the arrest of Dr Merera Gudina is not related with the meeting in the European Parliament but the alleged discussion with the leader of a terrorist group. Today hundreds of thousands of people from Ambo, a city 125 km west of Addis Abeba, and its environs came to welcome veteran opposition party leader Dr. So the people of Ethiopia have been voting, the ruling party counting. Merera-Gudina-Ethiopia-opposition-leader-freed. Merera Gudina dating back to one year from Nov. Merera has lived in the house for the past 14 years. The move on Wednesday came two weeks after Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam had announced that jailed "politicians" would have their cases annulled or pardoned "in order to improve the national consensus and widen the democratic space". The first charge simply makes Dr Merera the mastermind of all the protests that took place since November 2015. (OPride) —Top Oromo opposition leader, Merera Gudina, is being held in solitary confinement - in a dark room with no window - 24 hours a day, his lawyer Wondimu Ibsa said on Wednesday. Thanks for the feedback! Added 4 years ago by Abishe 4 years ago by Abishe. Merera Gudina, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress party is strongly whining about EPRDF winning the Ethiopian election. The move on Wednesday came two weeks after Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam had announced that jailed “politicians” would have their cases annulled or pardoned “in order to improve the national consensus and widen the democratic space”. Who is Dinknesh? Dinknesh is an Oromo woman. Merera Gudina from his home Prof. Opposition leader Merera Gudina, journalists, [and others are] in prison under this law. Merera Gudina, an opposition party leader who teaches political science at the government-funded Addis Ababa University, said he and colleagues had complained when their wages were siphoned off. All structured data from the main, Property, Lexeme, and EntitySchema namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License; text in the other namespaces is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Berhanu Nega (L) and athlete Feyissa Lelissa (R) Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Opposition figure and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina (PhD), has presented preliminary objections to the federal court where he is. The regime also refused to renew his teaching contract at Addis Ababa University. In addition, the main opposition political figure Dr. The move yesterday came two weeks after Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam had announced that jailed “politicians” would have their cases annulled or pardoned “in order to improve the national consensus and widen the democratic space”. One of the talking points last week was Merera Gudina's unmarried life. Merera, the first high-profile dissident to be freed since Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced Ethiopia would release an unspecified number of. The Oromo are Ethiopia’s most populous ethnic group and frequently allege that they have remained excluded from power under EPRDF rule. ), Merera Gudina (PhD) and Gebru Gebremariam, president, head of external affairs and secretary of the party, respectively, the party accused the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) for siding with the ruling party - the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has sent an appeal to Chancellor Angela Merkel, asking her to demand the Ethiopian government to release the imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina. Dr Merera Gudina October 23, 2015 · Albee malee qooto xaafi hin muruu demmne ilaalal akkatti kuttatan itti jiruu ,qeero yaa qeerro ka'i kaasi saba kee irraa roorro QEEROO ABDII SABA OROOMO !!. Merera has lived in the house for the past 14 years. The detention of Merera, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, had become a cause celebre for members of the Oromo ethnic group. (Addis Standard) — Appearing in court for the first time after the court's summer recess, Dr. WAAGACUSUB:- Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. Here, a point that should not be missed in any intellectual venture to understand ethnicity is the paradox that surrounds identity politics. Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about the crisis in his home country, prosecutors on Thursday charged the prominent 60-year-old politician with rendering support to terrorism and. Merera Gudina Prof. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Merera gudina. As Medrek's campaign for the upcoming General Election (to be held on May 24, 2015) continues in the State of Oromia led by Dr. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. Merera Gudina”. Berhanu Nega, Mr. Prosecutors also charge that Gudina violated the state of emergency declared last year, seen by many as a martial law, when he met Prof. December 2015, and Merera Gudina, arrested in November 2016, of the Oromo Federalist Congress, Yonatan Tesfaye Regassa, arrested in December 2015, of the Semayawi Party (the Blue Party), and the arrest and sentencing of Okello Akway Ochalla, former governor of the Gambella re-gion, are indicative of repressive political conditions that. on Ethiopia, notably the case of Dr Merera Gudina (2017/2682(RSP)) Elena Valenciano, Victor Boştinaru, Soraya Post, Ana Gomes on behalf of the S&D Group NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only. The defense team told the court that Dr. Merera Gudina is an opportunist and a con artist who survives by creating contractions. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in late 2015 shortly after a trip to Brussels where Ethiopia freed a senior opposition leader on Wednesday, advancing efforts to calm political turmoil following violence and mass protests that shook the country in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, they began months of anti-government demonstrations that spread across Ethiopia, leaving hundreds dead and prompting parliament to declare a nationwide state of emergency. Merera’s plea of innocence was late by eleven months since the charges were brought against him. International Desk: Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention. Ethiopia: Parliament calls for release of Dr. Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. 30 2015 to Nov. Release and drop charges against Dr. Commonly referred to as a gulag, it serves as the main prison of the country. ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015 and 2016, the country’s attorney general said on Monday. In 1974, an array of Ethiopian opposition groups, most from the. Merera Gudina, an opposition party leader who teaches political science at the government-funded Addis Ababa University, said he and colleagues had complained when their wages were siphoned off. —Merera Gudina Jefi, July 10, 2014 Dr. Head of the main opposition coalition Merera Gudina said he will not accept the results, which. In 2015, they began months of anti-government demonstrations that spread across Ethiopia, leaving. " That is the game. Prison authorities told his family that he was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go back home. According to his lawyer, Wondimu Ibsa, the peaceful professor is handcuffed and being held 24 hours a day in a dark room with no window. The government has so far pardoned more than 500 people arrested in the wake of widespread deadly protests that erupted in Ethiopia's central Oromia province in November 2015. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. She grew up in Oromia, Ethiopia. In 2015, they began months of anti-government demonstrations that spread across Ethiopia, leaving hundreds dead and prompting parliament to declare a. Patriotic Ginbot 7 envisions the creation of a nation wherein each and every Ethiopian enjoys the full respect of its democratic and human rights, achieves economic prosperity and social justice, and the respect of the citizen’s life, safety and human dignity. Top Oromo politician Merera Gudina was arrested on Nov. Merera Gudina leads the Oromo People’s Congress from Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, which has been the center of protests against land grabs and what opponents say is a government clampdown on political freedoms. Currently, Dr. Merera Gudina was put behind bars last December upon his return from Brussels where he and Prof. ) is a professor and politician in Ethiopia. Rights groups and opposition groups in Ethiopia had been calling for the release of political prisoners, saying they were arrested on trumped-up charges and punished for. The Ethiopian opposition parties didn't want a fair and free election in Ethiopia, they just want power by any means possible. Ethiopia : Development and democracy debate ahead of Ethiopia vote Opposition critics say May 24 elections will not be free and fair, but the government praises the democratic climate. The move is part of government’s efforts to calm unrest that has lingered since mass protests broke out in the region over accusations of land grabbing. Among them is Merera Gudina, the Oromo scholar and longtime opposition leader. 0911-213887: Office Location (address) College of Social Sciences: Research Interest: Democracy &democratization; Conflict & Conflict resolution, Rural Development, etc. Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. Politician. Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all" after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter. Merera Gudina Jul 30, 2015 US President Barack Obama's visit to Ethiopia, which saw him speak out against democratic restrictions, was positive but Washington must maintain pressure on the government, an Ethiopian opposition figure said today. "So the change of an individual is really the homework for the EPRDF, not the people of Ethiopia. The detention of Merera, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), had become a cause celebre for members of the Oromo ethnic group. The Chronicle. ም ማምሻውን በደቡብ. Merera Gudina was released with more than 400 others in a move towards political reconciliation by the state. The federal high court Arada branch has today granted the police additional 28 days to remand and investigate prominent opposition leader, Dr. Jawar Mohammed, ESAT and Oromo Media Network television stations are charged as terrorists. Watch up to 6 new movies for $4. —Merera Gudina Jefi, July 10, 2014 Dr. Merera Gudina was released with more than 400 others in a move towards. Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. Merera Gudina ESAT News (May 18, 2017) Members of the European Parliament called for the immediate release on bail and dropping of all charges against Dr Merera Gudina, the Chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress party. A prominent opposition politician, Merera Gudina, was released on Wednesday as part of a pledge by the government to open up the political space and create a national consensus. Celebrations as Merera Gudina among more than 400 others released from prison as part of a wider government amnesty. In his first comments after his release, Merera vowed to stay active in politics and urged Ethiopia’s all-powerful government to hold “honest. including opposition politicians like Dr. Nearly 700 people died in one bout of unrest during months of protests in 2015 and 2016, according to a parliament-mandated investigation. Arrest of Dr. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been released from prison after more than a year in detention. The authorities cracked down heavily on the demonstrations, imposed a state of emergency and stifled dissent. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress from the Oromiya region which was the center of protests against land grabs, was arrested in November after returning from meeting members of. co/jgeDtjgF6H". On December 1, 2016, Ethiopian security forces reportedly arrested Merera Gudina, a former professor of political science at Addis Ababa University and the chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress, following his return from Belgium, where he had spoken to EU leaders about alleged human rights violations and the current political crisis in Ethiopia. Merera Gudina is a professor and politician in Ethiopia. Merera Gudina , political scientist and chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress in Ethiopia, a. Merera Gudina is the first of more than 500 prisoners the government has said it will release. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters) ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — A top opposition politician from Ethiopia's Oromo ethnic group who criticized the country's state of emergency at the European Parliament has been arrested, the government announced Thursday. Posts about Dr. Peaceful but massive protest by Ethiopian Muslims took place today in Addis Ababa. Another opposition leader, Merera Gudina, and more than 20 other opposition figures and activists have been jailed and face terrorism charges over the protests in Oromia. Opposition leader Merara Gudina, centre, walks with his supporters after his release, in Burayu, Ethiopia, Wednesday, Jan. Unmistakable Ethiopian restriction pioneer Merera Gudina has been discharged from jail after over a year in detainment. Felix Horne. Merkel had met Gudina during her controversial visit to Ethiopia in October 2016. The Oromo Federalist Congress's (OFC/Medrek) trailblazing campaign tour for the upcoming General Election (to be held on May 24, 2015) has continued in Oromia; over the week, the campaign train has passed through small and big towns in Arsii and Harargee Zones. The Oromo are Ethiopia’s most populous ethnic group and frequently allege that they have remained excluded from power under EPRDF rule. Merera Gudina. On December 1, 2016, Ethiopian security forces reportedly arrested Merera Gudina, a former professor of political science at Addis Ababa University and the chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress, following his return from Belgium, where he had spoken to EU leaders about alleged human rights violations and the current political crisis in Ethiopia. Merera Gudina (PhD), a retired University professor and a prominent Oromo Politician Merera, was detained on Wednesday (November 3o/2016) at his home along with four people hours after he returned from Europe after explaining the current political crisis and human rights situations in Ethiopia to the European Union. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in late 2015 shortly after a trip to Brussels where Ethiopia freed a senior opposition leader on Wednesday, advancing efforts to calm political turmoil following violence and mass protests that shook the country in 2015 and 2016. Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. Merera Gudina , political scientist and chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress in Ethiopia, a. Merera Gudina is a leading member of the Oromo Federalist Congress. The Oromo Federalist Congress’s (OFC/Medrek) trailblazing campaign tour for the upcoming General Election (to be held on May 24, 2015) has continued in Oromia; over the week, the campaign train has passed through small and big towns in Arsii and Harargee Zones. It looks like we don't have any Awards for Merera Gudina yet. Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina Jul 30, 2015 US President Barack Obama's visit to Ethiopia, which saw him speak out against democratic restrictions, was positive but Washington must maintain pressure on the government, an Ethiopian opposition figure said today. Merera Gudina on a horseback in Xuquur Incinii (a few days before the May 24, 2015, election): Video - Xuquur Incinii (Diree Badhaas) and Holataa - Last Week of Election Campaign:. “The release of opposition politician Merera Gudina and hundreds of other detainees in Ethiopia today must only be a first step toward freedom for all prisoners of conscience in the East African. 345 people got imprisoned in the protests from 2015 and 2016. Beneyen Betros, Merera Gudina and other members of the “loyal opposition” in Ethiopia are arriving in Washington DC for secret meetings with U. The move is part of government’s efforts to calm unrest that has lingered since mass protests broke out in the region over accusations of land grabbing. co/jgeDtjgF6H". Merera Gudina. In January 2018, the government released hundreds of political prisoners, including Merera Gudina, leader of the OFC. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Thursday that Merera Gudina is under investigation for having met with the leader of an outlawed group while he traveled in Belgium recently. According to the state run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, Dr Merera Gudina was arrested "for breaching article two of the first directive (of the state of emergency) that prohibits any contact and communication with outlawed terrorist organization. He is the leader of the Oromo People's Congress, a political party representing the Oromo people. Lily Gomes (Bangladesh) Strengthening Democracy in Bangladesh through Women’s. Ethiopia has freed an opposition leader as part of an amnesty of prisoners - jailed over anti-government protests in 2015. ” That is the game. The move on Wednesday came two weeks after Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam had announced that jailed "politicians" would have their cases annulled or pardoned "in order to improve the national consensus and widen the democratic space". Merera Gudina, was arrested on October 30, 2016 upon his return from a trip to Brussels where he spoke to members of the European Parliament about the human rights situation in Ethiopia. Ambassador Wagener met Dr. Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. Below is an article published by Ogaden news Agency:. A prominent Ethiopian opposition leade. Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about the crisis in his home country, prosecutors on Thursday charged the prominent 60-year-old politician with rendering support to terrorism and. Ethiopian opposition figure says vote reform offer not enough. Gudina is accused of meeting anti-government elements during a European tour last year. Merera, 61, is among 528 people whose charges were dropped this week by Ethiopia's attorney general this week. The detention of Merera, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, had become a cause celebre for members of the Oromo ethnic group. Prominent leaders of opposition political parties such as Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), and Beqele Gerba, Deputy Chairman of the OFC, were tried on charges under the ATP for their alleged role in organizing the November 2015 Oromia protest. Berhanu Nega, the leader of PG7, an armed group declared. Professor Merera Gudina didn’t vote in the election because he said he was busy to get a voting card. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in late 2015 shortly after a trip to Brussels where he addressed members of the European Parliament as violence roiled. Merera Gudina (2017/2682(RSP)) The European Parliament, - having regard to its previous resolutions on the situation in Ethiopia, - having regard to the most recent Universal Periodic Review on Ethiopia carried out prior to the UN Human Rights Council 2015,. Merera Gudina (Ph. Seife Nebelbal Radio: Interviews with Artist Aliye Sabit and Prof. Join Facebook to connect with Obsaa A. 30 2015 to Nov. December 27, 2014 (siitube) –Professor Merrara Gudina, an Oromo/Ethiopian Political Science Lecturer has been sacked by Ethiopian government from his post at Addis Ababa University (AAU) for his political view. Despite its up and down paths, marriage is considered as one of the pillars of happiness in any society. Merera Gudina is a leading member of the Oromo Federalist Congress. The email note states it as follows: “MEDREK has fielded the largest number of opposition candidates out of which the Oromo Federalist Congress fielded about 60% of them. "So the change of an individual is really the homework for the EPRDF, not the people of Ethiopia. FILE - Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina (L), seen here in a July 2015, photo, says claims that violent protests cause his movement to lose credibility losing credibility are "probably the. Ethiopian opposition leader pleads not guilty to incitement charges. A prominent Ethiopian opposition leade. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in late 2015 shortly after a trip to Brussels where he addressed members of the European. Beyene Petros' Ethiopian Social Democratic Party…. In 2015, they began months of anti-government demonstrations that spread across Ethiopia, leaving hundreds dead and prompting parliament to declare a nationwide state of emergency. I am sure most of the people still stuck in the herd mentality have no clue about the reality of what has happend to our country. Ethiopia frees opposition leader Merera Gudina. Merera Gudina was put behind bars last December upon his return from Brussels where he and Prof. ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015 and 2016, the country’s attorney general said on Monday. It was the first time anyone has seen the leader of Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) in 15 days. Merera Gudina were released from Kilinto Prison today. According to the state run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, Dr Merera Gudina was arrested "for breaching article two of the first directive (of the state of emergency) that prohibits any contact and communication with outlawed terrorist organization. Ethiopia: Thinking out loud on Dr Merera Gudina Dr Merera Gudina was arrested "for breaching article two of the first directive (of the state of emergency) that prohibits any contact and. Merera Gudina, who is a leader of one of the largest opposition parties in the country, Oromo Federalist Congress, OFC, was detained more than a year ago on arrival at the airport after attending meetings in Brussels with the European Parliament and its leaders, where he testified about the human rights and political situations in Ethiopia. Ethiopia: Oromo opposition leader arrested. Local media outlets reported that the leader of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, Merara Gudina, who chairs also the coalition of opposition parties MEDREK was fired from his academic professorial position. Merera Gudina (C) during his recent appearance at the European Union parliament, along with Dr. Merera is the first high-profile dissident to be freed since Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced earlier this month that Ethiopia would release an unspecified number of jailed. Obsaa and others you may know. An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests last year pleaded not guilty in court on Friday, after prosecutors brought charges against him for inciting unrest. Officials deny such charges. Ethiopian opposition figure says vote reform offer not enough. —Merera Gudina Jefi, July 10, 2014 Dr. ADVERTISEMENT Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner.