Ethiopia’s Attorney General on Monday announced that charges against seven persons had been dropped, state-affiliated FBC reported. Amongst the seven is Bekele Gerba, a leading opposition figure detained since 2015. Since the move was announced Federal and State (Oromia, Amhara) governments have released hundreds of detainees. The biggest such was of Merera Gudina – leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) which Bekele Gerba is a top official of. Bekele along with about 20 others were arrested in late 2015 in connection with the Oromo protests that resulted in the death of hundreds of protesters.
Source: Ethiopian News February 13, 2018 04:52 UTC