Analysis: Intensified arrests in Arsi zones, Oromia region under pretext of connections with OLA; civil servants, OFC members among jailed - News Summed Up

Analysis: Intensified arrests in Arsi zones, Oromia region under pretext of connections with OLA; civil servants, OFC members among jailed


By Dereje Gonfa @DerejeGonfaAddis Abeba – A wave of arrests swept over Arsi and West Arsi zones of the Oromia region, residents said. Families of detainees who spoke to Addis Standard complained of intensified arrests of civilians under the pretext of having connections with the Oromo Liberation Army(OLA). “It is as if a hidden state of emergency is still being implemented in the districts, towns of Arsi and West Arsi zones,” Firomsa said. Similar acts are also being committed in districts like Munessa, Collee, Shirka and Bokojji, Aman Jarso, a resident of Munessa district, told Addis Standard. More than 30 members of the party are in custody in West Arsi district alone, Dararo Duubee OFC West Arsi representative told the Addis Standard.


Source: Ethiopian News June 23, 2022 16:27 UTC



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