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Ethiopia on Wednesday evening arrested a leading opposition member, Merera Gudina when he arrived home from a trip to Europe. The academician is said to belong to the Oromo ethnic group – one of the main groups agitating for political reforms. As part of his trip, he is reported to have addressed the European parliament over political and security issues back home. Local media portals report that he was arrested along with some relatives. Meanwhile the European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the arrest of Gudina. She confirmed that he spoke at an European Parliament along with runner Felisa Lilesa who became famous after his anti-government gesture at the just ended Olympics. displayAdvert("mpu_3") This is a move that will exacerbate, rather than ease, the underlying tensions currently simmering in the country. Instead of resorting to further repression and clamp-downs, the Ethiopian government must urgently and meaningfully address the human rights grievances that are fuelling unrest. SUGGESTED READING The boundary crisis behind Ethiopia’s protest Profs.MereraGudina &BerhanuNega came to speak EP hearing w/runner F.Lilesa. 1st returned to #Ethiopia & was jailed!— (((Ana Gomes, MEP))) (AnaGomesMEP) December 1, 2016 Arrested for flouting curfew rules The


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