Ethiopian Electoral board response on Eskinder Nega Party

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Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has been denied bail by a court. Gudina is facing terrorism charges by the government which accuses him of meeting anti-government elements during a European tour last year. The privately run Addis Standard news portal reported that the court granted the prosecutors an additional 28 days to continue their investigations. displayAdvert("mpu_3") His lawyers were also unsuccessful in an attempt to apply for release on bail and the termination of potential terrorism-related charges. On his last appearance in court, his lawyers said Gudina vehemently denied any terrorism allegations and said that he had spent his life teaching against the ideals of violence and terrorism. According to the country’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation of 2009, police investigating terrorism-related offences can obtain from a court four months of each 28 days to remand and further investigate suspects. This is the second month that the prosecutors have secured to conclude their investigations of possible terrorism-related charges against him. The position of the police varies from that of the government which says he was arrested for flouting sections of the current state of emergency. Ethiopian security forces arrested the Gudina shortly after" />
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Here is the response from the Election Board and the details of the Eskinder Nega Party's "ballot"

Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has been denied bail by a court. Gudina is facing terrorism charges by the government which accuses him of meeting anti-government elements during a European tour last year. The privately run Addis Standard news portal reported that the court granted the prosecutors an additional 28 days to continue their investigations. displayAdvert("mpu_3") His lawyers were also unsuccessful in an attempt to apply for release on bail and the termination of potential terrorism-related charges. On his last appearance in court, his lawyers said Gudina vehemently denied any terrorism allegations and said that he had spent his life teaching against the ideals of violence and terrorism. According to the country’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation of 2009, police investigating terrorism-related offences can obtain from a court four months of each 28 days to remand and further investigate suspects. This is the second month that the prosecutors have secured to conclude their investigations of possible terrorism-related charges against him. The position of the police varies from that of the government which says he was arrested for flouting sections of the current state of emergency. Ethiopian security forces arrested the Gudina shortly after
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