[Photos] Ethiopia’s Oromia region celebrates release of political detainees

Bekele Gerba, a leading opposition figure in Ethiopia was released from detention on Tuesday after spending over two years behind bars. His release was part of the federal government’s announced political reforms... Read more »

Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader | World news

Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015 Plumes of smoke are seen behind buildings in Addis Ababa, Oromiya,... Read more »

Ethiopia frees opposition leader jailed for incitement

Ethiopia frees opposition leader jailed for incitement Bekele Gerba was arrested in December 2015 after mass protests broke out in the Oromiya region over accusations of land grabbing and political marginalisation. ... Read more »

Ethiopia to Drop Charges Against Top Dissident Bekele Gerba

Ethiopia will drop charges against top dissident Bekele Gerba, state media reported Monday. The move is the latest by the Ethiopian government following up on Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s promise last month... Read more »

Ethiopia sentences opposition leader to six months in jail for contempt of court

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian court sentenced a senior opposition leader to six months in jail for contempt of court on Monday because he raised his hand when addressed by the... Read more »

Ethiopian dissidents jailed for singing in court

AFP The Oromos have been staging protests over government policies they fear would deprive them of their lands An Ethiopian court has sentenced prominent dissident Bekele Gerba and three other opposition figures... Read more »

Ethiopia top opposition figure gets prison time for contempt

By Associated Press By Associated Press January 11 at 9:50 AM ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — One of Ethiopia’s most prominent opposition politicians has been sentenced to six months in prison for contempt... Read more »

Ethiopia court grants top Oromo leader bail, activists want case dropped

Bekele Gerba, a leading opposition chief in Ethiopia, has been granted bail by a Federal Supreme Court after months of being held in detention. Gerba who is facing criminal charges is a... Read more »

Ethiopian government lambasted for flipping on political reform … – africanews

International Rights Group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has accused the Ethiopian government of turning back on its public promise to undertake reforms and to address the tense political climate in the country.... Read more »

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader … – Human Rights Watch

Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about the crisis in his home country,... Read more »