April 13, 2017
The Blue party issued a press release stating that the campaign to harass and harm leaders of the Blue Party in Ethiopia has intensified. According to the press release, in one week alone the following three members of the Amhara Region Blue Party members have been thrown into jail.
- Mr Adane Alemu, Party leader for the Wenbera District and a district parliamentary election candidate of the 2015 election;
- Mr Adugna Kassaw, Chair, East Gojjam Zonal Coordinating Committee;
- Mr Yismaw Dagnaw, Party leader, Essetie District and a district parliamentary election candidate of the 2017 election;
The press release added that all three leaders of the party remain under illegal detention being subjected to indescribable torture in dark isolation cells denied of their rights for visitation by their lawyers and family members.