Ethiopia arrests 2 politicians

2011-08-31 22:20

Addis Ababa - An Amnesty International researcher says Ethiopian officials arrested two opposition politicians after members of the rights group interviewed them about politically motivated arrests.

Researcher Claire Beston says she and a colleague spent 12 days in the East African nation earlier this month. She says the researchers were suddenly told by the government to leave on Saturday.

Beston says the politicians were arrested the same day and accused of terrorism and links to the Oromo Liberation Front, a rebel group the government considers as terrorists.

Ethiopian authorities were not immediately available for comment on Wednesday.

Officials in June sentenced 14 OLF members to jail on terror-related charges for scheming to bomb the capital during an African Union Summit in January.

- AP
Read more on:    amnesty international  |  ethiopia  |  east africa

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