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1,600 detained under state of emergency in Ethiopia

Postby Aragaw » 20 Oct 2016, 14:47


The Ethiopian authorities have detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the BBC.

A statement, quoted by state-affiliated FBC website, lists arrests in the Oromia and Amhara regions, which have recently seen massive demonstrations.

This is in addition to Monday’s arrests of 1,000 people near the capital.

A six-month state of emergency has been declared in the face of a wave of unprecedented anti-government protests.

Under the emergency measures, people can be detained without an arrest warrant for the duration of the state of emergency.

FBC reports that the arrests took place in at least five places, including in Shashamene, 250km (155 miles) south of the capital, Addis Ababa, where 450 people had been detained.

It describes all those arrested as “suspects in the recent violence” and adds that a large number of looted weapons had also been handed over.

There is no mention where the people are being held.

Rights groups say that at least 500 people have died during the anti-government protests over the last 11 months as a result of clashes with security forces.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said last week that could be an accurate estimate, but blamed “anti-peace forces” for the trouble.

Activists have targeted commercial property, including some foreign-owned businesses.

These include warehouses and factories in the town of Sebeta, near Addis Ababa, which were set alight during recent protests, the authorities say.

On Monday, the mayor of the town told FBC that 1,000 people had been arrested in connection with those attacks. He later told the AP news agency that some of those had been released.

The recent wave of demonstrations began in Oromia last November with people there protesting against a plan to expand Addis Ababa into their region.

That plan has since been dropped, but the protests have continued.

There have also been demonstrations in the country’s Amhara region.

The state of emergency was declared on 9 October a week after at least 55 people died in a stampede during an Oromo religious festival which turned into a protest.

Activists blamed the security forces for causing the panic, but the government said protesters in the crowd were responsible.

Human rights groups have in the past criticised Ethiopia for suppressing dissent.

In last year’s general election, every seat was won by either a member of the governing EPRDF coalition or one of the party’s allies.

The government has recently proposed reforms to the electoral system so that opposition politicians have a better chance of being elected.
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Re: 1,600 detained under state of emergency in Ethiopia

Postby Ethoash » 20 Oct 2016, 15:16


Aragaw wrote:The Ethiopian authorities have detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the BBC.

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dear Arab

as u know i expert economist so arresting 1600 is not wise because u have to give them 3 time food instead it would be wise to just give them fine let say 1000 birr each that would be 1.6 million birr

if the fine is only 1000 birr that would be easy to pay so what u would do is make the fine 10,000 birr and u getting 16 million birr good money to start project to hire more unemployed youth this way u fight back

now if the poor family who r detained could not pay 10,000 birr that is fine they can pay for next ten years but the govt. can take a loan against the fine and get the full money up front to start business

if the idiot offend the second time the fine would be 50,000 birr 3 time 100,000 birr deal with it no jail time that means no human right will come for u



Re: 1,600 detained under state of emergency in Ethiopia

Postby Aragaw » 20 Oct 2016, 15:29


Ethoash wrote:
Aragaw wrote:The Ethiopian authorities have detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the BBC.

1


dear Arab

as u know i expert economist so arresting 1600 is not wise because u have to give them 3 time food instead it would be wise to just give them fine let say 1000 birr each that would be 1.6 million birr

if the fine is only 1000 birr that would be easy to pay so what u would do is make the fine 10,000 birr and u getting 16 million birr good money to start project to hire more unemployed youth this way u fight back

now if the poor family who r detained could not pay 10,000 birr that is fine they can pay for next ten years but the govt. can take a loan against the fine and get the full money up front to start business

if the idiot offend the second time the fine would be 50,000 birr 3 time 100,000 birr deal with it no jail time that means no human right will come for u


Geniuses, did you figure all that out by yourself?
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Re: 1,600 detained under state of emergency in Ethiopia

Postby tolaylemo » 20 Oct 2016, 15:40


These looters and killers ruling over 90M people, it is our collective shame. :x :x Especially AA is infested with killers and looters. What would be the solution?



Re: 1,600 detained under state of emergency in Ethiopia

Postby gearhead » 20 Oct 2016, 19:51


What is 1600? They should imprison more.

5 15 30 even 50 thousand.

I wouldnt even call it imprisonment but a training ground for those who will turn the favor, by sliting the throat of the arrogant and uncompromising generation once the tied is turned.

Please collect them at one place, in 10s of thousands and shorten the recruitment time and mental toughness requierd to erradicate 60s generation politicians in one outing.



Re: 1,600 detained under state of emergency in Ethiopia

Postby Dawi » 21 Oct 2016, 03:01


gearhead wrote:What is 1600? They should imprison more.

5 15 30 even 50 thousand.

I wouldnt even call it imprisonment but a training ground for those who will turn the favor, by sliting the throat of the arrogant and uncompromising generation once the tied is turned.

Please collect them at one place, in 10s of thousands and shorten the recruitment time and mental toughness requierd to erradicate 60s generation politicians in one outing.


Indeed - If they go crazy with security actions without making the necessary political economy strategy on top, they will have a Syrian like state in their hands. The main reason that allowed ISIS to develop is Assad regime's barbarism in Syria. It's brutal repression created the ground for them & other loony groups. The mass of people weren't going to join these crazy groups until the huge atrocities including mass arrests made by the regime.

If ethnic state youth forces managed to become dominant organized forces in Ethiopian uprisings because of the regime's went over board with its security actions , it is surely due, on the one hand, to the practical & political weakness of an organized national opposition, but, on the other hand, it is above all the 25 years of ruling coalition EPRDF led by TPLF, who still have no shame calling itself with an antiquated name for a liberation of Tigray; And by its own admission of turning corrupt from inside out. If they don't change soon to what the country needs today, starting by erasing it's antiquated acronym, no one should miss them when they leave for good. In business as usual, they will either end up like the Syrian regime that won't stop the tide of collapse anyway or thrown to the dust been quickly like the regimes of Mubarak, Ben Ali and others.



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