የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት መፈንቅለ መንግስት ከተባለው ጉዳይ ጋር ግንኙነት የሌላቸውን እያፈሰ እያሰረ መሆኑ ተነገረ
Ethiopia is using last month’s assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office last year, has been praised for releasing political prisoners and embarking on sweeping reforms to loosen controls in long-authoritarian Ethiopia.
But activists fear after the killings, his government’s crackdown on journalists, critics and opposition supporters represents a return to repressive tactics used by past governments to stifle dissent.
“They´re resorting to violence,” journalist and former political prisoner Eskinder Nega told a press conference in the capital Addis Ababa.
“They’re resorting to strong-arm tactics.”
Five officials, including the national army chief and the president of the northern Amhara region, were killed in the June 22 attacks which the government has described to a regional coup attempt.
Officials said the following week more than 250 “suspects” had been arrested in connection with the killings.