FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Saturday, December 6,2014, the ethnic based Ethiopian government security forces have arrested leaders of Blue and other Party leaders, members and supporters at the start of a peaceful public rally to demand free and fair election. Blue Party Chairman Eng. Yilkal Getnet along with senior party members have been detained. This protest rally was organized by a coalition of opposition political parties fully in compliance with the law.
This is a clear manifestation of the governing party’s total dictatorship and absolute intolerance for peaceful decent
At this point, the exact number of detainees is not available nor where they have been detained. We will release more information soon.