Ethiopia says Oromo leader detained for meeting terrorist group in Brussels

Ethiopian authorities have clarified that leading opposition figure and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Dr Merera Gudina is in detention for flouting state of emergency rules.

The specific provision he is said to have flouted related to an alleged meeting with a terrorist group during his visit to Brussels. The authorities said investigations are currently underway to verify the allegation.

A statement published by the Embassy of Ethiopia in Belgium refuted the assertion that Dr Gudina was arrested for meeting members of the European Parliament (EP).

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