Dr. Merera arrested for breaching the state of emergency
(EBC; December 1, 2016) - Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) party, Dr Merera Gudina, has been arrested for violating the state of emergency. Dr. Merera is also vice chair of the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (MEDREK), and the Party's head of External Relations.
According to a statement from the Secretariat of the Command Post for the execution of the State of Emergency, Dr. Merera was arrested for breaching article 2 of the first directive issued to apply the martial law.
The article prohibits any contact and communication with outlawed terrorist organizations.