Agaw Democratic Party/AgDP’s Chairperson and Others Detained

Police from the Dangala town arrested Mr. Andualem Tilahun on August 29, 2016. His residence located at Dangla was searched on the next day. The party’s miscellaneous legal documents and upper and lower ink seals have been taken. For 10-days police kept him in custody without any charge.

On September 7, 2016, afternoon they told him he would be tried allegedly on public incitement. The police claimed it would bring eye witnesses. In the same afternoon, he was taken to Woreda Court, but they didn’t issue him written charges. According to a source from the region, the so-called eye witnesses are actually ruling ANDM party members and active supporters who are rivalries to the AgDP and cannot be credible witnesses.

Another senior AgDP party member Mr. Beyilu Teshale in the Injibara town has been held in custody for no reason. The other party members, Mr. Kassahun Adem and Amare are sentenced for 1-year unlawfully before the current crisis in June and May, respectively.

Other party members insisted that the AgDP’ Chairperson, Mr. Andualem Tilahun and other party members are innocent, neither they did incite the public nor they committed any crime. “The charge is politically motivated to eliminate the opposition party in the region.”

The party’s External Relations Representative has appealed to the Ethiopian Government for their release via Ethiopian Embassy in Canada. Associated Press/AFP, News24 was first to report the detention of Andualem and Beyilu on September 12, 2016 (

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3 Responses to Agaw Democratic Party/AgDP’s Chairperson and Others Detained

  1. kidus says:

    This is shamefulness act of ANDM in the region. It is clear for the citizen that the current wave of demonstration was coordinated by ANDM by itself for either to commit coup d’tat or to wage genocide on Agews in general or AgDP members in particular. I would like to thank A professor who wrote its concern on the title ”Observer Says Neo-Nazism Consolidating in Amhara Region, Ethiopia”; He concluded that the protest is well planed “The present demonstration in Amhara region is sponsored by Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) faction led by Gedu Andargachew, who is a key suspect in December 2015 Kemant Genocide, according to a human rights observers report”

  2. Wondmu Workwu says:

    አገው ሕዝብ ሆይ ስማ (comment published in wlka)
    1. በአሁኑ ስዓት ሰለማዊ ሰልፍ ማድረግ ለአገው ሕዝብ የሚያስገኝ ምንም ውጤት የለውም ምክንያቱም ሰለማዊ ሰልፉን እያቀሳቀሱ ያሉት የብአዴን አንጃና ቤተ አማራ እንዲሁም ግንቦት 7 ስልጣን ቢይዙ የመጀመሪያ አላማቸው የአገውን ሕዘብና ኦርቶዶክስ ያልሆኑትን እምነት ተከተዮች እስልምናን ጨምሮ ከምድረ/ ገጽ/እትዮጵያ ማጥት ነው፡፡ ይህን አላማ በይፋ አውጀዋል፡፡ በቅማንት ሕዝብ ላይ የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል የተፈፀመው አገው ስለሆኑ ብቻ ነው፡፡
    2. በቅማንት ሕዝብ ላይ የዘር ወንጀል ሲፈጸም እንደ ፖለቲካ ፓርቲ ያገዘውና ለዓለም ሕብረተሰብ ወንጀሉን ያገለጠው አገዴፓ ሲሆን እንደ ሕዝብ ደግሙ በቅማነት ሕዝብ ጎን የተሰለፉት ማለት ወንጀሉን ያወገዙት ኦሮሞዎችና ትግሬዎች ናቸው፡፡ ስለዚህ እኛ አገዎች የፀረ ትግራይ ሕዝብ ሰልፍ መደገፍ አንችልም፡፡ ውያኔ የፖለቲካ ሽርሙጥና በፈጽምብንም የእኛ የአገዎችና የትግራይ ሕዝብ ወንድማማችነት ሊነጋ አይችልም፡፡
    3. በደም ዝምድና ከእኛ ጋር በቅርበት የተሣሠሩት እሰከ 16ኛ ክፍለ ዘመን ድረስ አገዉኛ ቋንቋ ሲናገሩ የነበሩት የምስራቅ ጎጃምና የሰሜን ጎንደር ሕዝቦች በቅማንት ሕዝብ ላይ የተፈጸመውን ወንጀል አላወገዙም፡፡ እኛ አገዎች የዛሬ 25 ዓመት ክልል ሁኑ ስንባል ከጎጃምና ከጎንዳር ሕዝብ አንነጠልም አልን፡፡ የሰጠነው መልስ ስህተት መሆኑን ያወቅናው በቅማንት ሕዝብ ላይ የዘር ወንጀል ከተፈጸመ በኋላ ነው፡፡ እኛ አገዎች የዘር ማጥፈት ወንጀል የተፈጸመብን በአማራ ክልል በብአዴን እሰተዳደር ሥር በመሆናችን ብቻ ነው፡፡ የአገው ዲሞክራሲያዊ ፓርቲ አባላትና ሊቀመንበሩ ያለምን ጥፋት በሥር ቤት የሚማቀቁት በአማራ ክልል/በክልል 3 ውስጥ በሞሆናቸው ብቻ ነው፡፡
    4. በአዊ ውስጥ በወጣቶች የተፈጸመው ስሜታዊ እንቅስቃሴ የሕዝቡ አቋም መግለጫ አይደለም፡፡
    አኔ ከላይ ገለጽኩትን ሐሳብ ከአሮፓ ውሰጥ ያነጋገርሆቸው ኦሮሞዎች ትክክል ነው ብለው ያምናሉ፡ የእናንተ ችግር የተለየ ነው ይላሉ፡፡
    በአኔ እምነት እኛ አገዎች የአገው ዲሞክራሲያዊ ፓርቲ/አገዴፓ የሚሰጠውን መመሪያ መጠባበቅ አለብን፡፡ አገዴፓ ወደ ሰለማዊ ሰልፍ ውጡ ብሎ በይፋ ከአወጃ እንወጣለን፡ ወደ ትትክ ትግል እንግባ ካለም መመሪያውን መቀበል አለብን ብየ አምናለሁ፡፡ የሌሎች ጉዳይ አስፈጻሚ አሽከሮች ከመሆን እንቆጠብ፡፡
    ስሜ wondmu workwu ይባላል

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