Addis Ababa Youth detained at Tolay released Yesterday


About 1,174 Addis Ababa Youth detained who detained at Tolay military camp have been released yesterday.

Addis Ababa police said yesterday that the youth were arrested in connection with violence in the city and released after have been taking various rehabilitation training in the camp.

Police also mentioned that 30 youth were released before due to various social related reasons.

Youth who were arrested due to security problems in Addis Ababa days after Burayu attack between September 12 to 18.

Training related to how to restraining oneself from a criminal act was one of the topics covered in the training.

In a social media campaign launched two days ago, Ethiopian activists said the arrest of the youth and the circumstances under which they are detained constitutes not only violation of the country’s constitution but also all international conventions and laws that Ethiopia has signed.

In related news Henok Aklilu, a lawyer and human rights defender and his friend Michael Melak reportedly arrested yesterday in Addis Ababa.

According to Amnesty International, they are charged for advocating for a more autonomous capital – Addis Ababa, with self-governance similar to other regional states, and for “receiving training from the Palestine Consulate” in Ethiopia, said Amnesty International.

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