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CUD Leaders Free at Last, Daniel and Netsanet still face charges Print E-mail
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Sunday, 22 July 2007


Free at Last! Hailu Shawul, Chairman of CUD
(picture from archive)

Daniel and NetsanetThe pardoning of 38 people by the Ethiopian government does not mean that all the cases stemming from the 2005 election protests have been resolved.

 For example, the NGO ActionAid says Daniel Bekele, its policy manager in Ethiopia, and Netsanet Demissie, general manager of the Organization for Social Justice in Ethiopia, are still on trial. They refused to sign a document admitting wrongdoing.

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