Saturday, July 28, 2007

Raid on Ethiopian opponents in Sudan

Indian Ocean Newsletter N° 1219 28/07/2007

The Sudanese police have swept through the Ethiopian opposition circles in exile in several towns in the country. Around thirty men with links to the Ethiopian Peoples’ Patriotic Front (EPPF) and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), two groups supported by Eritrea, were arrested, including Atanaw Wassie, 70, leader of the EDU. The raid also picked up a number of young Ethiopian girls accused of chewing Khat, taking drugs and “contaminating Sudanese culture”.