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Thousands welcome freed Oromo leader Dr Merara Gudina

January 17,2018,16:00

BBC

Thousands of people have turned up to welcome prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina after his release from prison earlier today.

Mr Merera told the BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza that, “after 400 days in prison. I’m OK,” adding that he was “open for dialogue” after a call by the government for talks with the opposition.

 

Merera, the leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress, has been in prison since December 2016 and was facing multiple charges, including association with terrorist groups.

He denied the charges.

 

source: BBC

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