Birtukan Mideksa in prison for more than a year

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The West is ignoring a jailed Ethiopian opposition leader to keep the Horn of Africa stable despite her being this week named on a United Nations list of arbitrary detainees, her party said on Friday.Birtukan Mideksa, leader of the Unity for Democracy and Justice party (UDJ), was first jailed with other opposition leaders when the 2005 election turned violent. She was pardoned in 2007 but re-arrested last year accused of violating that pardon.”This matter is being more or less hushed,” Seye Abraha, a senior UDJ official, told reporters in Addis Ababa.

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