Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » Ethiopian opposition barred from seeing jailed leader – Reuters

Eight opposition politicians asked for access to Birtukan at the prison. They were met by prison head Abebe Zemichael and, after a heated argument in the street outside, were refused permission for not being family members.Unity for Democracy and Justice party (UDJ) leader Birtukan, a 36-year-old single mother, is seen by analysts as the biggest threat to the almost 20-year-rule of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections on May 23.

Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » Ethiopian opposition barred from seeing jailed leader – Reuters

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