Urge the Human Rights Watch pressure authorities the release of Mr. Lidetu Ayalew

Urge the Human Rights Watch pressure authorities the release of Mr. Lidetu Ayalew

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Ayub Endris started this petition to Human Rights Watch (Human Rights Watch)

Lidetu Ayalew is an Ethiopian opposition politician who is the founder of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP). He was arrested last July by Oromia Police, in relation to the recent chaos seen in parts of Ethiopia, mainly in the Oromia Region. Lidetu was initially detained on July 24 and was accused of coordinating and supporting violence in Bishoftu city in the wake of the June 29 assassination of Oromo artist Hachalu Hundessa. However, during his multiple appearances at the regional court in Bishoftu the accusations against him shifted from that of inciting violence and possession of an illegal firearm to that of producing a document discussing transitional government politics, a political document Lidetu wrote a few months back and was publicly distributed and discussed among many politicians and political analysts.

Although on September 22, a high court in East Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, granted the prominent opposition Politician Lidetu Ayalew a bail of 100,000 birr ($2,730), the authorities in power refused to do so and kept him in detention.

Lidetu was arrested as he was preparing to travel abroad for medical checkups. He has repeatedly expressed his concerns about staying alive due to a serious cardiac condition that he was meant to be treated abroad.

We, the signatories of this petition, call for the Human Rights Watch and International Community pressure the authorities keeping Mr. Lidetu in custody to end the detention and respect his bail rights issued by the court and receive the necessary medical treatments.

የሂውማን ራይትስ ዎች አቶ ልደቱ አያሌው ከእስር እንዲለቀቅ ግፊት እንዲያድርጉ ስለመጠይቅ፦
አቶ ልደቱ አያሌው የኢትዮጵያ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ፓርቲ (ኢዴፓ) መስራች የሆኑ ተቃዋሚ ፖለቲከኛ ናቸው ፡፡ ሰሞኑን በኢትዮጵያ አንዳንድ አካባቢዎች በተለይም በኦሮሚያ ክልል ከተስተዋለው ሁከት ጋር በተያያዘ ባለፈው ሐምሌ ወር በኦሮሚያ ፖሊስ በቁጥጥር ስር ውሏል ፡፡ አቶ ልደቱ በመጀመሪያ የተያዙት በፈረንጆች አቆጣጠር በሐምሌ 24 ቀን ሲሆን በሰኔ 29 ቀን በኦሮሞው አርቲስት ሀጫሉ ሁንዴሳ የተፈጸመውን ግድያ ተከትሎ በቢሾፍቱ ከተማ ሁከቶችን በማስተባበርና በመደገፍ የተከሰሱ ናቸው ፡፡ ሆኖም በቢሾፍቱ በሚገኘው የክልሉ ፍ/ቤት በርካታ ጊዜያት በተከሰሱበት ወቅት የተከሰሱበት ክሶች አመጽን እና ህገ-ወጥ የጦር መሳሪያ ይዞ የመያዝ ፣ የሽግግር መንግስትን ፖለቲካ የሚያወያይ ሰነድ ወደማቅረብ የተሸጋገረ ሲሆን ልደቱ ከጥቂት ወራት በፊት የፃፉት የፖለቲካ ሰነድ ነበር ፡፡ በብዙ ፖለቲከኞች እና የፖለቲካ ተንታኞች መካከል ተሰራጭቶ ውይይት ተደርጓል ፡፡

ምንም እንኳን በመስከረም 22 በኦሮሚያ ክልል በምስራቅ ሸዋ ዞን ከፍተኛ ፍርድ ቤት ለታዋቂው ተቃዋሚ ፖለቲከኛ ልደቱ አያሌው የ 100,000 ብር (2,730 ዶላር) ዋስትና ቢሰጣቸውም በስልጣን ላይ ያሉት ባለስልጣናት ይህን ለማድረግ ፈቃደኛ ባለመሆናቸው በእስር ላይ እንዲቆዩ አድርገዋል ፡፡

አቶ ልደቱ ለህክምና ምርመራ ወደ ውጭ ሀገር ለመሄድ በዝግጅት ላይ እያሉ በቁጥጥር ስር ውለዋል ፡፡ ወደ ውጭ ሀገር ሂደዉ እንዲታከሙ ያሳሰቡ ሲሆን በከባድ የልብ ህመም ምክንያት በህይወት የመቆየታቸዉን ስጋት ደጋግመዉ ገልፀዋል፡፡

እኛ የዚህ አቤቱታ ፈራሚዎች ለሂዩማን ራይትስ ዎች እና ለዓለም አቀፉ ማህበረሰብ አቶ ልደቱ በእስር ላይ እንዲቆዩ ባለስልጣናት እስሩን እንዲያቆሙና ፍ/ቤቱ የሰጠውን የዋስትና መብታቸዉን እንዲያከብሩ እና አስፈላጊዉን ህክምና እንዲያገኙ ጥሪ እናቀርባለን፡፡

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