Abugida Ethiopian American Information Center » US Rights Report Lists Ethiopian Opposition Leader as Political Prisoner – Peter Heinlein ( VOA Addis Ababa )

The 2009 human rights report says Birtukan Mideksa, president of Ethiopia’s opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice party, was held in solitary confinement for the first six months of the year despite a court ruling that it violated her constitutional rights. The 61-page document says there were credible reports that Birtukan’s mental health deteriorated significantly during the year.Birtukan was among scores of political activists sentenced to life in prison following Ethiopia’s disputed 2005 election, then later pardoned. She was jailed again in December, 2008 and ordered to serve out her life sentence after refusing to apologize for saying she had not requested the pardon.

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