Oromo political prisoners suffer death, long term prison sentences

Ms. Lelisa Wodajo and her kidsADDIS ABABA – A federal court on March 31 sentenced an Oromo political prisoner to death and another to life in prison while handing down long term prison sentences to 13 other political prisoners, including a TV journalist who is a mother of three children.Mesfin Abebe Abdisa was condemned to death as Tasfahun Camadaa Gurmessaa suffered life in prison, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) reported on Friday.Among the convicted, two of them, Tesfahun Chemeda and Mesfin Abebe, were apprehended by the Kenyan government and handed over to the Meles Zenawi regime in April 2007, and have been severely tortured by the regime and finally brought to court in 2008. Many others have been falsely accused and abducted from their homes and their work places.

Oromo political prisoners suffer death, long term prison sentences

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