Berhanu Nega family’s home in Ethiopia surrounded

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The family home of Dr Berhanu Nega, leader of the Ethiopian opposition, Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice and Democracy (Ginbot 7), has been surrounded and his parents have been roughed up by Woyanne gunmen, according to Ethiopian Review sources.

Dr Berhanu’s 80-year-old father, Ato Nega Bonger, was inside the house when the gunmen forced their way into the house and started beating up family members, including Ato Getu Worku, who was later taken away and his whereabouts right now is unknown.

Meles Zenawi’s armed thugs also confiscated mobile phones belonging to Ato Nega and Dr Berhanu’s mother, Wzr. Abebech Woldegiorgis.

The extended family was gathered at Ato Nega’s house in Addis Ababa to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Wzr. Abebech Woldegiorgis’ brother when the lawless regime’s security forces suddenly descended on them earlier today.

The Woyanne regime today also announced that it has foiled a coup attempt by Ginbot 7 and that it has arrested over 30 suspects who were found with a variety of weapons.

FORUM | AMHARIC