Eskinder Nega. Picture: social media

Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil

Addis Abeba, July 17/2020– Judges on the Federal Excessive Courtroom Lideta Department have ordered federal police to conduct an inquiry into the beating of Eskinder Nega, Founder and Chief of the opposition social gathering Balderas for Real Democracy, by members of the federal police.

Eskindir was arrested on July 01 by closely armed cops from his workplace. Sintayehu Checkol, his deputy, was additionally detained the subsequent day from the capital Addis Abeba.

Replace: Police introduced @eskinder_nega and Sintayehu Checkol, one other senior member of the social gathering, in the present day to the Fed. 1st Occasion Courtroom, Arada Department. The judges have granted the police 14 days to remand & examine Eskinder & 12 days to remand & examine Sintayehu. Src: EBC— Addis Normal (@addisstandard) July 2, 2020

The police have already introduced Eskinder and Sintayehu to the Federal First On the spot Courtroom First Arada Department on July 02 and had been granted 14 days to remand and examine each.

Nonetheless, resulting from safety considerations, yesterday’s pretrial listening to was transferred to the Federal Excessive Courtroom Lideta Department, his protection lawyer Henok Aklilu advised Addis Normal.

In the course of the listening to, Eskinder and his protection lawyer advised the judges that Eskinder was bodily assaulted by members of the police on the day he was detained. Eskinder advised the courtroom that he’ll press costs in opposition to the members of the police who had been concerned in his beating. Subsequently the judges have ordered the federal police to analyze the declare and submit the outcomes to the courtroom.

The police accuse Eskinder and Sintayehu of coordinating violence in Addis Abeba within the aftermath of the assassination of distinguished Oromo artist Hacaaluu Hundeessaa, together with paying cash to and dispatching a number of teams of younger folks within the metropolis, which resulted within the demise of ten folks, together with two cops, who had been killed both by rocks, or shot at, or resulting from bomb blasts. The police additionally accuse the 2 of inflicting the accidents of 57 cops and damages to properties value 54 million birr within the two days that adopted the assassination of Hacaaluu.

Eskinder and his protection group deny all of the allegations. Henok additionally objected police’s request for extra days on the grounds that the police have already advised the courtroom they had been in possession of mentioned evidences.

Nonetheless the judges have granted the police 13 extra days to remand and examine Eskinder and Sintayehu and adjourned the subsequent listening to on July 29. AS
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