by Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil

Addis Abeba, October 07/2020 – Yesterday morning, October 06, 2020, the Oromia Supreme Court docket allowed launch on bail for Lidetu Ayalew which was already granted by the East Shewa Court docket in Adama. Accordingly, the court docket rejected prosecutor’s enchantment in opposition to the bail and adjured his launch on bail. Nonetheless, Lidetu nonetheless stays in custody.

The court docket wrote a letter to the Bishoftu Metropolis Police Division requesting that the choice be upheld, however Adane Tadesse, president of the Ethiopian Democratic Celebration (EDP), advised Addis Normal that the police division that acquired the letter has not launched him but.

In keeping with Adane, Lidetu Ayalew in his look on the court docket advised the judges: “Honorable Court, I truly thank you for honoring my bail right. However, this decision is unlikely to be enforced as I am in the custody of a law enforcement body that does not comply with a court order. Therefore, I respectfully request that the court to order my release right here without me being returned to the police station so that the decision of the court can be respected.”

Adane stated that proper after the court docket’s session ended at round 10:00 am within the morning, he together with Lidetu’s attorneys took the Oromia Supreme court docket’s order written to the East Shewa Court docket and Bishoftu Police yesterday, October 6, 2020. The court docket order letter was submitted to the Bishoftu Police Registrar workplace at 2:25pm within the afternoon. It appears Lidetu goes to fall sufferer to the pink tape.

“Despite efforts to secure the direct and clear order of the court release of Lidetu, the Bishoftu Police Station still didn’t release Lidetu in accordance with the court’s order.” stated Adane.

Information Alert: Confusion as #Oromia Supreme Court docket blocks Lidetu's launch on bail after prosecutors at Oromia justice bureau #Adama workplace appealed in opposition to #Bishoftu court docket's choice. "We are confused," Adane advised @MahletFasil. Lidetu stays in custody. https://t.co/KEf7LusEQc pic.twitter.com/4OKmOhkVVX— Addis Normal (@addisstandard) September 24, 2020

Lidetu Ayalew was repeatedly denied bail in earlier appeals, and in a while September 22, 2020, was granted a 100,000 birr bail by the East Shewa Court docket permitting him to comply with his case outdoors detention pending additional investigation.

Adane additionally advised Addis Normal that they’ve notified the state of affairs to Dr Daniel Bekele, the Chief Commissioner of Ethiopian Human Rights Fee later within the afternoon.

It was recalled that the East Shewa zone prosecutors on September 17, 2020 pressed prison prices on veteran opposition politician Lidetu Ayalew, founding father of the opposition Ethiopian Democratic Celebration (EDP) for contravening Ethiopia’s newly enacted Firearm Administration & Management Proclamation 1177/2020, Artwork. 22/3. AS
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