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Ethiopia: Abiy’s Prosperity Party used repressive tactics during polls

By Ethiopia Insight
Posted on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 11:54

(210910) -- ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 10, 2021 (Xinhua) -- Bikila Hurisa, head of Ethiopia's ruling Prosperity Party's public and international relations, speaks during an interview with Xinhua in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept. 9, 2021. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua) - Michael Tewelde

On 23 May, a mid-level opposition politician from the Benishangul-Gumuz People's Liberation Movement (BPLM) found himself at Bole International Airport.

This article was first published in Ethiopia Insight. 

After three months of exile in Addis Ababa, he was returning to his family in Assosa town. He was going back without a job, and his salary at Assosa University had not been paid for many months. But he was free, which meant that he had been luckier than many.