The former Ethiopian President and the current Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party chairman Dr. Negaso Gidada and the only opposition party member of Ethiopian Parliament and vice chairman of UDJ Ato Girma Seifu, other UDJ Executives’ Ato Asrat Tassie, Ato Teklie Bekele, Ato Seyoum Menegesha, Ato Shemeles Habtie, Ato Daniel Tefera and other 19 the party members have been detained today September 27, 2013 afternoon in Addis Ababa Arada Sub city Police Station.
The party has been in a peaceful struggle campaign, “Millions of Voices for Freedom” since 3 months ago. On the coming Sunday September 29, 2013, morning the campaign is expected to be completed with Protesting public demonstration at Addis Ababa “Mesekel” Square. The Addis Ababa City administration recognized the coming Sunday UDJ party announcement of protesting public demonstration. Now after 3:45 hours jailed all they are released from police station.