Photo: The Notorious Zeway Prison, Where Thousands of Oromo Political Prisoners Languish
(The Gulele Post) – Oromo opposition leaders Bekele Gerba and Olbana Lelisa, who were recently sentenced to lengthy prison term, are now transferred from Kality to the malaria infested Zeway prison.
Zeway already hosts some 3000 Oromo political prisoners. It is to be recalled that the renown Oromo singer Usmayyo Mussa fell sick while at this prison and passed away a few months after being released.
Gulelepost has also been told that Bekele Gerba’s wife was fired from her teaching job accused being a terrorists’ wife. Oromos in North America have planned to protest in Washington DC on January 25, 2013 to denounce the incarceration of these leaders.
In related news, Yassin Nuru, a renown Islamic intellectual and one of the Muslim leaders languishing in jail, is separated from the rest of the prisoners and taken to the isolation room, where he is being kept for 23 hours without access to sunlight.