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Ethiopian opposition leader arrested after Europe trip

A prominent opposition leader in Ethiopia has been detained after he returned from Europe. The state-linked media reported that Merera Gudina had violated Ethiopia's state of emergency by having contact with "terrorist" and "anti-peace" groups.

Mr Merera criticised the state of emergency in an address to the European parliament on 9 November. He was there at the invitation of Portuguese MEP, Ana Gomes. She told Newsday that she wants to see action from governments in Europe.

(Photo: Ana Gomes, MEP. Credit: Marco Longari/Getty Images)

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