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Blue Party Member 'Killed'



Reports from Ethiopia said a young member of the prominent opposition Blue party Samuel Awqe died in a hospital after severe beating by two unknown persons. 

Samuel Aweqe was a secretary of Blue party’s East Gojjam Zone office and candidate member for the parliamentary seat. 

Blue party’s official online Facebook page announced that Samuel was severely beaten up by two unknown persons who, are believed to be government secret agents, on June 15, 2015 at night and was admitted to hospital. Samuel died on the next day June 16, 2015 in the hospital.

According to the reports from Ethiopia Samuel Aweke used to be detained several times and was subjected to ill treatment and torture due to his political career.

Samuel Aweke was previously an active member of Unity for democracy and Justice Party and later on became Blue party’s founding member since late 2012.