Ethiopia Arrests 3 Egyptians in Gambela Trying to Board Bus Bound for Assosa


Turkish Press

Thursday, May 08, 2014

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian security forces have arrested three Egyptians in Ethiopia’s westernmost Gambela region near the border with South Sudan, a senior security source said.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said two were arrested while trying to board a public bus bound for Assosa in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, where Ethiopia is building the multibillion-dollar Renaissance hydroelectric dam on the Nile River.

The third, he added, was seized by Ethiopian citizens while taking pictures of a new dam being constructed on the Baro River, a tributary of the Nile River.

According to the security source, the three Egyptians are currently in police custody in Gambella where they are being interrogated.

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