Fears for two Ethiopian teachers

By Amber Henshaw
BBC News, Addis Ababa
A human rights organisation has expressed fears for two teachers arrested in Ethiopia last month.
According to Amnesty International, the two men are being held incommunicado without charge.
Wasihun Melese and Anteneh Getnet are members of the Ethiopian Teachers' Association - the oldest trade union representing some 500,000 teachers.
The ETA has criticised the government in the past and says the authorities have targeted it since last year's
election.
Amnesty International says that Wasihun Melese, a prominent activist in the Addis Ababa branch, was arrested at his home by police and taken to the Central Investigation Bureau where he is still being held without charge.
Shortly after his arrest, three men in plain clothes reportedly entered the ETA's office in the capital and left with Anteneh Getnet, another union activist.
His whereabouts are still unknown.
The Association says government officials have repeatedly tried to close it down.
The union criticized the government's handling of the post-election protests which led to the deaths of about 80 people and thousands of others being arrested.
No one from the government or police was able to comment on the claims.

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