Journalist Gobeze Sisay, who has been missing for more than a week, He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture.
A week later, yesterday, May 10, 2022. Journalist Gobeze returns home; He told the BBC he had been blindfolded until he arrived at his “old house” and was questioned.
Journalist Gobeze told the BBC he had learned that he had been detained by the Armed Forces after hearing his captives talking about their way to the scene.
How was journalist Gobeze arrested?
“I was arrested on the eve of Eid, around 4pm on Sunday,” he said. According to Gobeze, about 7 or 8 civilians in uniform, who did not look like government security forces, jumped into the compound.
“It’s hard to say they are security forces. Their actions do not seem to be government security forces.
Journalist Gobeze inquires about the identities of the individuals, but says they refuse to respond immediately.
“They have weapons. When I asked them who they were, they didn’t want to show me IDs. They were swearing,” he said.
Journalist Gobeze says he is skeptical of the government’s dress and grooming. He describes the people who came to arrest him.
“They are dressed differently and they are wearing hats. They have grown hair. They look like gangsters,” he said.
He also said that one of the people who came to arrest him had started filming. When he repeatedly asked who they were, he recalled that one of the individuals had told him they were security forces and that he had been given an ID.
“The ID he showed me was a member of the Defense Forces and the information was nothing. Then they took me out,” said Gobeze.
Gobeze says the car in which the men were traveling had a National Guard license plate.
He says that when he was arrested and taken out of the house, he was blindfolded and taken away. Riding in the car, “I was very upset and they talked. I know they took me away from the military,” he said.
Journalist Gobeze says the men were taking orders from the so-called ‘general’ where they were being taken.
“He was telling them directions, but I don’t think they knew. In the end, they took me to a courtyard.
Gobeze says an investigator came and interrogated him.
“My face will be covered when the interrogator arrives,” said journalist Gobeze. He recalls three times when he was interrogated by an interrogator.
“The first is that you support Fano; you are a member of Fano. The second is that you are an Oromo dew. The third is that you have a hand in various conflicts.”
Journalist Sisay claims that the issues he was asking about were issues that he was covering in the media and in the social media.
During his detention, Gobeze also questioned the identities of his captives and said, “Sometimes they say we are defensive. They say they are co-ordinating defense and security.”
Journalist Gobeze says he was taken from his home by a vehicle with a National Guard board and that he believed he was being held by the so-called ‘General’ because the men were pointing the way.
Journalist Gobeze Sisay told the BBC he had not been physically assaulted and had no food problems during his detention.
Journalist Gobeze He said his captors blindfolded him and left him at around 3pm.
“Do not do this kind of work. We are building our country together. Wherever you are, you will not escape from us.” They gave me a threatening speech, “he said.
Journalist Gobeze Sisay has told the BBC that his detention and threats will not distract him from his media work.
“You can follow me. There may be pressures for a family friend to say, ‘Leave me alone.’ But that will not hold me back.
Journalist Gobeze Sisay previously worked for Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) and then ours.
Journalist Gobeze attracted the attention of many on his Facebook page when TPLF forces invaded the Amhara region during the war in northern Ethiopia.