Alberto Livone, Italian aid worker held in Ethiopia since November 6 – world released

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    has been released Alberto Livone, humanitarian worker Emily has been detained since Saturday 6 November at a police station in Addis Ababa awaiting confirmation of the legality of his payment of refugee funds. This was confirmed by the NGO whose coordinator in Ethiopia, “Vis” (“International Volunteering for Development”). “We are finally happy to announce the release of our colleague Alberto Livone, who has been detained in Ethiopia in recent days,” wrote the newspaper, “VIS” on its website.

    “The operation conducted by the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia, to which we thank for the tireless commitment, today resulted in the release of the Italian VIS operator in good condition,” the statement added.

    “We remain concerned about the two domestic VIS operators still being held, and we continue to monitor their situation, and also hope that they will be released immediately,” the note concludes.
    65-year-old Livonne was arrested by security forces at his home in Addis Ababa after a raid and other operators were suspended from the local staff of FES. According to media rumors, the Ethiopian authorities wanted to ascertain why the FIS coordinator sold about $ 20,000 to a person: even if there were no official charges, Ethiopian investigators suspected that the money was used to help the PFLP militants. From the liberation of the Tigray River (Fplt) now launched to conquer the capital, not just the refugees. Vis in Ethiopia supports the Salesians team on youth vocational education and training projects and is very active in northern Tigray.

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