Ethiopian security forces have arrested the parents of former Ethiopian Minister of Women, Youth and Children Filsan Abdullahi Ahmed in Jigjiga.
Filsan Abdullahi said local government security forces arrested her parents and questioned them about her, calling the arrests illegal and abusive.
The arrest of Filsan’s parents is reportedly following a new uprising by the former Abi government members against the federal government and the Somali regional government.
The Somali regional government has also shut down Nabad TV, a television station based in Jigjiga, which was owned by Filsan Abdullahi.
Filsan Abdullahi became the youngest Somali woman to serve in the Ethiopian cabinet and became the first person to establish an independent television station in the Somali regional state.