He said: "I am a member of the UDJ
party and I was chairman for one ward area, 38.
"We are here today because we are worried about her health and we want to see for ourselves what her condition is," senior UDJ
official Seye Abraha told Reuters at the entrance to Kaliti prison, 20 km from the capital Addis Ababa.
In June 2008, former CUD vice-chairman Birtukan Mideksa was elected the party chairman of the new Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ
) party at its inaugural session in Addis Ababa.
The new alliance comprises the Ethiopian Democratic Unity Movement, the Ethiopian and Oromo Federalist Movement, the Somali Democratic Alliance Forces, UDJ
, the Arena Tigray Democratic and Sovereignty Party and the United Ethiopian Democratic Forces (UEDF).
Dr Negasso has hold the Ethiopian government responsible for the recent disruption of a political meeting organized by an opposition party, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ
),in Adama town, Oromiya's regional capital.
Five additional parties were established in 2002: Djibouti Development Party (PDD); Peoples Social Democratic Party (PPSD); Republican Alliance for Democracy (ARD); Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ
); Movement for Democratic Renewal (MRD).
July 21, 2009(ADDIS ABABA) -- As internal crises engulfs Ethiopia's biggest opposition party, Unity for Democracy and Justice, the UDJ
on Tuesday denied suspending its 21 higher members.
May 26, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) -- Ethiopia's biggest opposition, Unity for Democracy and Justice party (UDJ
) on Tuesday accused the government of obstructing its constitutional rights and preventing from conducting a peaceful political meeting.
In December 2008, Birtukan Mideksa, leader of the UDJ
Party was re-arrested and her life sentence reinstated after she discussed details of the pardon process at a meeting in Sweden.
By Tesfa-alem Tekle April 17, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) -- Some 250 supporters of imprisoned opposition leader on Thursday marched in the main streets of Addis Ababa demanding the release of Birtukan Mideksa, leader of Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ