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    Main » 2011 » September » 25

    OSGA Appeal for Urgent Action

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    Views: 557 | Added by: dani | Date: 2011-09-25 | Comments (21)

    Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi calling for the release of two journalists who were arrested in JuneReyot Alemu and Wubeshet Taye, and for an investigation into the conditions in which they have been held. Reyot, a young woman columnist, is in very poor health, while Wubeshet, the deputy editor of a weekly, says he has been mistreated.

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    Views: 453 | Added by: dani | Date: 2011-09-25 | Comments (0)

    Reporters Without Borders condemns the charges of "terrorist activities” which, according to Ethiopian government spokesman Shimeles Kemal yesterday, were brought against Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye of the Kontinent news agency when they appeared before an Addis Ababa court on 6 September.

    Two Ethiopian journalists – Wubeshet Taye, the deputy editor of the weekly Awramba Times ... Read more »

    Views: 594 | Added by: dani | Date: 2011-09-25 | Comments (2)

     am Eskinder Nega. To be sure, I am the voice of Eskinder Nega

    It is impossible to scare, arrest, muzzle or jail the voices of truth. I can claim that I, the voice of Eskinder Nega, am as free as the birds in the sky and free to speak out to those terrorized by the truth. So many people across the globe who have heard of Eskinder’s plight may think that he is a totally helpless prisoner. But that is not true. Neither his fellow detainees accused of "terrorism” nor Eskinder, a faithful and passionate advocate of nonviolence, are prisoners. In the absence of courts run by sane judges and justices with conscience, there can be no prisoners held lawfully. Dissenters, opposition leaders and journa ... Read more »

    Views: 448 | Added by: dani | Date: 2011-09-25 | Comments (0)

    Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today for the safety of Ethiopia’s journalists after a long-time government critic was arrested along with four opposition party members on 15 September in Addis Ababa, becoming the latest in a series of local and foreign reporters to be held on "terrorism" charges. 

       Ethiopia’s 2009 "anti-terrorist” law has today become "the most serious challenge for the country’s journalists," secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said, "and the arrests and other measures it involves provokes fear and uncertainty among the media.

    "We understand that some of the Ethiopian media have indeed been extremely virulent and some journalists have pushed things to th ... Read more »

    Views: 489 | Added by: dani | Date: 2011-09-25 | Comments (0)

    September 5, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) - Some 29 terror suspects, which Ethiopian police said have links with banned rebel group the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), have been arrested by the country’s security services.

    Among detained, are nine members of opposition parties, Oromo Peoples Congress (OPC) and Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM) the National Intelligence and Security Service and Federal Police Joint Anti-Terrorist Taskforce said on Tuesday. ... Read more »

    Views: 469 | Added by: dani | Date: 2011-09-25 | Comments (0)

    The government said Thursday that it was preparing to charge more than 100 prisoners with terrorism, and dismissed calls by a rights groups to release them immediately. The government said it had arrested 121 people in March and accused them of being members of the outlawed Oromo Liberation Front rebel group. Human Rights Watch ... Read more »
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