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Getachew-Shiferaw-negereethiopia
  Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, May 26/2017 – In what came as a big moment of relief to family and friends,  despite it being a further blow to freedom of the press in Ethiopia, the federal high Court 19th criminal bench has this morning sentenced Journalist Getachew Shiferaw editor-in-chief of …

Yonatan
  Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba – May 25, 2017 – The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced Yonatan Tesfaye, social media activist and former public relations head of the opposition Blue Party to six years and three months in jail. In its ruling this morning, the court …

Yonatan
  Mahlet Fasil  Addis Abeba, May 16, 2017 – The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today passed a guilty verdict against Yonatan Tesfaye, former opposition Blue Party public relations head. Yonatan was first arrested in December 2015, barely a month after the first wave of a year-long #Oromoprotests …

Bekele
  Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, May 15, 2017 – The federal high court 4th criminal bench has once again adjourned to June 07 a key verdict on one of the high-profile terrorism charges in the file name of the first defendant Gurmesa Ayano et al.  Included in this file are …

Book review
Original Title in Amharic: [ፈርዖን፡ የአምባገነኖች ተምሳሌት] Author: Ahmedin Jebel Published: Aug. 2015 Reviewed by Abadir M. Ibrahim, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, May 12, 2017 – The author wrote the book during his time in prison, where he remains for over four and a half years at the time …

Zeid Ra'ad
  Merhatsidk  Mekonnen  Abayneh, For Addis Standard Bahir Dar, May 9, 2017 – Being one of the first 51 founding members of the United Nations, Ethiopia’s relation with the world body is as old as the latter’s formation way back in June 1945. In fact, it was one of the …

PM-HMD
  By Felix Horne, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 21, 217 – In February 2016, an 18-year-old student who I will call Tolessa and two friends took part in their first protest, in Oromia’s East Hararghe zone. As the crowd moved forward, they were met by a line of …

police-beating-protestsers
  Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, April 18/2017 – Shortly after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spoke to the BBC rejecting the need for a UN inquiry, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, (EHRC), a government body tasked to investigate recent anti-government protests that rocked Ethiopia, said a total of 669 Ethiopians …

Letter
  Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, April 12, 2017 – Jailed Ethiopian journalist Elias Gebru and former opposition party leader Daniel Shibeshi say prison officials at the Bole Sub City detention facility, where they have been held for the last five months without charges, have told them that they are neither …

9th batch Liyu police graduation ceremony in jigjiga January 2016
  By J. Bonsa (PhD), Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 10, 2017 – It is saddening to witness repetitions of similar tragic events in history. Recurrences of such dreadful events can even sound farcical when they happen in a very short span of both time and space. This …
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