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Mahlet Fasil  Addis Abeba, February 05/2018 – The federal high court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced four defendants in the file name of Gurmesa Ayano et.al to six more months in jail in “contempt of court”. This is the second time the court has handed a six month sentencing …

  Addis Abeba, February 02/2018 – The Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia (AHRE) launched its new report on Ethiopia, titled: “Ailing Civic Space in an Authoritarian State: The State of Human Rights Defenders and Cost of Dissent in Ethiopia”.  The report highlighted details regarding the ever shrinking civic space …

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, February 01/2018 – Bontu Bekele, the daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Bekele Gerba, first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), told Addis Standard that her father risks “losing his left eye vision due to lack of access to proper medical treatment.” A few …