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The criminal charge was filed a day after Lidetu discontinued his defense team saying his trial so far was politically motivated. Prosecutors charged him with Ethiopia’s newly enacted “Firearm Administration & Control Proclamation” under a clause penalizing possession of bulk firearms, although Lidetu was initially accused of illegaly possessing a …

By Siyanne Mekonnen @Siyaanne & Etenesh Abera @EteneshAb Addis Abeba, September 16/2020 – Weeks long attacks carried out by yet undisclosed, heavily armed militiamen in various localities of Metekel zone, Benishangul Gumuz regional state, have left unknown numbers of civilian causalities and destruction of properties. The attacks, particularly since the …

By Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil Addis Abeba, September 09/2020 – Kedir Bullo, lawyer for Ethiopian born U.S. citizen Misha Adem Chiri, told Addis Standard that his client failed to appear at a hearing adjourned for today because he was rearrested by Oromia regional state police after being released on 20, 000 …