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Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil Addis Abeba, April 21/2020 – Federal prosecutors have today charged journalist Yayesew Shimelis with Ethiopia’s newly enacted Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation at the federal high court Lideta branch. Yayesew was charged despite having been allowed to leave police custody on bail on two …

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, April 15/2020 – Addis Abeba Police Commission has appealed against Federal First Instance Court’s decision to release Yayesew Shimelis, journalist and producer of Tigray TV Ethio-Forum YouTube segment, on a 25, 000 birr bail. The Federal First Instance Court has granted a 25, 000 birr bail …

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, April 03/2020 – Endeshaw Tasew, Commissioner of Federal Police Commission, told Addis Standard that the police has “no comments for the time being” about the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Yayesew Shimelis, journalist and producer of Tigray TV Ethio-Forum YouTube segment. Yayesew was detained on March …