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Law & Order

Addis Abeba, April 24/2020 – The wife of a man whose handcuffed picture provoked the ire of many on Ethiopian social media spoke to the BBC Afaan Oromo that “he was beaten” before being escorted to a police station. The picture of Abdo Abajobir, an employee of Oromia education Bureau …

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 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 …