A license to torture

Though I am still afraid of another arbitrary arrest and being sent back to prison, what I fear more is the totalitarian state that complete denies freedom.

“Majority of the people favour extension of the state of emergency” Siraj Fergessa

The Ethiopian government has relaxed some of the restrictions on civil liberties imposed under a state of emergency declared on October 9, 2016. Curfews imposed near industrial sites and mega projects are no longer in effect, while the Command Post formed to enforce the decree can no longer arrest suspects without having court warrants issued, … Continue reading “Majority of the people favour extension of the state of emergency” Siraj Fergessa

Ethiopian journalist released from prison (CPJ)

New York, March 13, 2017--Authorities responsible for overseeing implementation of Ethiopia's state of emergency today released Ethiopian commentator Anania Sorri. Anania told CPJ he was released unconditionally today, four months after his November 17, 2016, detention without charge under a state of emergency the government declared the month prior. He told CPJ that he planned … Continue reading Ethiopian journalist released from prison (CPJ)

ዶ/ር መረራ የኦሮሚያን ብጥብጥ በማባባስና የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጁን በመጣስ ክስ ተመሠረተባቸው (ሪፖርተር)

የአውሮፓ ኅብረት ፓርላማ ባደረገላቸው ጥሪ ቤልጂየም ብራሰልስ ደርሰው ሲመለሱ፣  ከመስከረም 28 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ ተግባራዊ የሆነውን የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጅን በመጣስ ተጠርጥረው በእስር ላይ የሚገኙት ዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና፣ በኦሮሚያ ክልል በተለያዩ አካባቢዎች ተከስቶ የነበረውን ብጥብጥና ሁከት ሲያባብሱ እንደነበር የሚገልጽ ክስ ሐሙስ የካቲት 16 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም. ተመሠረተባቸው፡፡ የወንጀል ሕግ አንቀጽ 32 (1ሀናለ)፣ 38(1)ን፣ 27(1)ን እና … Continue reading ዶ/ር መረራ የኦሮሚያን ብጥብጥ በማባባስና የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ አዋጁን በመጣስ ክስ ተመሠረተባቸው (ሪፖርተር)