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Zone 9 Bloggers Finally Get Verdict – 4 Acquitted, 1 Faces Criminal Charges

ADDIS ABABA – The four remaining imprisoned members of the Zone 9 blogging group appeared in a court in Addis Ababa on Friday for their 39th hearing. Since their arrest, the four bloggers – Abel Wabela, Atnaf Berhane, Natneal Feleke Read more ›

Ethiopia: Court orders police to file charges against incarcerated ‘Zone 9’ bloggers and journalists

A court has directed the police to finalize its investigations and file charges against 6 members of a blogging community ‘Zone 9’, as well 3 journalists, who have been in custody for about 58 days Defense attorney, Amha Mekonnen, told Read more ›

Ethiopia: Human rights groups demand release of jailed bloggers and journalists

Several activist groups have raised their voices in protest against the recent arrest of six bloggers and three journalists by the government. Reports indicate that the group, who were arrested late last week, have been charged with inciting public unrest Read more ›

Police confront Semayawi Party protesters

Police officers have reportedly jarred with members of the opposition Blue Party once again during the group’s much anticipated demonstrations in the past two days. Reports indicate that security agents attempted to divert the protesters from their planned course. However, Read more ›