Anti-terrorism legislation

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 22nd, 2014
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By RSF Three journalists and six bloggers who have been held for the past five months were denied bail by a federal court in Addis Ababa yesterday after the prosecution argued that article 3 of the 2009 anti-terrorism law, under which they are detained, precludes release on bail. The defence said art...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 18th, 2014
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By AFP A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday. The seven members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists were arrested in Apr...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Oct 1st, 2013
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Addis Ababa (AFP) – A leading Ethiopian opposition group gathered Sunday to protest against the country’s anti-terrorism legislation, the head of the group said. “We want the government to abrogate the law and to release all political and prisoners of conscience immediately,” Negass...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 28th, 2013
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By Peter Townson Working with various media outlets and NGOs has led to Betre Yacob being labelled a terrorist, and like many other journalists in Ethiopia, he fears for his safety as a result of his work. Betre Yacob fears for his safety after receiving unwanted attention from the Etihopian authorit...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 17th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Ethiopian police kept 40 resistance supporters disseminating flyers calling for the cancelation of anti-terrorism law they say has been utilized to smother dispute, the Unity for Democracy and Justice party said. The captures in four regions of the capital, Addis Abab...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jun 22nd, 2013
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It has been four years now since our party, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), started its peaceful struggle to ensure the establishment of an unrestricted democratic system that Ethiopia rightfully deserves. During these four years, our party has struggled resolutely so that the misguided politi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 8th, 2013
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(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court on Monday delayed again the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, who were jailed last year for terror-related offences. Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges. “The judges have re...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 2nd, 2013
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Source: Freedom Now For Immediate Release: UN Finds Imprisonment of Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega Arbitrary under International Law and Calls for Immediate Release Washington, D.C.: In an opinion released today by Freedom Now, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found the Government of E...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 2nd, 2013
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The prosecution of 29 Muslim protest leaders and others charged under Ethiopia’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law raises serious fair trial concerns. The trial is scheduled to resume in Addis Ababa on April 2, 2013, after a 40-day postponement. The case has already had major due process problems. Som...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 27th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court on Wednesday delayed again the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, who were jailed last year for terror-related offences. Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges. Both men are accused o...