Ethiopia file charges against a group of bloggers, journalists detained …

Detainees not seen by friends, family members so far

By Mahlet Fasil

Charges were brought against a group of bloggers writing for Zone9 and three journalists detained by security forces on Friday April 25th and Saturday April 26th.

Friends of the detainees were told this morning at the Ma’ekelawi, the central investigation office where the detainees were are kept since Friday that charges were already filed against the detainees on Sunday April 27th. According to journalist Lily Yekoye, who is at the Arada First Instance Court First Bench where the charges were filed, the main charge against the detainees was accepting money and working with foreign organizations and rights activists and using social media to destabilize the country. Read full story on Addis Standard

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