Teddy Afro – Popular Ethiopian artist reportedly detained

October 13,2014

Teddy Afro
Teddy Afro

Ethiopia’s popular singer Tewodros Kassahun, endeared as Teddy Afro, is detained earlier today, reported DeBirhan.

According to the report, Teddy appeared at Arada first instance court where the judge ordered his release on 30,000 Ethiopian Birr (about US$ 1500) bail. There is no confirmation for the release of Teddy Afro as yet.

De Birhan report indicates that Teddy is arrested on grounds of his purchase of untaxed vehicle which is said to have happened about eight years ago.

In fact Teddy Afro was incarcerated for years on alleged grounds of “hit and run.”

However, for millions it is not questionable at all that Teddy Afro is a victim of ethno-nationalist politicians. As popular as he is, Teddy Afro has got haters in radical ethno-nationalist quarter.

In related development, one of the boldest critic of regime in power – journalist Temesgen Desalegne is arrested same day. More updates will follow as it becomes available.

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