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Canadians arrested in Ethiopia granted bail

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March 3, 2020

Canadian Humanitarian, Alberta based charitable organization with charity programs in Ethiopia, confirmed on Tuesday that the Canadians arrested in Ethiopia since February 29 are granted bail.

10 Canadian Volunteers, three Canadian staff, and two Ethiopians were arrested in Gonder town, in North-Western part of the country,  for practicing medicine without permission from relevant authorities and for using “expired medicines.”

Canadian Humanitarian (CH)wrote on its website: “With support of Canadian consular officials, Global Affairs Canada and legal representatives on the ground, Canadian Humanitarian can confirm that documentation is currently being processed that will hopefully see the detainees released on bail tomorrow…”

Detainees have received fair treatment, as required by the international law, in prison,  Consular officers and CH representatives who were given access to the prison have confirmed, as reported by CH.

Based on information from CH, it seems that Ethiopia might continue investigating the case. “Ethiopian authorities have suggested the detainees may need to remain in Ethiopia while an investigation is completed. The organization will be pursuing all avenues to see its employees and volunteers return home as soon a possible,” said CH.

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  1. The roads get blocked in Ethiopia regularly . Right now people cannot walk or drive to Debre Zeit from Addis Ababa safely.

    Bandits are every hundred meters. So if medication expires while being suffering delays on the road or after the bandits stole the medications , it is not the fault of these NGO Canadian Doctors but the fault of the Ethiopian government security apparatus, which is not doing their job of securing the transportation corridor.

  2. They do the same to many people here and there these citizens of superpowers . Thier identity priveleged them from facing the consquences of thier crimes .

    Afterall, the justice system is out there for the good of some members of our or thier society by demonizing the multitude impoverished group.Poor are supposed to fill jails while the rich are making profit out of this deal. We see people got arrested and freed for no junky reasons like the innocent people freed by Colonel Abiy.


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