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The Ethiopian gov’t arrested two journalists over battle related coverage 

Ethiopian News _ GObeze
Gobeze Sisay


The Ethiopian government on Wednesday arrested Journalist Gobeze Sisay. He was reportedly taken from his residence in Addis Ababa.

He was arrested in the early morning. 

Days before his arrest, there have been campaigns blackmailing him in connection with his coverage of the battle in the Kobo front – a town in the Amhara region of Ethiopia which the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) captured just a day after they launched the third round of fighting against the Ethiopian government. 

The journalist was born and raised in the same area and has connections on the ground.

Gobeze Sisay’s house was searched ( apparently without a court order) right after he was arrested. 

What exactly the Ethiopian government did not like about his coverage of the war in Kobo is unspecified. As of this writing, the journalist did not appear in court.

In May of this year, he was abducted in the capital Addis Ababa, held incommunicado and was released after about a week or so. 

In a related development, journalist Meaza Mohammed, founder of Roha media, is reportedly arrested on Thursday in the capital. News from her own Youtube channel said she was arrested by Federal Police officers. 

Meaza Mohammed _ Journalist
Meaza Mohammed (Photo : SM )

It is believed that she is arrested on similar grounds  but the Federal Police have not disclosed her whereabouts yet, and she has not appeared in court either.

Like Gobeze Sisay, Meaza was arrested in May this year as the Ethiopian government was  mounting a crackdown on critics and dissenting voices. 


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    The Orommuma Abiy Ahmed government biggest fear have become Amhara Journalist when OLF Oromos are freely spreading their false news and mass murdering Amharas on a daily bases. Silencing Amharas is his biggest agenda. Hoping that will keep the lid on the daily task of OLF/Prosperity Party/Oromo Shene Genocide on ethnic Amharas. What ever Abiy government does and how many people he abducts and imprisoned will not keep Amhara from getting the daily Orommuma Criminals task of murdering Amharas.

    While instigating Tigres to kill Amharas , and seeding hate between Amhara and Tigres using the War as a distraction the OLF/Prosperity Party Abiy Government Sponsored Genocide has continued with the ethnic Cleansing, robbing and Genocide of Amhara in Addis Ababa and Wellega, Oromia Zone.

    Prisons are filled with Amhara Journalist, innocent civilians abducted for wearing T-shirt of Teddy Afro, Fano, and the Green Yellow and Red flag as if that are crimes. This shows not only Abiy government does not represent Amhara and Ethiopia but confirms to be anti Amhara and Ethiopia.

    The most blatant Orommuma Abiy Government CRIME INCOME is STEALING several millions of BAIL BOND MONEY from AMHARA ABIY’S PRISONERS!!
    On one side judges post Bail Bond for the release Amhara Abiy’s prisoners at the same tome Abiy Criminal Government sends its force to illegally and forcefully take the same released on Bond Amhara Abiy’s prisoners back to Prison.

    How the Orommuma Abiy government is pleasing the OLF/OLA/OFC/Shene is by letting them get rich is by looting Amharas through heinous and gruesome crimes.

    The other systematical and economical Genocide beside the #STOPAmharaGenocide is how any and every Oromo Criminal murderer feels free and getting away with looting of land, houses, farms etc. and keeping the the loot.

    The Orommuma Abiy Government has created business for OLF/Shene Criminals to Rob Amharas wealth and money by kidnapping any Amhara child or old, women or infant they found in public or any place. Ransom money or Amharas lives easily will be lost has become a way of getting rich by Oromo Criminals as if what they looted is not enough. Just recently in Nazret Amharas were selectively picked out after stopping the bus they were traveling and demanded their families to pay ransom. After the victim families borrowed, begged and collected and paid Oromo Criminals the ransom, money those callous Oromo demon Criminals took the money and beheaded the abductees.


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