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Zone9 Bloggers case, Presented to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Six Zone9bloggers collective members and three other independent journalists are in detention since last April 2014.  accusation of Ethiopian government which suspected them in working with human rights organizations was changed to terrorism after 23 days of interrogation. after three months on interrogation detention , all of them including one more blogger in absentia  were […]

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Ethiopia: Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies as Journalists Convicted

CIVICUS: WORLD ALLIANCE FOR CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS PROJECT AND ETHIOPIA HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT Ethiopia’s already limited space for civil society and human rights defenders is undergoing further contraction, warns CIVICUS, The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, and the Ethiopia Human Rights Project (EHRP). Throughout […]

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International Human Right Organizations have called for the Release of Zone9 Bloggers and Journalists

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Re: Detained journalists and bloggers Dear Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, We write to you to express our grave concern regarding the terrorism charges laid against seven bloggers associated with the Zone 9 website and three independent journalists in […]

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