Land activist Omot Agwa presented two defense witnesses including former Gambela regional state president (June 12/2017 hearing)

The 19th criminal bench of the federal high court has heard two defense witnesses of land rights activist Omot Agwa on June 12/2017 in addition to the five defense witnesses already heard before. The witnesses were Samson Abate and former president for the Gambella regional state Okelo Akway who both are now currently in jail. […]

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Court rejected preliminary objections of Nigist Yirga et al, adjourned to hear prosecutor witnesses (March 31, 2017 hearing)

Federal High Court Lideta Division 4th Criminal Bench dropped all, except one, preliminary objections of Nigist Yirga et al on its March 31/2017 hearing. The court only accepted the objection which the defendants requested the disclosure of prosecutor witnesses against them. The first preliminary objection was regarding their right to be tried in the Amhara […]

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