Court heard remaining defense witnesses of Gurmessa Ayano et al – August 16/2017 hearing

Federal high court Lideta branch 4th criminal bench has heard remaining defense witnesses of Gurmessa Ayano et al who are defending terrorism charge. The court started today’s session by hearing Qilinto Prison Administration Head Assefa Kidane’s response on why he banned lunch for defendants that were brought by their families during yesterday’s hearing. “We bring […]

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OFC leader Dr. Merera Gudina’s hearing adjourned to next Ethiopian year (August 01/2017 hearing)

Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) Chairperson Merera Gudina (Ph.D.), who is charged with multiple criminal offenses, is now adjourned to the next Ethiopian year, October 16/2017. The Federal High Court Lideta Branch 19th Criminal Bench was adjourned to August 01/2017  to receive the constitutional interpretation from the House of Federation; on whether the list of prosecutor […]

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Activist Nigist Yirga et al case adjourned for ruling (July 18 & 19/2017 hearings)

Court decided that remaining prosecutor’s witnesses not to be heard for prosecutor failed to bring witnesses multiple times It was to hear remaining prosecutor’s witnesses that activist Nigist Yirga et al was adjourned for July 18/2017. However, prosecutor once again failed to bring witnesses. Police said it couldn’t get the witnesses on their addresses and […]

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Court rejected all preliminary objections of Dr. Merera, referred one objection to the House (July 07/2017 hearing)

It was to give a verdict on the preliminary objections presented by Dr. Merera Gudina, OFC leader, that the hearing was adjourned for July 07th 2017. Accordingly, the federal high court Lideta branch 19th criminal bench has passed verdict on the objections. The court rejected all the defendant’s objections and referred one objection which is […]

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