Breaking News – Independent Ethiopian Journalist Temesgen Desalegn Arrested

temesgen2_330_228-300x207Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn has been arrested by Ethiopian police today, October 13, 2014 for articles he wrote before 2013.

Temesgen was the editor in chief of the critical newspaper, Feteh, which was closed by government order. The Ethiopian government filed over 100 lawsuits against him, some of which he is still fighting. He has also been arrested briefly in 2013. He worked as the editor in chief of another critical magazine, Addis Times before it also got closed by the government. 

Temesgen becomes raises the number of Ethiopian journalists and publishers charged and detained over 11 this year alone.

His next appointment is on October 27, 2014; the date he will be sentenced.

Source:: Debirhan


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