Freedom of the Press on Endangered List; Ethiopian well known journalist Temesgen imprisoned Today

According to Tariku his brother tweet on face book “Temesgen Dessalegn got arrested today and is taken to Addis Ababa Police Commission in Addis Ababa. Fitih magazine editor Misgan Zinabe is also taken along with Temesgen. A large number of police rounded Temesgen’s office around 2 pm and asked for Temesgen. Temesgen, who wasn’t in his office at the time, received a call from his editor informing him about the situation. Temesgen tried to talk to the police over the phone, asking them if they have a warrant or any charge, and told them to leave it for him at his office. The police insisted they only want to talk to him and wanted to know where to find him. Temesgen, therefore, decided to go back to his office to speak in person. However, the police put him in their car and took him to Addis Ababa Police station, commonly known as Sostegn. I also confirmed that Temesgen is at the Addis Ababa police commission”.

Temesgen_Desalegn is an Ethiopian journalist. As editor of the independent weekly newspaper Feteh, Temesgen is imprisoned today as a result of his criticism of the national government, the mayor of Addis Ababa, 40,000,000 birr personal bank deposit case.

The Ethiopian government filed 42 lawsuits against Temesgen between 2008 and september 2020,
The unlawful detention and other ill-treatment of Temesgen is a shocking reminder of the repressive media climate facing journalists in Ethiopia and illustrates the risks we face at the hands of the current government.

Stop abusing freedom of thought, freedom of Expression and freedom of press

Freedom of the Press on Endangered List

Temesgen_Desalegn is an Ethiopian journalist. As editor of the independent weekly newspaper Feteh, Temesgen is imprisoned today as a result of his criticism of the national government, the mayor of Addis Ababa, 40,000,000 birr personal bank deposit case.

The Ethiopian government filed 42 lawsuits against Temesgen between 2008 and september 2020,
The unlawful detention and other ill-treatment of Temesgen is a shocking reminder of the repressive media climate facing journalists in Ethiopia and illustrates the risks we face at the hands of the current government.

Stop abusing freedom of thought, freedom of Expression and freedom of press