Muslim Activists Sentenced Under Terror Laws in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Muslims have been protesting against state interference in their religious affairs since 2011. In 2012, 29 members of a committee in talks with the government were arrested and charged which led to further action and calls for their release. The 20 protesters, including two journalists, who have now been sentenced by the High Court, were advocating for their release.
Muslims in Addis Ababa protest against what they perceive as government interference in religious affairs (file photo).
CPJ, 4 January 2017
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists from the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal. Khalid Mohamed and… Read more »
Addis Standard, 21 December 2016
The federal High Court 19th criminal bench has today found 20 defendants, including two journalists, guilty of terrorism related charges and violating the country's penal code. Read more »
CPJ, 10 September 2016
Ethiopian authorities today released Yusuf Getachew, editor-in-chief of Ye Muslimoch Guday (Muslim Affairs), who has been imprisoned since his arrest in July 2012, a relative of… Read more »
CPJ, 11 March 2016
Solomon Kebede, the managing editor of the now-defunct Ethiopian paper Ye Muslimoch Guday (Muslim Affairs), was sentenced to prison Thursday, more than three years after being… Read more »