Ethiopian Authorities Order Release of Kenyan Journalist Juma

Ethiopian Attorney General Adanech Abebe has ordered the immediate release of Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma who has been in Ethiopian police custody for over 50 days. He is part of a group of over 30 people who were arrested in the aftermath of the assassination on Oromo musician Hachalu Hundessa in July, 2020. Dozens of people were killed and thousands injured in protests over the artist's death. Juma is facing charges of incitement and involvement in violence, plotting to create ethnic violence and plotting to kill senior Ethiopian officials.


Yassin Juma (file photo).

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