Journalist Dawit Kebede arrested Again. – Abugida, Addis Abeba

March 6th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

Editor-in-chief of newly printed news paper “Awra Amba Times”, Mr. Dawit Kebede has been kidnapped by EPRDF security men this morning.

According to family members and friends, he was taken to “Wereda” 6 police station. They learnt his whereabouts after a full day of agonizing search for him. There was neither Court warrant for his arrest nor any charges yet. (more…)

Editor-in-chief of newly printed news paper “Awra Amba Times”, Mr. Dawit Kebede has been kidnapped by EPRDF security men this morning.

According to family members and friends, he was taken to “Wereda” 6 police station. They learnt his whereabouts after a full day of agonizing search for him. There was neither Court warrant for his arrest nor any charges yet.

It is believed the cause for his arrest was an article titled “freedom of writing should be respected” in Awra Amba Times which hit the streets yesterday. The fact that the news paper sold out with a high demand from readers for more prints angered woyanne officials. According to political analysts, the content of the article made officials very furious since it talks about against what they stand for.

Journalist Dawit Kebede was released last July from prison after 2 years of imprisonment on false accusation of 2005 post election violence. He was editor of “Hadar” news paper at the time which has been banned since.

Publishers Dawit Kebede and Wosonseged Gebrekidan received official letters of accreditation for two Amharic-language current affairs weeklies, Awramba Times and Harambe, this last February.

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