Court orders newspapers publishers to pay fine,issues summons – By a Contributor in Addis Ababa

July 4th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

The Ethiopian federal high court has on Wednesday issued an order to the federal police to collect monetary fines imposed on four publishing houses convicted by a kangaroo court on charges stemming from the post 2005 election riots. (more…)

The Ethiopian federal high court has on Wednesday issued an order to the federal police to collect monetary fines imposed on four publishing houses convicted by a kangaroo court on charges stemming from the post 2005 election riots.

The publishing houses are:

1. Serkalem Publishing, owner of Menelik, Asqual and Satenaw newspapers, fined 120, 000 birr
2. Sisay Publishing, owner of Ethiop newspaper, fined 100,000 birr
3. Zekarias Publishing, owner of Netsanet newspaper, fined 60,000 birr
4. Fasil Publishing, owner of Addis Zena newspaper, fined 15,000 birr

While the owners of three publishing houses are still in the country, the owner of Fasil Publishing, Fasil Yenealem, is in exile, resettled in the Netherlands from Kenya.

The court has issued a summons for the publishers to appear before the first criminal bench of the federal high court in January 2009 should they fail to pay by then. The police are expected to come calling sometime between now and then.

  1. Medeksaa
    | #1

    Eventhough we oromos were Ethiopias undisputed majority, but still we oromos forced to learn and speak amaras minority language within our own territory and regions, W H Y ? ? ?
    Is`t that what we call cultural opperession,cultural domination and cultural colonization ? ?

    ETHIOPIAS NATIONAL LANGUAGE SHOULD BE DEMOCRATIZED AND SHOULD IMMEDATELLY BE CHANGED FROM AMARA MINORITY LANGAUGE (AMHARIC) TO ETHIOPIAS MAJORITY (AFFAN OROMOFFIAA).

  2. aselefu
    | #2

    Was the name medeksaa used to be spelled with one ‘a’ before the latin injection of the oromo language?

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