Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ethiopian journalist likely held under anti-terrorism law

Authorities have not disclosed the reason for Alemu's arrest, but a local lawyer who requested anonymity for fear of government reprisals told CPJ that she has been transferred into preventive detention for a period of 28 days, pending further investigations. This is the minimum period for preventive detention under Ethiopia's 2009 anti-terrorism law, according to legal experts. Ethiopia's code of criminal procedure allows for preventative detention for a minimum of 14 days, they said. Read more….

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