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Awramba Times editor tortured

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The deputy editor of Awramba Times, Woubshet Taye, who was arrested a week ago, June 19, may have been tortured by the interrogators at Maekelawi Prison, according to a family member.

It’s been 8 days since Woubshet has been picked up by heavily armed security forces and thrown in jail. So far no one has been allowed to visit him.

Another journalist, Reeyot Alemu, who was arrested last Monday, is also held {www:incommunicado}.

A relative of Woubshet told Ethiopian Review correspondent in Addis Ababa today that he fears Woubshet and the other prisoners are being tortured and urged press right groups to speak out on their behalf.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has issued a statement condemning the arrests of Woubshet and Reeyot.

Since Friday, June 17, the Woyanne junta has been rounding up journalists and hundreds of suspected dissidents in a new wave of arrests.

10 thoughts on “Awramba Times editor tortured

  1. What else do you expect. In Ethiopia there is state terrorism going on under the leadership of “friendly tyrant” Meles Zenawi and sponsered by his masters.

  2. How long time can we live under under this nazi Woyane?Ende Neger Madreg alibin!!In nummber if we give them anote Woyane is 30 persons.One bullet not hard for us to this bullshit Aduwa.

  3. Weyane masters should be responsible for the torture.
    They appeasing weyane because weyane is providing service to his masters (to send army to Sudan).

  4. There goes the last surviving private media company . Reporting the truth can be a deadly mistake in Ethiopia . Sheik Mo Alamoudi should start a media company and praise the Ethiopian government the whole time so the western donor countries think there is free press in Ethiopia .

  5. dear Elias : Ethiopians are suffering not because of woyane because they do not want to accept their meekness .the opposition they are they are the one who make us to suffer .let god bring NEW GENERATION.

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