Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Oromo protests: Blogger Seyoum Teshome arrested as Nigerian factory and police station attacked

(Oct 05, 2016, (IBTimes))--Ethiopian authorities have confirmed they arrested a prominent blogger who criticised the government's handling of protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions. Officials said Seyoum Teshome, who works as a lecturer at the  Ambo University's campus in Woliso, Oromia, was arrested on 1 October.

Ethiopia's government spokesman, Getachew Reda, told news agency AP he was investigating on the reasons behind the arrest. When police arrested Teshome at his house, they also confiscated his computer, an Ethiopian journalist exiled in Nairobi told the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

The organisation has called for Teshome's immediate and unconditional release, alleging the arrest was part of the government's attempts to quell ongoing protests in Oromia. Read more from IBTimes » Read more from IBTimes »

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