Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tougher rules for Ethiopia's State of emergency

(Oct 22, (african news))--The rules for Ethiopia’s state of emergency are becoming more draconian as more than 1000 people, mostly Oromos have been arrested in the region of Sebeta near the capital Addis Ababa. Ethiopia has issued additional set of rules for the state of emergency declared last week.

The rules indicate that posting communication that could spark protest or unrest on social media constitutes a crime. Most of the regulations imposed have been widely seen as directly violating the right to freedom of expression and it includes diplomats asking for permission to travel more than 40 kilometers from the capital.

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