Ethiopia Frees More Imprisoned Journalists on the Eve of Obama’s Historic Visit
Ethiopian journalists jailed for more than a year after being accused of attempting to destabilize the state have been released. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) tweeted the news:
The first three were released on Wednesday. On Thursday CPJ said charges against two other journalists had been dropped.
“The release of these five journalists is a welcome turn of events in Ethiopia, where the number of journalists in prison has steadily increased in recent years,” said CPJ East Africa Representative Tom Rhodes in a statement.