Ethiopia: Commissioner Vows to Investigate Allegations of Jailed Journalists (+Video)
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Ethiopian human right Commission (EHRC) promised to open prompt and thorough investigations into allegations of mistreatment in Ethiopian prisons. The allegations were brought by award-winning, jailed journalist Woubshet Taye, who was denied treatment despite a health condition doctors described as “severe.”
In an exclusive video interview with the Awramba Times website, Ambassador Tiruneh Zena, commissioner of Ethiopian human right Commission said that (EHRC) is aware of the issue and investigations are underway to fix the problem. “We are awaiting our investigators’ report for the time being” said commissioner Tiruneh.
Woubshet Taye, former deputy editor of the Awramba Times was sentenced to 14 years in prison along with Eskinder Nega and Reeyot Alemu under Ethiopia’s trumped-up anti-terrorism law.