Redwan Hussein defends arrest of bloggers and journalists (+Video)
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Redwan Hussein, head of Ethiopia’s communication affairs office under a ministerial portfolio has said the recent arrest of Ethiopian bloggers was not a political decision and had nothing to do with their profession.
“We didn’t arrest anyone because of his/her profession but with serious criminal activities,”. Redwan said at a press conference in Addis Ababa on Friday.
“Most of them are not journalists but activists … if someone engaged in criminal activities, he will face prosecution regardless of his profession” he added.
Redwan also spoke out about the cause and effect of the deadly protest sparked in several universities of the Oromia region last week.
Please watch the press conference highlights below