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Vol 53 No 2

Published 20th January 2012


Ethiopia

Critics still not welcome

In Africa Confidential Vol 52 No 25, we said Wubishet Taye of the Awramba Times had fled Ethiopia (‘Critics still not welcome’). In fact, it was Awramba Times Managing Editor Dawit Kebede who fled the country after hearing that he was about to be arrested. This followed the revoking of a conditional pardon after his conviction for ‘inciting and conspiring to commit outrages on the constitutional order’. Dawit’s supporters say the conviction was false. Wubishet has been in detention since June 2011.

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