By Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil
Addis Abeba, November 10/2020 – The police on obligation at Addis Abeba police station have this afternoon rearrested Medihane Ekubamichael, product editor at Addis Normal publication.
Replace: Staff AS is comfortable to verify that @Medihane is launched from police custody, the place he was held since Saturday. There may be nothing to warrant the remand & investigation of him for 14 days!We thank everybody who reached out providing assist and luxury. #JournalismIsNotACrime! pic.twitter.com/zRMUllMD0F— Addis Normal (@addisstandard) November 9, 2020
Medihane was first detained on Saturday November 07 by members of town’s police and take to undisclosed location. He was in a while detained at Addis Abeba police in Piassa. The police introduced Medihane on November 09 to the federal first occasion courtroom the place they have been granted 14 days to remand and examine him. The police initially accused Medihane of makes an attempt to dismantle the structure by way of violence,” and “outrage against the constitution.” In a while the identical day, he was launched with solely having to point out an ID card.
Nevertheless, the police on obligation informed him that he ought to return immediately (November 10) to take his private belongings, together with his passport which was confiscated from Medihane’s residence with no courtroom warrant.
Medihane went again to the station this afternoon however was rearrested as a substitute.
A protection lawyer assigned by JAKENN Publishing PLC to characterize Medihane was informed by the police on obligation that Medihane was detained with the Addis Abeba police “only for temporary keeping” and that his actual custody belongs “to the federal police.”
“His rearrest is the epitome of the flaunting of law and order by the same forces who are supposed to protect innocent civilians; Jakenn Publishing PLC is closely following his case and will pursue all legal avenues to secure his release,” mentioned Tsedale Lemma, the editor-in-chief of Addis Normal publication. AS
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