EMF — [
] [The news in Amharic] Journalists Dawit Kebede, publisher of awramba times, and the editor Wondirad Debretsion are charged today by Zenawi’s persecutors, the senior editor Fitsum Mamolet told EMF. The charges include “Inciting the public through false rumors”. Our source also said that the journalists were getting serious telephone threats by the security agents for publishing report about Dr. Berhanu Nega, leader of the newly formed Ginbot 7 movement for democracy and justice. .
The two are also charged for publishing interview with Dr. Yacob Hailemariam. On its yesterday issue, the paper has published Dr. Berhanu’s comment on how Ethiopians should learn from the USA elections. It was a transcribed comment of Dr. Berhanu Nega on the Voice of America. The prosecutor filed charges against the journalists based on article 486 of the criminal code.
The prosecutors considered it as crimes against the security of the state (articles 240,257(e) and 261(a).