Kibrom Worku, the editor and head of the news department at Ahadu Radio and TV, remains in custody after the court released him on December 12th and arrested them on December 8th and December 10th, respectively.
Kibroms Attorney Tigabu Desalegn said Addis Ababa police had notified Lideta Federal Supreme Court that Kibrom would be released from prison on November 18, 2021, six days after Arada First Lower Court granted ETB 15,000 bail. Kibrom was arrested by Addis Ababa police on October 22, 2021 after media reports that TPLF-loyal forces captured Hayik, a small town in the South Wollo zone. Kibrom’s father and attorney told Addis Standard that he has not yet been released. His attorney recalled that he had exhibited in the Lideta High Court on November 25, 2021 Habeas Corpus. According to him, yesterday the court asked the Addis Ababa police to explain why journalist Kibrom was not released. “Police insisted that he be released on November 18, 2021,” he said, adding, “But the police did not bring any evidence to the court.” The court gave an alternative date for the investigation on December 21, 2021, Tigabu said.
Kibrom’s father Worku Abraha announced to Addis Standard that he I received information that his son is being detained at a police station in Akaki Kaliti, commonly known as “Abba Samuel”. He said, “But we can’t see him because the police deny he’s there whenever we visit,” adding, “If my son had a connection with TPLF as they said, I would be first Person who had him arrested. I’m not a TPLF expert, and neither is my son. “His suspicion that his son was arrested for his name, he continued:” If he had really made a professional mistake in his job, the police would have lawfully prosecuted him On the other hand, Meaza Mohammed, co-founder of the online media company Roha Media and former journalist at Abbay Media, has not yet been since her arrest on Saturday, December 10, 2021, according to her husband Robel Gebeyehu appeared in court. “Your defense team plans to release an ahabeas corpus,” said Robel. Addis Standard also learned from close friends that Eyasped Tesfaye, activist and co-founder of the Ubuntu YouTube channel, has not been brought to justice since his arrest on December 8, 2021.