Sep 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Two weeks after his rearrest, first court appearance, Fed. court grants Fed. police 14 days to remand Ethiopian Herald editor Tsegaye Hagos

– Judges at the Federal First Instant Court today granted the Federal Police 14 days in custody against Tsegaye Hagos, an editor at The Herald , the English-language publications of the Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA). Today.

Tsegaye Hagos was brought before the federal court of first instance for the second time since his arrest on August 24, 2021. The federal police asked the court for another 14 days to investigate. Federal police officials presented their results, in which they said the suspect had passed information on to Dimtsi Weyane (DW) and argued that there was material evidence against him.

His brother spoke to Addis Standard < / em> Regarding the events surrounding his arrest, he said that the Federal Police took Tsegaye from his office on August 24, 2021. ”For his part, Tsegaye informed the court that he had been arrested 10 months ago and was held in prison for two months before being released on bail for lack of material evidence against him. He also argued that he was innocent of all charges against him.

After the court heard both the defense and the police’s arguments, the court granted the police another 14 days to investigate and theirs Present evidence and gave an alternative date on September 23, 2021.

Tsegaye Hagos was first arrested with three other journalists on November 7, 2020, three days after the armed conflict broke out in the Tigray region. He was later accused, along with ten others, of collaborating with the Tigray Peoples ’Liberation Front (TPLF) and others to cause ethnic conflict, defame the government and violate the Constitution. He was released on bail two months later before being arrested again two weeks ago.