Ethiopian Police Crack Down on Muslim Press

Yusuf Getachew, editor of "YeMuslimoch Guday" (Muslim Affairs) was arrested for his coverage of the weekly peaceful protests in Addis Ababa among Muslims who say are opposing government interference in Mosque affairs. The government sees foreign extremist threat. (Photo: Facebook)


Nairobi, August 9, 2012- Ethiopian authorities must release a journalist who has been detained for almost three weeks, and allow three Muslim news outlets to resume publishing immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Local journalists believe the Muslim press in Ethiopia is being targeted for its coverage of protests by the Muslim community.

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