Video on journalist Eskinder Nega in detention in Ethiopia

December 5, 2013

Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega is serving an 18-year prison sentence for “terrorism”. He was charged in 2011 after giving speeches and writing articles criticizing the government and supporting free speech. He is a Amnesty prisoner of conscience. Eskinder has long been a thorn in the side of the Ethiopian authorities. He has previously been harassed, arrested and prosecuted a number of times for his writing. Between 2006 and 2007, Eskinder and his wife Serkalem Fasil were detained and tried on treason and other charges along with 129 other journalists, opposition politicians and activists. Serkalem gave birth to their son Nafkot while in prison. In May 2013, Eskinder wrote from prison: “I will live to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It may or may not be a long wait. Whichever way events may go, I shall persevere!”

 

One Response to “Video on journalist Eskinder Nega in detention in Ethiopia”


  1. […] In February 2018, Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega was freed by the country’s new after serving six years in prison. His journey hasn’t been easy—not long after his release, he was detained wrongfully for twelve days along with several other writers and journalists. We’re keeping a close eye on Ethiopia but are thrilled that Nega and his colleagues finally have their freedom. Watch EFF’s Rainey Reitman in conversation with Eskinder Nega. See also: https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2013/12/05/video-on-journalist-eskinder-nega-in-detention-in-ethio… […]


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