(Ethiopia: UA 255/16)
(Amnesty International) — Zone 9 blogger Befeqadu Hailu was arbitrarily arrested and is being detained due to his open criticism of the Ethiopian government during a media interview. He should be immediately and unconditionally released.
- Calling on the Ethiopian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Befeqadu Hailu;
- Calling on them to ensure that pending Befeqadu Hailu’s release, he is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment;
- Urging them to ensure that he is given access to his lawyer.
Contact these two officials by 27 December, 2016: