Four editors arrested

June 28, 2005

Four editors arrested

The Ethiopian Government arrested:
1. Befekadu Moreda, Tomar newspaper
2. Zelalem Gebre, Menilik newspaper
3. Dawit Fassil, Asqual newspaper
4. Tamrat Serbesa, Satenaw newspaper
today, 28 June 2005 at 11:00 local time.

The Ethiopian Free press Journalists’ Association (EFJA) has been
quite worried about these recent unwelcome development.

We call on all the Ethiopian people, International press institutions
and International friends of the free press to closely follow the great danger hovering over the free press and the measures that could be taken to challenge its very existence.

The Ethiopian Free Press Journalists’ Association (EFJA)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kifle Mulat
President, EFJA
Tel/fax: + 251 1 22 21 07/ Mobile: + 251 9 22 29 39

The Ethiopian Free Press Journalists’ Association (EFJA) would keep
you all informed on the latest developments on this and other matter.

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