Lawyers representing Yassin Juma, a Kenyan journalist detained in Ethiopia, say authorities are still holding him despite an Ethiopian court last week ordering his release on bail. Press freedom groups are calling on Ethiopian authorities to release Juma who was arrested in July along with two Ethiopian journalists. Juma has been held in Ethiopia since his arrest in early July despite a court ordering his release on bail last Thursday. This is not the first time Ethiopian police have ignored court orders to release detained journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says an Ethiopian court in March ordered police to release three arrested journalists.
Source: Ethiopian News August 12, 2020 05:37 UTC