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ETHIOPIA: CONTINUED DETENTIONS DESPITE BAIL ORDERS

 


 

 

24 September 2020

 

ETHIOPIA: CONTINUED DETENTIONS DESPITE BAIL ORDERS

 

(ADDIS ABABA) - Authorities should promptly release Lidetu Ayalew and other detainees who have continued to be held in detention despite bail orders by courts, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said.

 

On September 22, a high court in East Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, granted Lidetu bail of 100,000 birr, but authorities are yet to implement the decision.

“The continued detentions of Lidetu and others in spite of bail grants reflect disregard for the rule of law and are violations of human rights,” said Daniel Bekele, EHRC’s chief commissioner. 

For more information:

 

Aaron Maasho (Amharic and English)  

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EHRC Senior Advisor, Communications/Spokesperson  

aaron.maasho@gmail.com

+251911364027

 

Mesganaw Mulugeta (Amharic and English)

EHRC Senior Advisor

mesganaw@yahoo.com

+251911105771

 

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an independent federal state body established by Parliament in accordance with the Federal Constitution as a national human rights institution with the mandate for promotion and protection of human rights.

 


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