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Prominent Ethiopian dissident tells Finland to stop sending aid: “It’s propping up tyranny”

12 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Yle and Mika Mäkeläinen
This time in prison Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega was no longer tortured, thanks in part to increased international pressure and public awareness.

Balloons celebrate Eskinder Nega’s recent release from prison. Image: Mika Mäkeläinen / Yle

“Are you here to meet Eskinder Nega?” a man selling fries on the streets of Addis Ababa asks me. After answering in the affirmative, I am assured by the others standing nearby: “Eskinder is a good man”.
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