Tag Archives: Yonatan Tesfaye

TPLF vainly copies China’s ways — Censorship & planting pseudonymous articles in social media —hoping to trump an Ethiopia ‘agenda’ to save its increasingly slipping power (Part I)

22 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Of late, constantly on my mind has been the 31-year old Yonatan Tesfaye. He was once the spokesperson for the opposition Blue Party. Before his imprisonment, I had felt him coming across in his media appearances — as did many I have spoken to — as a promising young man, with future prospects written all over him.
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The TPLF regime, Tedros Adhanom is top member, finds opposition politician guilty of terrorism charges for Facebook post

17 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Addis Standard
The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today passed a guilty verdict against Yonatan Tesfaye, former opposition Blue Party public relations head.

Yonatan was first arrested in December 2015, barely a month after the first wave of a year-long #Oromoprotests erupted. He was held incommunicado during the pre-trial weeks and was subsequently charged in May 2016 under Ethiopia’s infamous anti-terrorism proclamation (ATP).
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ሰቆቃዊ በሆነና ሰብዓዊ ክብርን በሚነካ ሁኔታ አቶ ዮናታን ተስፋዬ ቀንና ሌሊት በሰንሰለት እንደሚታሰር ታወቀ!

17 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Ethiopian Human Rights Project (EHRP)
ፌስቡክ ላይ በጻፋቸው ጹሁፎች ምክንያት የሽብር ክስ ቀርቦበት ጉዳዩ በፍ/ቤት እየታየ የሚገኘውና በእስር ቂሊንጦ ያለው የቀድሞው የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ህዝብ ግንኙነት ኃላፊ አቶ ዮናታን ተስፋዬ በሚገኝበት እስር ቤት ውስጥ ከአርብ ህዳር 2/2009 ዓ.ም ጀምሮ ቀንና ሌሊት በሰንሰለት ታስሮ እንደሚገኝ ታውቋል።
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The height of TPLF cruelty:       Prison Police bring Bekele Gerba et.al to court barefeet, wearing only shorts and t-shirts

3 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Mahlet Fasil, Addis Standard

*   The police failed to bring Tesema Regasa and 15 others in the same file to the court

The Addis Abeba prison administration Qilinto prison police have this morning brought prominent opposition figure Bekele Gerba and the 21 others in the same file for a hearing at a court all barefoot. The detainees were also wearing mere shorts and t-shirts when they appeared at the Federal High Court 19th Criminal Bench here in the capital.
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Using Courts to Crush Dissent in Ethiopia

10 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch

For the past six months, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromia, to protest alleged abuses by their government. The protests, unprecedented in recent years, have seen Ethiopia’s security forces use lethal force against largely peaceful protesters, killing hundreds and arresting tens of thousands more.
Protesters in Oromia region, Ethiopia.
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Yonatan Tesfaye, TPLF’s anti-terrorism law latest lamb – dumb move by an unthinking Front!

8 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In my article on the question of Yonatan Tesfaye’s arrest and now charge of terrorism (Amharic) ወጣቱ ፖለቲከኛ ዮናታን ተስፋዬ በአሸባሪው የሕወሃት አስተዳደር የሽብርተኝነት ክስ ተመሰረተበት! ለኢትዮጵያዉያን አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ ዕለት! የሕወሃት ግፍ መች ይሆን የሚያበቃው?, I tried to show that the TPLF has been suffering from the arrogance of power, when it could not even feed the nation, a fifith of 100 million people suffering from hunger and children from malnutrition.
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ወጣቱ ፖለቲከኛ ዮናታን ተስፋዬ በአሸባሪው የሕወሃት አስተዳደር የሽብርተኝነት ክስ ተመሰረተበት! ለኢትዮጵያዉያን አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ ዕለት! የሕወሃት ግፍ መች ይሆን የሚያበቃው?

5 May

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን፣ The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

የቀድሞ የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ አባል ወጣት ዮናታን ተስፋዬ በተለያዩ ድረ-ገጾች ላይ በቅርቡ በኦሮሚያ ክልል የተቀሰቀሰውን ተቃውሞ ተከትሎ ለእስር ተዳርጎ የነበረው የጻፋቸው ጹሁፎችና አስተያየቶች በማስረጃነት ቀርበውበት የሽብርተኛ ወንጀል ክስ ተመስርቶበታል።
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Ethiopia’s Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

10 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Gregory Warner, NPR

To listen: http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=391917530&m=392014924&t=audio

Feven Tashome is a study in blue. The 21-year-old’s toenails are painted a rich cobalt, her scarf is baby blue and her leather handbag is ultramarine. To ordinary passersby in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, it’s a fashion statement; to members of Ethiopia’s beleaguered political opposition, it’s a secret handshake.
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