Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Where is Temesgen?
Journalist Temesgen Desalegn has been out of sight for some time in Ethiopia. Disappearance is not unusual in dictatorship. What makes Temesgen’s disappearance special is the fact that he is in the custody of the regime only for exercising his democratic rights; yet they not willing to tell his family of his whereabouts. People like Temesgen have big place in developed world as they hold the state and the market to account. Unfortunately, in countries like Ethiopia being a journalist or a human rights activist in a risky business.
Calling on the government of Ethiopia to come forward and tell us the whereabouts of Temesgen. Where is he? Where is Temesgen?
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