Ethiopian court orders release of Yassin Juma

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma (left).

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What you need to know:

  • Juma, whose real name is Collins Juma Osemo, was picked up by security agents on July 3 from the home of Jawar Mohammed, an activist, and critic of PM Abiy Ahmed. 
  • Convinced by the arguments of Ethiopian lawyers, the court ordered that Mr Juma, is released on 3,000 birr ($ 85) bail.
  • The team of Ethiopian lawyers representing him have written an open letter to the Kenyan government, asking to be reimbursed for services offered.

Addis Ababa. An Ethiopian court on Wednesday ordered the release of Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma, as he made his fourth appearance since his arrest in Addis Ababa early in July.


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