Ex-NTV Journalist Yassin Juma Allegedly Detained In Ethiopia

Former NTV journalist Yassin Juma has allegedly been detained in neighbouring country, Ethiopia.

Online reports indicate that the reporter was apprehended by the Ethiopian military for covering the protests that erupted in Oromoo.

The protests were over the death of musician Hachalu Hundessa who was shot on Monday and buried on July 2 amid unrest.

81 people have been killed during the protests.

While reason behind Hundessa’s killing remains unclear, the deceased had apparently been receiving death threats.

Other reports indicate that Juma was arrested at Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed’s residence.

Jawar is a fierce critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

In 2016, the freelance journalist cum blogger was arrested by Anti Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) after he blogged about the Al Shabaab attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) El Adde base.

Currently, there is a #FreeYassinJuma hashtag going round on social media.

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