PM Abiy Ahmed message for Ethiopian New Year

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PM Hailemariam's New Year Wishes Message

Wife of a detained Ethiopian blogger and journalist wants the international community to move beyond rhetoric and act on political situation in the country. Bezawit Hailegiorgis, 29, says despite Ethiopia being a sovereign nation, ‘‘we live in one system and the UK, the US and others do have leverage. Of course, pressure would work,’‘ she told the United Kingdom’s The Guardian newspaper. Her 34-year-old husband, Anania Sorri, has been detained since last November under the October 2016 six-month state of emergency detained. According to his wife, he was arrested while on his way to a meeting at US embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa. displayAdvert("mpu_3") He was critical but always constructive … but being imprisoned is part of the job description of being a journalist here. It's a zero-sum game, where someone has to lose, and at the moment they are not losing. ‘‘His crime is his determination to speak out. He is a brilliant political journalist. He was critical but always constructive … but being imprisoned is part of the job description of being a journalist here. It’s a zero-sum game, where someone has to lose, and at the moment they are not losing,’‘ she is quoted to have said
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