Activist Nigist Yirga et al case adjourned for ruling (July 18 & 19/2017 hearings)

Court decided that remaining prosecutor’s witnesses not to be heard for prosecutor failed to bring witnesses multiple times It was to hear remaining prosecutor’s witnesses that activist Nigist Yirga et al was adjourned for July 18/2017. However, prosecutor once again failed to bring witnesses. Police said it couldn’t get the witnesses on their addresses and […]

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Court rejected all preliminary objections of Dr. Merera, referred one objection to the House (July 07/2017 hearing)

It was to give a verdict on the preliminary objections presented by Dr. Merera Gudina, OFC leader, that the hearing was adjourned for July 07th 2017. Accordingly, the federal high court Lideta branch 19th criminal bench has passed verdict on the objections. The court rejected all the defendant’s objections and referred one objection which is […]

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Land activist Omot Agwa presented two defense witnesses including former Gambela regional state president (June 12/2017 hearing)

The 19th criminal bench of the federal high court has heard two defense witnesses of land rights activist Omot Agwa on June 12/2017 in addition to the five defense witnesses already heard before. The witnesses were Samson Abate and former president for the Gambella regional state Okelo Akway who both are now currently in jail. […]

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