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 preliminary objections of Nigist Yirga et al, adjourned to hear prosecutor witnesses (March 31, 2017 hearing)

Federal High Court Lideta Division 4th Criminal Bench dropped all, except one, preliminary objections of Nigist Yirga et al on its March 31/2017 hearing. The court only accepted the objection which the defendants requested the disclosure of prosecutor witnesses against them. The first preliminary objection was regarding their right to be tried in the Amhara […]

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Nigist Yirga

Activist Nigist Yirga who has been jailed for participating in a peaceful protest in Gondar, Ethiopia charged with terrorism after spending over four months in Maekelawi Federal Police Investigation Bureau. She was kidnapped in Gondar in September and soon brought to Maekelawi. Nigist Yirga is known for a viral photo, wearing a t-shirt showing portrait […]

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