Addis Ababa Police disputes banning Eskinder Nega’s press conference


Melat Mulugeta

Human rights activist and journalist Eskinder Nega has been facing challenges holding a press conference since the first meeting for Addis Ababa Baladera Council. Including Amnesty International, many are concluding that the government is harassing the renowned journalist and depriving him of his rights. According to several reports, the recent press conferences had to be canceled since the Addis Ababa Police blocked the entrances and banned anyone from entering the premises. After receiving backlashes for days, the Addis Ababa Police Commission finally addressed the situation.