Five so-called bloggers in the Soliana Shimelis et-al case released in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa: July 9, 2015 (FBC) – Five, out of the ten so-called bloggers in the Soliana Shimeles et-al case have been released after the prosecution dropped all charges against the five yesterday.

Edom Kassaye, Zelalem Kibret, Asmamaw Hailegiorgis, Tesfalem Woldeyes Arage and Mahlet Fantahun have been released.

The Ministry of Justice has the authority to drop any charges and ongoing investigation if it deems it necessary.

The 19th Bench of the Federal High Court had adjourned for June 20, 2015 after hearing witnesses in the case. The trial of the remaining five suspects; Soliana Shimelis, Abel Wabela Sugebo, Nathnael Feleke, Befikadu Hailu and Atnafu Brhane, will continue.

By Tilhaun Kassa