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Journalist still detained despite paying bail

(IFJ/IFEX) - IFJ is deeply concerned about the continued detention of Tesfa

**Updates IFEX alerts of 21 October 1998 and 13 November 1997**

According to IFJ's information, Tegegne has been granted bail in accordance
with Ethiopian criminal procedure. This bail has been paid and Tegegne
should no longer be in prison. However, IFJ understands that despite the
fact that the relevant legal and administrative requirements have been
fulfilled, Tegegne has not been released from Addis Central Prison.

During a visit to Ethiopia in October 1998, officials from the IFJ and the
International Press Institute visited Tegegne. IFJ is particularly
interested in his case.

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  • stating that you would be grateful if he could intervene and discover
    Tegegne continues to be detained

    Appeals To

    Woldemichael Wolde
    Minister of Justice
    Addis Ababa
    Fax: +251 1 51 77 75

    Please copy appeals to the source if possible.

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