Zone 9 Bloggers

Zone 9 Bloggers | Status: Released | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Supreme Court on April 6, 2017, levied criminal charges against two Zone 9 bloggers, Atnaf Berhane and Natnail Feleke, three years after they were first arrested in April… More

Welcome to Zone 9: Ethiopia

Kality is divided into eight zones. The prisoners found one more zone of their own imagination. They called the rest of the country beyond their compound “zone 9” implying… More

Eskinder Nega’s 18-Year Sentence Upheld

PEN International protests in the strongest possible terms the Ethiopian Supreme Court’s May 2, 2013 decision to uphold Eskinder Nega’s conviction on highly dubious terrorism-related charges and his 18-year… More

PEN Decries Harsh Sentencing of Eskinder Nega

New York City, July 13, 2012—PEN American Center reacted angrily to the sentencing of journalist Eskinder Nega to 18 years in prison on bogus terrorism charges in Ethiopia, calling… More