Second day of Court hearing, defense witnesses of Yonatan heard


24 November 2015

On the second day of court hearing on the file of Zelalem Workagegenhu, co-blogger of the Diaspora based De Birhan Blog, witnesses in defense of one of the accused Yonatan Wolde were heard. Yonatan’s defense witnesses included Zelalem himself and Habtamu Ayalew.

The second person accused with Zelalem, Bahiru Degu’s witnesses are expected to be heard tomorrow. Zelalem named journalist Eskinder Nega, Andargachew Tsige and Yehsiewas Assefa among his defense witnesses. None of them appeared  before Court so far to give witness.

Yonatan and Bahiru have been charged with applying for an internet security training, which the prosecutor calls ” a terror training.” Zelalem is also accused of the same count as well as links with the Diaspora based opposition movement, Ginbot 7.

Zelalem, Yonatan and Bahiru

Zelalem, Yonatan and Bahiru from left to right

They appeared before court before their last appearance in August 2015 when it was postponed to 23 November 2015.

Today, they hit their 504th day in Ethiopian prison.

For updates about what happened in court yesterday read HERE.