Investigative journalist Yassin Juma’s whereabouts are yet to be known following his arrest in by Ethiopian authorities . The former NTV reporter was arrested while covering mass demonstrations following the killing of activist Hachalu Hundessa. He was among more than 4,000 believed to have been arrested during the protest.
A fortnight after Kenyan investigative journalist Yassin Juma was arrested by Ethiopian authorities, he is yet to be released. An update from photojournalists and activist Boniface Mwangi showed the independent journalist was yet to be publicly produced in court.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Association (FCA) of East Africa called for the immediate release of the journalist or confirm under what charges he was arrested by the Ethiopian authorities.
Juma was arrested on July 2, 2020, while covering mass demonstrations following the killing of musician and activist Hachalu Hundessa. Hundessa who was perceived as an activist for the Oromo ethnic group was shot dead while driving in Adis Ababa on, June 29, leading to the unrest. He was among more than 4,000 believed to have been picked up by police during the demonstrations while over 80 people lost their lives.