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Update on status of imprisoned journalists

(IFJ/IFEX) - Wondwosen Asfaw was released from prison on 23 June 1999.

**Updates IFEX alerts of 7 June 1999, 19 November and 21 October 1998, and
13 November 1997**

Garuma Bekele, Solomon Nemerra and Tesfaye Deressa, all of Urji, had been
granted bail for charges relating to the press law, but were later denied
bail because they have also been charged with "engaging themselves in
terrorist activities."

There are currently eleven journalists in prison in Ethiopia.

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