Update: Journalists freed; magazine’s edition withheld by police


May 7, 2008
Original alert: May 5, 2008
Alemayehu Mahtemework, Enku

Deputy Editor and owner Alemayehu Mahtemework and three media workers of the private entertainment monthly magazine Enku were released on bail without charge after five days in police custody, according to local journalists.

Police indefinitely withheld 10,000 copies of an edition carrying a cover story about the trial of Ethiopian pop icon and government critic Tewodros Kassahun, Alemayehu told CPJ.