Waqshum and Alemu were called in for questioning and detained at the Central Criminal Investigation Office. After properly registering at the Press Licensing Office of the Ministry of Information and Culture, the two had taken over publishing the Urjii newspaper. The paper’s previous editors, Solomon Nemera and Tesfaye Deressa, were arrested on October 16 and are still in detention. Alemu and Waqshum were ordered to appear in court on January 9, 1998. The status of their trial is unknown.