Ethiopian journalist freed after a year and a half in jail

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Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw, who has been imprisoned for a year and six months, has been freed, his colleague announced on Friday. Getachew Shiferaw was arrested in late December 2015 and charged in May the following year with involvement in the operations of the outlawed anti-government group Ginbot 7. Getachew, formerly a freelance writer for several magazines, was also editor-in-chief of the opposition Semayawi Party’s Negere Ethiopia publication at the time of his arrest.

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