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ByBeatrice Muthoni

Aug 19, 2020

Former NTV reporter Yassim Juma who for the last 50 days he has been spending his lifetime in jail is now a free man after Ethiopian’s attorney general on 18th August ordered his release .

Juma was arrested following the assassination of Ethiopian artist and activist Hachalu Hundessa,where he was charged wrongly with inciting violence together with several others.

Juma’s lawyer Abduletiff Amee, in a statement said that the Attorney General has approved that Juma was innocent. Amee further stated that he is suspecting that juma’s detention was a Maneuver for the state to escape problem in the matter.

Media fraternity together with the Kenyan government has raised pressure over juma’s imprisonment and the fact that he tested covid-19 positive while still in police custody and was not able to access treatment.

Juma has written a letter from jail where e has stated that he is not sure if he is going to survive since his health condition is worsening day by day.

He further stated that in the last 47 days. A consular official (from the Kenyan  Embassy in Addis Ababa) has managed to visit his twice but any effort to have him released have apparently stalled.

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