Defend free speech – back Eritrean editor attacked in London

2019-12-02 20:11:10 Written by  Martin Plaut Published in English Articles Read 69 times

December 2, 2019 Uncategorized

The attack on Amanuel Eyasu, the founder and editor of Assena TV by a supporter of the Eritrean regime has raised the threat against all journalists working on the Horn of Africa.

Fortunately Yacob Gebremedhin – the alleged attacker – was arrested and will appear in court later this month. It is the second time he has been involved in this kind of incident. He attacked the former BBC Africa News Editor, Martin Plaut last year.

Yacob Gebremedhin during attack on Martin Plaut

To ensure that justice is done and an appropriate sentence is handed out it is important that Amanuel Eyasu is represented in court.

Please support his appeal.

Last modified on Monday, 02 December 2019 21:13