Legal Support for Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega

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Imprisoned journalist Reeyot Alemu. Image source: CPJ.org.

The Kality Foundation supports the Initiative by Media Legal Defence that has launched a fundraising campaign to support its bid to free Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Reeyot Alemu.

MLDI has brought a legal challenge to the African Commission and Court of Human Rights, the main human rights tribunals at the African Union, asking them to declare that Reeyot and Eskinder’s conviction under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorist laws breaches their human rights and to stop the abuse of anti-terror laws to silence journalists.

While the legal team all give their time and expertise for free, there will be significant costs in attending hearings, translating numerous legal documents and other court-related expenses. MLDI is asking for donations to help cover these costs.

All contributions to the Kality Foundation for the moment will support this initiative. Donate by clicking here. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter. See hashtag #kality

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Imprisoned journalist Eskinder Nega. Image source: Amnesty.org

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