Seyoum Teshome, a famous blogger from Wolisso University who was also planning to join the Addis Ababa University for his PhD studies, has been detained on Oct. 1. The Committee to Protect Journalists said Ethiopian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Seyoum.
Seyoum is a frequent commentator on Ethiopian affairs who writes for the website ethiothinkthank.com and lectures at Ambo University’s campus in Woliso, some 110 km (68 miles) southwest of capital Addis Ababa.
“Police arrested him from his home there, searched the house, and confiscated his computer,” an Ethiopian journalist exiled in Nairobi told CPJ, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.
Ethiopian bloggers also reported his arrest on social media. Seyoum recently told Ethio Newsflash that he parted ways with hornaffairs.com and its editor, Daniel Berhane, over a disagreement and then set up his own website.