BBC reporter Girmay Gebru detained by military in Ethiopia

BBC reporter Girmay Gebru detained by military in Ethiopia
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  • calendar-gray 02 March 2021

The BBC reporter in Ethiopia's conflict-hit region of Tigray has been detained by the military, APA reports citing BBC..

Witnesses say Girmay Gebru, who works for BBC Tigrinya, was taken along with four other people from a café in the regional capital, Mekelle.

Mr Girmay is reported to have been taken to a military camp in Mekelle.

The BBC is yet to establish the reason for his detention, but has expressed its concern to the Ethiopian authorities.

A local journalist, Tamirat Yemane, and two translators - Alula Akalu and Fitsum Berhane, who were working for the Financial Times and the AFP news agency, respectively - have also been detained in recent days.

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