Kerry Raises Detained Ethiopian Bloggers With PM

wochit politics
May 03, 2014 AT 10:56 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry said he had raised concerns about Ethiopia's detention of six bloggers and three journalists during a meeting with the country's prime minister on Thursday. The bloggers are part of a group called Zone 9 that has published articles and appeals criticizing government policies. The local journalists were arrested last week and accused of attempting to incite violence. Kerry said at a news conference,"We believe that it is very important that the full measure of the constitution be implemented and that we should not use the anti-terrorism proclamations as mechanisms to be able to curb the free exchange of ideas."