Tamrat Negera’s case is transferred to the state of emergency, Terara Network disclosed. The police that requested an additional time of investigation during Tamrat Negera’s first court appearance has requested the case be transferred to a state of emergency and that it doesn’t need another court appearance schedule. In response to the police’s request for the case’s transfer to the state of emergency and the closure of the investigation case file, Gelan City Woreda Court ordered the closure of the file and transfer of the case to the state of emergency.
Tamrat’s lawyer requested his client’s right to bail and was granted permission by the court to open the right to bail file. It’s learned that Tamrat Negera’s case will be handled by the state of emergency afterward.
Tamrat Negera, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Terara Network is arrested from his home on Dec 10 and his whereabouts were not disclosed for seven days until he appeared at court on Dec 16. He was transferred from Addis Ababa Police to Gelan City Police Department in the Oromia Regional State.