Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Unconfirmed: Tesfaye Tadesse
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1999|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Unconfirmed: Tesfaye Tadesse, January 1999, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64952a23.html [accessed 26 May 2016]|
Mestawet and Lubar
June 7, 1998, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tesfaye, owner and editor of the now-defunct magazine Mestawet and the newspaper Lubar, was murdered in front of his home. He was stabbed and hacked to death by two unidentified individuals using a knife and a machete. The attackers escaped the scene of the crime in a DX Toyota. Tesfaye, a lawyer by training, was an activist and member of the Ethiopian Peoples Rights Council. He was previously jailed by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front in 1993.