Ghebrehiwet Keleta, Tsigenay
Charge:No charge
Imprisoned:July 2000

Security agents arrested Ghebrehiwet, a reporter for the now-defunct privately owned weekly Tsigenay, while he was on his way to work. He has not been heard from since. Sources told CPJ at the time that Ghebrehiwet was being held in connection with the government's overall crackdown on the press.

CPJ listed Ghebrehiwet on its annual prison list until 2010, when exiled journalists told the organization that Ghebrehiwet may have been released.

But in 2013, one of Ghebrehiwet's children, who had fled Eritrea, said Ghebrehiwet was still in custody, according to another exiled journalist who spoke to CPJ.

The journalist's relative told CPJ in 2014 that Ghebrehiwet was still in prison. CPJ emailed the Eritrean Information Ministry in October 2016 to request an update on his case. The ministry did not respond.

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