Ethiopia Arrests University Lecturer Seyoum Teshome

Updated: May 1, 2019

Seyoum Teshome, an outspoken university lecturer who has been quoted frequently by foreign media outlets about the antigovernment protests, was detained on Wedensday at his home in Woliso town in the Oromia region, Associated Press reports.

Ethiopia's government spokesman, Getachew Reda, told the Associated Press news agency on Tuesday that he had heard about Seyoum's arrest and is investigating the reasons why.