Recently, we wrote about Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega, who was sentenced under the country's vague counterterrorism to eighteen years in prison for blogging about government corruption.
Individuals and organizations in the U.S. that wish to offer support for Eskinder Nega and freedom of expression in Ethiopia have several options. They can:
- Sign PEN American Center's petition, which automatically an email to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Minister of Justice Berhanu Hailu.
- Send appeals by mail to Ethiopian officials and their local Ethiopian Embassy or Consulate.
- Contact their elected official, urging them to take a stand for freedom of expression in Ethiopia, a US ally.