Yonathan Tesfaye Regassa

Yonatan Tesfaye

Federal High Court

Lideta 19th Criminal Bench

Addis Ababa

Case – Yonathan Tesfaye Regassa (aka Amha)

Charge detail:

  • The offense of contravening article 4 of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (652/2009)
  • With the intent to achieve the terrorist cause of the terrorist organization calling itself the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), planning, preparing, conspiring and inciting the commission of an act of terror by, since 4 December, 2015, writing inciting messages and articles on his website and on a Facebook page under the name Yonathan Teressa Regassa to cause the continuation of protests and mutiny that started in November/December 2015 in different parts of Oromia by using the Addis Ababa and Oromia Special Zone Integrated plan (The Master Plan) as a cover

Prosecutor’s evidence


  • In accordance with Proclamation 699/2003 and article 32 of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (652/2009), the identity of the prosecutor’s witnesses not revealed in the copy of the charge given to the accused

Statements of accused while in custody

  • Statements given by accused while in custody under article 27(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (20 pages)


  • Facebook posts of the accused which prosecutors said to have contain inciting contents


  • A Nokia mobile phone, a Samsung mobile phone, two sim cards and a 64GB memory card

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