Defend free speech – back Eritrean editor attacked in London

The attack on Amanuel Eyasu, the founder and editor of Assena TV by a supporter of the Eritrean regime has raised the threat against all journalists working on the Horn of Africa.

Fortunately Yacob Gebremedhin – the alleged attacker – was arrested and will appear in court later this month. It is the second time he has been involved in this kind of incident. He attacked the former BBC Africa News Editor, Martin Plaut last year.

Yacob Gebremedhin during attack on Martin Plaut

To ensure that justice is done and an appropriate sentence is handed out it is important that Amanuel Eyasu is represented in court.

Please support his appeal.


  1. This man needs to spend time behind bars to check if he can learn and not set a residence for others to follow repeating his act of tera against innocent people seeking change in their country of origin.
    We only want to be a voice for the voiceless 100s vanishing in prisons indefinitely !

  2. This man is convinced that we don’t need change in Eritrea. We really need to push that he gets deported to his beloved self elected dictator !!! Not only him all those that are agents change for dictator in Eritrea should all get deported No MERCY!!!.

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