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Another Muslim journalist has been arrested by the Ethiopian autocratic regime in an attempt to suppress the yearlong peaceful public resistance launched by the Muslim community in the country.Solomon Kebede was taken into custody on January 17, 2013 while going to his office in Sar Bet. He was immediately whisked to the notorious Central Investigation Center (aka Maekelawi) that has gained infamy for severe torture of detainees according to many international human rights reports.So far no member of Kebede’s family has been allowed to see him including his elderly mother who lived with him before his arrest. The regime also conducted a massive search of his house in a manner indicating that it aimed to frame him on terrorism charges.The Ethiopian regime claims that Kebede was arrested because of his involvement in “terrorism.” Just like in other parts of the world, the “terrorist” label is used by the regime to arrest Muslim activists and journalists. Kebede was the managing director and columnist of a well-known Islamic monthly magazine in Ethiopia, Yemuslimoch Guday (Muslims Affairs). The government banned Yemuslimoch Guday in July 2012.Yemuslimoch Guday was well known for criticizing the regime for its unconstitutional intervention in religious affairs. The magazine was also in the vanguard condemning the nationwide illegal campaign of “de-radicalization” by the coalition of the regime and the Mejlis (Muslim Council).Kebede’s arrest is not the only move by the regime against Yemuslimoch Guday. The editor-in-chief of the magazine, Yusuph Getachew, was arrested in July 2012 and charged as a “terrorist.” He was accused, along with Ahmedin Jebel, a famous historian and columnist of the magazine, of trying to overthrow the regime. This is a ploy used by most dictatorial regimes to stifle any criticism of their oppressive policies.Totally disregarding condemnations from International Human & Religious Rights Organizations and calls to desist, the Ethiopian regime has also been closing down Islamic organizations, arresting Imams, and closing down mosques and madrassas in order to suppress the wave of Islamic awakening in Ethiopia. All types of Muslim media outlets are facing severe crackdown and the regime is adopting extreme measures to halt the yearlong after-Juma weekly demonstrations that have occurred throughout the country.So far, the regime has used the infamous "Anti Terrorism Law" ratified in 2009 to convict more than a dozen journalists that criticized the oppressive and illegitimate policies of the Ethiopian ruling caste.Kebede is still under a 14-day detention order and many fear he is probably being tortured as have all the other 28 detainees in connection with the Muslim popular movement.The future seems gloomy for journalists in a country that many critics describe as “a failed state” due to its dictatorial tendencies and practices.