Ethiopia: Ogaden Whistle-blower Receives 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award
Mareeg.com–By Ahmed Abdi Abdullahi Husseina former head of state-run media and adviser to Ogaden Regional President, Abdi Mohamoud Omar, has been awarded this year’s Anna Politkovskaya Award for smuggling out one-hundred-hours filmed footage from of Ogadenwhich became the SVT Documentary film of ” Dictatorship prisoners.”TT-Swedish National News Agency Reported.
Abdullahi Hussein receives National Press Club prize to Anna Politkovskaya’s memory in 2014 with the motivation “With lives at smuggled out films that expose the dictatorship soul. He showed the world that a single individual’s courage makes a difference,” The Report added.
The video showed how the Ethiopian Security forces committed atrocities against the Somali Ogaden villagers, political inmates in Jail Ogaden and how the two Swedish Journalists, Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were abused by the Ethiopian regime.
Mr. Hussein, who is currently a political refugee in Sweden and living under death threats saved the lives of the two-Swedish Journalists that put their lives at entering the Ogaden region, in part of their job to report on the Ethiopian army brutality in the Somali Region of Ogaden and the foreign oil companies’ impact on the civiliansBut unfortunatelyCharged with terrorism and entering the country illegally with fake video evidence against them.