reported that no journalists were detained or charged during the reporting period with inciting religious groups or with defamation of religious leaders.
The police have said they are investigating the All Amhara People's Organisation (AAPO), the Ethiopian Democratic Parry (EDP) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EhRCO
) over allegations that they were behind the violence.
According to EHRCO
, while the Government allows for freedom of religion, the EOC has tried, under the Patriarch, to consolidate its power and strengthen its influence.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO) stated that the change in the registration requirement does not reflect any progress or improvement in the Government's treatment of "newer religions," specifically Protestant churches.
Also during the reporting period, the EHRCO reported that no journalists had been detained or charged with inciting religious groups or with defamation of religious leaders.