No recent statements on Ethiopia have been issued by the EU, as this doctored image claims

Published on 26/10/2020 at 15:32

An image purporting to be from a page on The Guardian website in Britain has been widely shared in Ethiopia with claims that it shows a news story about the European Union (EU) ordering the release of all political prisoners, including jailed opposition leader Jawar Mohammed. The claim is false: the article image and the report itself were fabricated while an EU spokesman denied the organisation had issued a recent statement about Ethiopia.