A New York Times journalist based in Ethiopia has been expelled from the country.
Simon Marks, who is Irish, was held at the airport for eight hours before being put on a flight.
He tweeted that he was prevented from going home to say goodbye to his son and collect his belongings, including his passport.
“It is alarming that the government of Ethiopia treated the journalist, Simon Marks, like a criminal, expelling him from the country without even letting him go home to get a change of clothing or his passport,” said Michael Slackman, The Times’s international editor. 2/5
— Simon Marks (@MarksSimon) May 20, 2021
The journalist’s accreditation was cancelled in March after he reported on the war in the northern region of Tigray.
A number of Ethiopian journalists working for foreign media organisations have been detained in recent months.
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