Court Release 11 Detainees Who Were Accused for Selling TIENS Products

The detainees were charged for opening shops and selling TIENS products in Addis Ababa by the Federal Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Authority. According to the court hearing on Thursday the authority said the detainees were found on a restricted triangular trade practice by Ethiopian trade law. The FTPCPA also asked the court 14 days for further investigation on the case while the defendant asked the court to given bail during the hearing. 

But, the Federal High Court Crime Division 12th Seat who appoints further hearing to pass a decision on the case this afternoon have given the defendants bail. According to the court’s decision all of the 11 defendants will be released with an amount of 10,000 Birr bail and can proceede their case outside jail cells. The court also has given additional time of 12 days to look further hearing on the case.

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