In Ethiopia, CPJ condemns Eskinder Nega verdict

27 Jun

New York, June 27, 2012-The Committee to Protect Journalists
condemns today’s conviction of Ethiopian blogger Eskinder
on alleged terrorism charges. “The Ethiopian government has
once again succeeded in misusing the law to silence critical and independent
reporting,” said CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Mohamed Keita. “The
charges against Eskinder are baseless and politically motivated in reprisal for
his writings.
His conviction reiterates that Ethiopia will not hesitate to punish a probing
press by imprisoning journalists or pushing them into exile.”

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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