Ethiopia sentences Eskinder, 6 others on terror charges

13 Jul

From left: Eskinder, Abebe Gellaw, Mesfin, Abiye, Fasil, and Abebe Belew.

Nairobi, July 13, 2012–An Ethiopian court today handed down heavy prison sentences to six journalists convicted on vague terrorism charges, local journalists and news reports said. Award-winning blogger Eskinder Nega got an 18-year term; the others live in exile and were sentenced in absentia.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/ethiopia-sentences-eskinder-six-others-on-terror-c.php

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