Nairobi, August 3, 2012—An appeals court in Addis
Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, has reduced a 14-year prison sentence given to journalist Reeyot Alemu in January to five years and dropped most of
the terrorism charges against her, according to local journalists.
Reeyot, a columnist for the independent weekly Feteh, was sentenced in January and fined 33,000 birrs (US$1,500) under Ethiopia’s sweeping anti-terrorism law for planning and conspiring a terrorist act; possessing property for terrorist acts; and participating in the promotion or communication of a terrorist act, according to local journalists.
from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/08/ethiopian-appeals-court-reduces-sentence-of-reeyot.php