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Journalist, Opposition Members Convicted Of Terrorism-Related Charges

June 28 2012


An Ethiopian court has found 24 people guilty of terrorism and related charges, reports the Sudan Tribune.

Those convicted included Eskinder Nega, a journalist and blogger, as well as Andualem Arage and Nathnael Mekonnen, members of the opposition group Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ).

Nega and seven other defendants were in court; 16 were convicted in absentia.

The defendants were accused of links to Ginbot 7, a banned opposition movement that Addis Ababa has...

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