Ethiopia’s federal court on Friday sentenced a prominent dissident blogger and 23 other opposition activists to long prison terms on terror charges, in a ruling that critics decried as politically motivated.
Prominent journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who received a prestigious press freedom award from PEN America in May, was sentenced by the court to 18 years in prison. Read the rest of this entry
June 29, 2012
Nairobi — Today’s self-assurance of 6 Ethiopian reporters on deceptive terrorism charges is an aspersion to a sequence of law and a structure in a Horn of Africa country, a Committee to Protect Journalists pronounced today. At slightest 11 reporters have been charged with terrorism given Nov 2011, according to CPJ research. Read the rest of this entry
June 29, 2012
Addis Ababa — An Ethiopian justice on Wednesday found 24 citizens, including a publisher and some members of domestic oppositions, guilty underneath a country’s argumentative 2009 terrorism law.
Among convicted were distinguished publisher and blogger Eskinder Nega, as good as Andualem Arage and Nathnael Mekonnen – both members of an antithesis group, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ). Read the rest of this entry
June 27, 2012
Twenty-four Ethiopians, including a leading opposition figure and a prominent journalist, faced life in prison Wednesday after a kangaroo court found them guilty on fabricated charges of terrorism.
“Guilty as charged,” Endeshaw Adane ( a cadre who serves Zenawi’s regime to conduct fake justice) said, referring to journalist Eskinder Nega, opposition member Andualem Arage and 22 others accused of links to US-based group Ginbot 7, labeled a terrorist group under Zenawi’s law, and other outlawed groups. Neither Journalist Eskinder Nega nor Andualem Aragae and other opposition figures accused of fabricated charges were members of Ginbot 7. Read the rest of this entry