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Ethiopia - In disgraceful verdict, court convicts Swedish journalists of supporting terrorism

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged that an Addis Ababa court today found Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye guilty of supporting terrorism, a charge for which the prosecution has requested a 13-year jail sentence. They are also facing an additional sentence of five and a half years in prison on a charge of entering the country illegally, to which they pleaded guilty. The court is expected to issue a sentence next week. The presiding judge, Shemsu Sirgaga, said: “They (...)

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