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Ethiopia terror convictions an ‘affront’ to free speech

Headline Title:  Ethiopia terror convictions an ‘affront’ to free speech 19 January 2012 The Ethiopian authorities must immediately release four government critics and a former opposition supporter who have been found guilty of terrorism charges on Thursday, Amnesty International said today.Journalists Reyot Alemu and Woubshet Taye, opposition party leader Zerihun Gebre-Egziabher and former opposition supporter Hirut Kifle, were found guilty on terror and money laundering charges. Journalist Elias Kifle, now based in the US, was also found guilty in absentia. "This is an affront to…

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