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Ethiopia - Two journalists sentenced to 14 years on terrorism charges

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A week after being found guilty of participating in a terrorist organization and preparing a terrorist attack, the Ethiopian journalists Reyot Alemu, columnist for the Amharic-language weekly Fitih, and Woubeshet Taye, deputy editor of Awramba Times – which has now closed own – were each sentenced yesterday to 14 years' imprisonment. “It is difficult to understand the Ethiopian justice system's stubborn insistence on strictly applying an anti-terrorism law that has been accused of infringing on (...)

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