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Ethiopia - Two Swedish journalists sentenced to 11 years in prison

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Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, the two Swedish journalists who were convicted by an Addis Ababa court on 21 December on charges of entering the country illegally and supporting terrorism, were sentenced today to 11 years in prison. “This sentence should satisfy the goal of peace and stability,” Judge Shemsu Sirgaga said. Defence lawyer Abebe Balcha said he could not accept the sentence and would consult with his clients about the possibility of an appeal. “What are the Ethiopian (...)

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