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Ethiopia - Columnist's sentence on terrorism charges cut from 14 to 5 years

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Ethiopia's federal supreme court reduced columnist Reyot Alemu's jail sentence from 14 to five years in prison on 3 August after overturning her conviction on charges of receiving money from illegal sources, conspiring and possessing material for a terrorist act but upholding her conviction on a charge of helping to promote or communicate it. She is being held in Kality prison on the outskirts of the capital. "Ever since the start of this case, we have been saying that contacting members of (...)

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