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Ethiopia: Jailed dissident blogger may face death penalty
27 Jan 2012
BY MARTA COOPER

Jailed Ethiopian dissident blogger Eskinder Nega will stand trial in March for terrorism charges, a federal high court judge ruled this week. He could face the death penalty if convicted. Nega and five other journalists were last November charged with providing support to Ginbot 7, a banned opposition movement that the government formally designated a terrorist entity under the 2009 anti-terrorism law last year. At this week’s hearing, the judge confirmed all six charges for two of those accused and dismissed all but one charge against three others.

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  8. Kebede says:

    Everyone knows that the dictator ethiopian government violating human rights and kill so many innocent peoples.
    it is not surprised such accusation to journalist and blogger Eskindir nega and so many Ethiopians.
    World should understand how this regime violates the law…