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Ethiopia: 24 activists and writers convicted of terrorism
28 Jun 2012
BY SARA YASIN

24 activists and writers, including well-known dissident and blogger Eskinder Nega, were convicted for terrorism by an Ethiopian court yesterday (27 June). The presiding judge reportedly accused Nega of attempting to spark popular protests with his blogging and speeches. Nega criticised the country’s tendency to use its vague anti-terrorism laws to silence dissent.

 

 

5 responses to “Ethiopia: 24 activists and writers convicted of terrorism”

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  5. […] government bolstered its image as a global leader in stifling internal dissent last week with the convictions of 24 prominent critics on conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism charges. Eskinder Nega, an […]