Ethiopia: 24 activists and writers convicted of terrorism-Index on Censorship

July 3, 2012

Index on Censorship: June 28, 2012

http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2012/06/ethiopia-24-activists-and-writers-convicted-of-terrorism/

 

Twenty-four 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.

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