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Ethiopian Court Gives Oromo Politicians Prison Over Secession

Ethiopian Court Gives Oromo Politicians Prison Over Secession Ethiopia’s Federal High Court sentenced two senior Oromo politicians to as much as 13 years in prison after their convictions on charges of inciting a secessionist rebellion. Bekele Gerba, deputy chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement was sentenced to 8 years in prison and Olbana […]

Number of jailed journalists sets global record

With six journalists in prison, Ethiopia was the eighth-worst jailer in the world   ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Worldwide tally reaches highest point since CPJ began surveys in 1990. Governments use charges of terrorism, other anti-state offenses to silence critical voices. Turkey is the world’s worst jailer. A CPJ special report   At least 49 journalists remain jailed […]