Ethiopia court jails members of outlawed group Ginbot 7

From BBC - January 12, 2018

A court in Ethiopia has sentenced more than 30 people to long prison terms for belonging to an outlawed group.

All the accused belong to Ginbot 7, a group committed to overthrowing the government.

The Ethiopian government designated it a terrorist group in 2011.

The move comes just two weeks after the government announced it would free some politicians who have been convicted or who are facing various charges in court.

Members of the Ginbot 7 group, founded by an Ethiopian-born British citizen, will now serve sentences of between 15 and 18 years.

Dozens more have been jailed by the courts over the past weeks due to their association with the group.

Meanwhile, a leading opposition figure and his co-accused have been sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court.


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