Anti-terrorism legislation

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Oct 1st, 2013
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Addis Ababa (AFP) – A leading Ethiopian opposition group gathered Sunday to protest against the country’s anti-terrorism legislation, the head of the group said. “We want the government to abrogate the law and to release all political and prisoners of conscience immediately,” Negass...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 28th, 2013
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By Peter Townson Working with various media outlets and NGOs has led to Betre Yacob being labelled a terrorist, and like many other journalists in Ethiopia, he fears for his safety as a result of his work. Betre Yacob fears for his safety after receiving unwanted attention from the Etihopian authorit...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 17th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Ethiopian police kept 40 resistance supporters disseminating flyers calling for the cancelation of anti-terrorism law they say has been utilized to smother dispute, the Unity for Democracy and Justice party said. The captures in four regions of the capital, Addis Abab...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jun 22nd, 2013
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It has been four years now since our party, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), started its peaceful struggle to ensure the establishment of an unrestricted democratic system that Ethiopia rightfully deserves. During these four years, our party has struggled resolutely so that the misguided politi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 8th, 2013
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(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court on Monday delayed again the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, who were jailed last year for terror-related offences. Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges. “The judges have re...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 2nd, 2013
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Source: Freedom Now For Immediate Release: UN Finds Imprisonment of Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega Arbitrary under International Law and Calls for Immediate Release Washington, D.C.: In an opinion released today by Freedom Now, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found the Government of E...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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The prosecution of 29 Muslim protest leaders and others charged under Ethiopia’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law raises serious fair trial concerns. The trial is scheduled to resume in Addis Ababa on April 2, 2013, after a 40-day postponement. The case has already had major due process problems. Som...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 27th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court on Wednesday delayed again the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, who were jailed last year for terror-related offences. Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges. Both men are accused o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 15th, 2013
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Addis Ababa – An Ethiopian court handed down heavy jail terms to 10 people convicted of having links to al-Qaeda, a judge said on Tuesday. The sentences ranged from three years to 20 years, and several of the convicted also face stiff fines. Judge Bahiru Darecha said the heavy sentences were ju...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 22nd, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Defense lawyers have told the Ethiopian High Federal Court that terrorism charges against 29 Muslims are unconstitutional. Federal prosecutors are accusing the 29, which includes prominent clerics, journalists and activists, with terrorism and attempts to create an Islam...