October 20, 2011

2 Swedish journalists detained in Ethiopia plead not guilty to charges of terrorism

Filed under: Ethiopia,Meles Zenawi — ethiopiantimes @ 6:46 pm
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ADDIS ABABA — Two Swedish journalists arrested in Ethiopia pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of terrorism but admitted to violating immigration laws.

Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were captured by Ethiopian troops in July during a clash with rebels in the country’s restive eastern region. Journalists are prohibited from traveling freely in the region, also called the Ogaden, which borders Somalia.Read More>>>


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