Muslim Activists Sentenced Under Terror Laws in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Muslims have been protesting against state interference in their religious affairs since 2011. In 2012, 29 members of a committee in talks with the government were arrested and charged which led to further action and calls for their release. The 20 protesters, including two journalists, who have now been sentenced by the High Court, were advocating for their release.



  • Ethiopia:   Court Sentences 20 on Terror Charges

    Addis Standard, 3 January 2017

    The federal High Court 19th criminal bench has today sentenced19 defendants under the file name of the first defendant Kedir Moahmmed Yusuf to five years a six months each while… Read more »

Muslims in Addis Ababa protest against what they perceive as government interference in religious affairs (file photo).

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