Ginbot 7 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24427/all en Jailed Ethiopian journalist loses appeal over rebel ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/jailed-ethiopian-journalist-loses-appeal-over-rebel-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - An Ethiopian journalist lost<br /> an appeal on Tuesday against a five-year prison sentence for her<br /> role in promoting subversive plots by a rebel group.</p> <p>Reyot Alemu, a columnist at the now-defunct Feteh newspaper,<br /> and fellow journalist Woubishet Taye were found guilty a year<br /> ago of conspiring to participate in attacks under the orders of<br /> rebel groups and sentenced to 14 years behind bars. The pair<br /> were arrested in July 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/jailed-ethiopian-journalist-loses-appeal-over-rebel-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-terrorism legislation Ginbot 7 War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:30:20 +0000 5731717 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia delays appeal of jailed blogger, opposition figure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/ethiopia-delays-appeal-jailed-blogger-opposition-figure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges.</p> <p>Both men are accused of having links to the outlawed opposition group Ginbot 7.</p> <p>Andualem's lawyer Debribew Temesgen said the judges said they needed more time to examine the evidence, and had set a new date for a ruling of April 8.</p> <p>Eskinder was jailed for 18 years, while Andualem was sentenced to life.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/ethiopia-delays-appeal-jailed-blogger-opposition-figure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ginbot 7 War AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:01:33 +0000 5795125 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia delays appeal of jailed blogger, opposition figure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/ethiopia-delays-appeal-jailed-blogger-opposition-figure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges.</p> <p>"The judges have requested further time to assess all the evidence and statements to make their decision," said Andualem's lawyer Debribew Temesgen.</p> <p>Both men, who were present in court, are accused of having links to the outlawed opposition group Ginbot 7.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/ethiopia-delays-appeal-jailed-blogger-opposition-figure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ginbot 7 War AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:00:34 +0000 5805343 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia confirms jail terms for blogger, opposition figure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/ethiopia-confirms-jail-terms-blogger-opposition-figure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ethiopian court on Thursday dismissed the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage who were jailed last year for terror-related offences.</p> <p>"The sentencing is still correct so there is no reduction," said Supreme Court judge Dagne Melaku, confirming Eskinder's jail term of 18 years and Andualem's life sentence.</p> <p>One of the charges -- serving as a leader of a terrorist organisation -- was dropped, but had no affect on sentencing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/ethiopia-confirms-jail-terms-blogger-opposition-figure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ethiopia Ginbot 7 Hospitality Law Politics Serkalem Fasil War AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 11:00:47 +0000 5829759 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopian-British opposition chief faces death penalty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140707/ethiopian-british-opposition-chief-faces-death-penalty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ethiopian opposition leader with British citizenship faces the death sentence after being extradited to Addis Ababa, Human Rights Watch said Monday, urging the government to ensure his safety.</p> <p>HRW said Andargachew Tsige, the secretary general of the outlawed Ginbot 7 group, had been "unlawfully deported by Yemen" back to Ethiopia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140707/ethiopian-british-opposition-chief-faces-death-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berhanu Nega Ginbot 7 Politics War AFP Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:30:31 +0000 6198443 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia dissident paraded on state TV after arrest, extradition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140709/ethiopia-dissident-paraded-state-tv-after-arrest-extradition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ethiopian opposition leader sentenced to death in absentia has been paraded on state television proclaiming "peace" with Addis Ababa after his controversial extradition from Yemen.</p> <p>Andargachew Tsige, a leader of the outlawed Ginbot 7 group who also holds British citizenship, was convicted in absentia in 2009 and 2012 for terrorism. </p> <p>But Andargachew claimed to be no longer at war with the government and vowed to "calm down."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140709/ethiopia-dissident-paraded-state-tv-after-arrest-extradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berhanu Nega Ginbot 7 Technology War AFP Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:25:51 +0000 6200416 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with 'terrorism' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/ethiopian-bloggers-journalists-charged-terrorism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday.</p> <p>The seven members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists were arrested in April, prompting an outcry from rights groups who said the case was an assault on press freedom.</p> <p>The group is accused of planning attacks in Ethiopia and working in collusion with the US-based opposition group Ginbot 7, labelled by Ethiopian authorities as a terrorist organisation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/ethiopian-bloggers-journalists-charged-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Alemayehu Ginbot 7 Technology War AFP Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:45:27 +0000 6208367 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with 'terrorism' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/ethiopian-bloggers-journalists-charged-terrorism-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday.</p> <p>The seven members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists were arrested in April, prompting an outcry from rights groups who said the case was an assault on press freedom.</p> <p>The group is accused of planning attacks in Ethiopia and working in collusion with the US-based opposition group Ginbot 7, labelled by Ethiopian authorities as a terrorist organisation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/ethiopian-bloggers-journalists-charged-terrorism-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Alemayehu Ginbot 7 Social Issues Technology War AFP Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:06:11 +0000 6208704 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopian bloggers, journalists handed 'terrorism' charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/ethiopian-bloggers-journalists-handed-terrorism-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday.</p> <p>The seven members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists were arrested in April, prompting an outcry from rights groups who said the case was an assault on press freedom.</p> <p>The group is accused of planning attacks in Ethiopia and working in collusion with the US-based opposition group Ginbot 7, labelled by Ethiopian authorities as a terrorist organisation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/ethiopian-bloggers-journalists-handed-terrorism-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Anti-terrorism legislation Ginbot 7 Politics Social Issues Technology War AFP Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:54:04 +0000 6209112 at http://www.globalpost.com