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Ethiopian editor convicted of ‘incitement’

A former editor of an Ethiopian newspaper faces up to 10 years behind bars after a federal court in the East African nation found him guilty of inciting the public against the government.

Temesgen Desalegn, who worked for the now defunct Feteh weekly, was convicted Oct. 13 and will be sentenced Oct. 27, Bloomberg News said, citing his lawyer. Desalegn was also convicted of defaming the government and distorting public opinion in a case that lasted for two years.

Source: globaljournalist.org

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