Ethiopia convicts two Swedish journalists on terrorism charges

Published 22 December 2011

On Wednesday two Swedish journalists were convicted of supporting terrorism by an Ethiopian court after they entered the country with an ethnic Somali group; the journalists will be sentenced next week and could spend as long as fifteen years in prison; the journalists say they were gathering news, but the judge doubted their explanation and accused them of being members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front; Jonas Nordling, the chairman of the Swedish Union of Journalists, said the ruling was purely political and meant to deter journalists from covering the area

Source: Ethiopia convicts two Swedish journalists on terrorism charges