Ethiopia: Swedish reporters sentenced to 11 years

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December 27, 2011
Lincoln Journal Star    
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"A court in Ethiopia has sentenced two Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison on charges of supporting terrorism after the two illegally entered the country with an ethnic Somali rebel group in a case that has been criticized by media rights groups. Judge Shemsu Sirgaga ruled Tuesday that the two freelance journalists -- Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye -- will serve 'rigorous imprisonment' following their convictions last week." (12/27/11)  

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