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Swedish journalists jailed for 'promoting' rebel group

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-12-27

An Ethiopian court sentenced two Swedish journalists on Tuesday to 11 years in prison for allegedly helping the illegal Ogaden National Liberation Front rebel group and for entering the nation unlawfully in July.

REUTERS - An Ethiopian court sentenced two Swedish journalists on Tuesday to 11 years in prison for helping and promoting the outlawed Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel group and entering the country illegally, a judge said.

“The court has sentenced both defendants to 11 years. We have heard both cases ... and we believe this is an appropriate sentence,” Judge Shemsu Sirgaga told the court.

Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July after they entered Ethiopia’s Ogaden province from Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region with a team of ONLF fighters.

Date created : 2011-12-27

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