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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Ethiopia imprisons 16 accused of trying to create a separate state in Oromia
Defendants part of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), labelled as terrorist organisation by the government.
Ethiopia has sentenced to prison 16 people accused of trying to create a separate state in Oromia region. The defendants belong to the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), which the government has labelled as a terrorist organisation.
They all received prison terms from between four to 13 years, according to AP news agency.
The Ethiopian Federal High Court said in its ruling on Tuesday (28 March) that the OLF members had tried to carry out terrorist acts across the country and supported other group members in remote parts of Oromia.
Both Oromia and the Amhara regions were rocked by months of anti-government protests last year.
Among other things, protesters called for the release of political prisoners, and demonstrated against perceived disenfranchisement and lack of inclusion in the political process as the government is dominated by the Tigray minority.