Ethiopian court acquits 5 bloggers of alleged terrorism charges; 1 still faces other charge

October 16, 2015 5:48 PM

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A lawyer and a journalists' group say an Ethiopian court has acquitted five bloggers of terrorism charges.

Lawyer Amha Mekonnen said the court freed four journalists on account of weak evidence. The bloggers — Abel Wabella, Atnaf Berhane, and Natnail Feleke — are members of a group known as Zone 9 who had been in detention since April 2014.

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