Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have been detained since anti-government protests broke outA court in Ethiopia has sentenced more than 30 people to long prison terms for belonging to an outlawed group. They were allegedly members of Ginbot 7, a group the authorities say is committed to overthrowing the government. Members of the Ginbot 7 group, founded by an Ethiopian-born British citizen, Andargachew Tsege, will now serve sentences of between 15 and 18 years. Although their supporters are hoping they will be released, the authorities here see Ginbot 7 members as terrorists, not political activists. Ethiopia has always denied that there were any political prisoners in the country, as alleged by human rights and opposition groups.
Source: Ethiopian News January 12, 2018 15:23 UTC