Ethiopia: Raising the Wrong Flag

Wonkette of Weichegud! ET Politics posts a roundup of reaction to the ongoing treason trial in Ethiopia. More than 70 people are charged with crimes which carry the death penalty. As the post points out they are considered to be prisoners of conscience by human rights group Amnesty International; in one case the evidence brought against a defendent included the accusation of treason for decorating a hall with the wrong flag.

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