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Swedish FM: Ethiopia Promised Journalists’ Pardon in May

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Sweden’s foreign minister says he knew back in May that Ethiopia planned to release two Swedish journalists, but that he had to keep quiet about the deal. Foreign Minister Carl Bildt disclosed details about the talks to free Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson on his blog Tuesday, one day after the journalists were pardoned and […]

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Swedish Journalists Plead Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges in Ethiopia

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two Swedish journalists who are accused of aiding an outlawed rebel group in Ethiopia pleaded not guilty on Thursday to terrorism charges in Ethiopia’s Federal High Court. Ethiopian troops arrested freelance investigative journalist Martin Schibbye and photojournalist Johan Persson in July with members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front, which Ethiopia considers to be a […]

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