Ethiopia Frees two Swedish journalists, Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye

by Selam

Two Swedish journalists jailed on terrorism charges in Ethiopia were freed on Tuesday, September 10, 2012 after they were pardoned under a deal agreed by the late Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi in the weeks before he died. Martin Schibbye, a reporter, and Johan Persson, a photographer, were sentenced in December, 2011 to 11 years in prison after being found guilty of joining a separatist rebel group and crossing into Ethiopia from Somalia illegally.

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