Jailed for Facebook message
ETHIOPIAN journalist Getachew Shiferaw was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday for speaking to a dissident.
Getachew has been in jail since his arrest in December 2015, meaning he could be released from custody as soon as next week, his lawyer said.
Getachew was found guilty of encouraging revolt for sending a Facebook message to an Ethiopian dissident who had been convicted in absentia of being involved with an opposition group which has called for the violent overthrow of the ruling party. – AFP