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14:59

Ethiopia: Johan Persson, Martin Schibbye, two Swedish journalists receive 11 years in jail

CNN :: Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, two Swedish journalists, who were found guilty in Ethiopia of supporting terrorism were sentenced to 11 years in jail Tuesday, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said. "Our belief was that the court would think they were journalists and they would be released. This is what the prime minister has said before," ministry spokesman Anders Jörle said. "It is not fair that they are sentenced since they are journalists on a journalistic mission."

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