Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ethiopian opponents denied bail

Are changes afoot in Africa? First, there is recent news of people aiming to overthrow the leader of Chad. Yesterday, African leaders condemned the leader of Zimbabwe. Today, there is news of campaign aiming to unseat the leader of Uganda and now the BBC says the entire leadership of the CUD in Ethiopia is in jail and denied bail:

A group of Ethiopian opposition leaders, aid workers and journalists - facing treason, conspiracy and genocide charges have been denied bail.
The High Court judge said the severity of the accusations against the group of 131 precluded their release.

The group, including all the leaders of the main opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) party, are refusing to recognise the court's legitimacy.

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