Canadian sentenced to life in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s top court has rejected an appeal by a former Torontonian serving a life sentence in an Addis Ababa prison to have his conviction for crimes against the country overturned.According to an email from the lawyer for Bashir Makhtal, the Ethiopian Federal Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court’s decision that found the Canadian citizen guilty of terrorism and sentenced him to life in prison.According to Gebreamlak Tekle, Makhtal was “calm” when he heard the court’s decision and was not surprised at all. He was in “good health and has gotten used to the situation in prison,” he added.

Canadian sentenced to life in Ethiopia

Blogged with the Flock Browser
Advertisements
Categories: Truth to Power | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: