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

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