Five sentenced to death in coup

ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court on Tuesday sentenced five senior opposition figures to death and 33 other people to life imprisonment for plotting to assassinate government officials.The Ethiopian government claimed in April it had uncovered a plot to kill government officials and sabotage infrastructure by a group called “Ginbot 7″ (May 15) allegedly led by the main opposition challenger in the disputed 2005 elections.”The following five have committed grave offences and four of them have not learnt from their previous sentences,” Judge Adam Ibrahim of the federal High Court said.

Five sentenced to death in coup

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