Ethiopia top opposition figure gets prison time for contempt

HRF condemns the Ethiopian authoritarian regime's sentencing of opposition politician Bekele Gerba to 6 months in prison

(ABC News) – One of Ethiopia's most prominent opposition politicians has been sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court along with three others after they sang a protest song during proceedings.

Bekele Gerba, former deputy head of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, protested after the court withdrew a previous ruling requiring Ethiopia's prime minister to appear as a defense witness.

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