Conflict & Justice

Swedish Journalists Found Guilty in Ethiopia


Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson's lawyer Thomas Olsson (Photo: BBC)

A court in Ethiopia has sentenced two Swedish journalists to eleven years in prison for helping an outlawed rebel group.

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The reporter Martin Schibbye and the photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July after crossing into Ethiopia's Ogaden region.

They were convicted last week of aiding the Ogaden National Liberation Front. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Kevin Mwachiro in Nairobi about the story.