By SOF Editor on Fri, 11/20/2009 - 12:39pm
An Ethiopian court has convicted 27 people accused of conspiring to create public havoc in an attempt to bring down Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's government. Some of the defendants could face the death penalty.
A three-judge panel handed down guilty verdicts for 27 of the 46 defendants in the so-called Ginbot Seven case. Thirteen others who are not in custody had earlier been convicted in absentia. The remaining six were acquitted.
Those convicted include several current and retired army officers, including two generals, along with senior opposition political figures. They were charg