Social media outrage as Ethiopian activist faces jail over 2015 Facebook post (

‘Very outrageous, Yonatan could face 20 years in prison just for a Facebook post, no one will believe this,’‘ this is the view of an Ethiopian activist Eyasped Tesfaye.

He was reacting to the impending sentencing of a former political colleague, Yonatan Tesfaye, who was on Monday found guilty of terrorism for Facebook posts he made in 2015.

Eyasped while insisting that Yonatan was not a terrorist also said the current trend showed that there was no freedom of speech in Ethiopia. His view is similar to one expressed by lead counsel for Yonatan. Sentencing is due on May 22 this year.   [...] MORE