The former editor of Fitih weekly, Temesgen Desalegn, sentenced to three years in prison by the federal high court in Addis Ababa; FBC Writes. The court has also fined the publishing house behind Fitih, Mastewal publishing and advertising works, ten thousand birr. The federal high court’s 9th criminal bench has been seeing three charges filed by the federal prosecutors on Temesgen that accused him of provoking violence by his writings.
After a lengthy court case, it was recently that the court found Mr. Temesgen as guilty of the charges.
But since the court considered all the three charges as one, Mr. Temesgen has got three years.