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Original Title in Amharic: [ፈርዖን፡ የአምባገነኖች ተምሳሌት]

Author: Ahmedin Jebel

Published: Aug. 2015

Reviewed by Abadir M. Ibrahim, for Addis Standard

Addis Abeba, May 12, 2017 – The author wrote the book during his time in prison, where he remains for over four and a half years at the time this review is published. While it is interesting to read about how he had to write the book despite his imprisonment, despite his torturous experience in prison, and despite prison guards trying to prevent him from writing and searching him regularly to confiscate his work, what is even more interesting is that the book actually owes its existence to the author’s imprisonment and torture.

The thirteen were also accused of working to ‘establish an Islamic state’ in Ethiopia; one of the accused has died while in jail  

Mahlet Fasil

Addis Abeba, January 26, 2017 – Ethiopia’s federal High Court 19th criminal bench has today sentenced 13 Muslims accused of killing Sheik Nuru Yimam, a prominent Islamic leader in Dessie town, 387kms North of Addis Abeba,  in July 2013, from 2 years and eight months to 16 years in jail.