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Ethiopia Adopts New Version of Much-Criticized Terrorism Law

Published on: Friday 03 January 2020

Ethiopia Adopts New Version of Much-Criticized Terrorism Law Ethiopian lawmakers have replaced anti-terrorism legislation that had drawn criticism from rights activists, although Amnesty International said the new version still had the potential to be used against government critics. The new law, adopted Thursday, removes text invoked to arrest scores of journalists and politicians over the years. A vaguely-worded provision to punish acts "encouraging terrorism" has been axed in favor of more specific language targeting "incitement." The new version also guarantees workers' right to strike even if they "obstruct public services," an offense the law



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