|Ethiopia - Annual Report 2007|
|Written by Reporters without Borders|
|Thursday, 01 February 2007|
After a disastrous year, 2006 in Ethiopia was a static one. Some 20 journalists spent it in cells in Addis Ababa, part of a group of at least 76 members of the opposition, civil society and the private press prosecuted for 'treason', 'conspiracy' to overthrow the government and 'genocide'. For Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, there was no doubt that the opposition wanted to engineer a coup and to take revenge on ethnic Tigreans like himself.
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