June 11, 2007
Just heard that 38 of the CUD defendants - including all the obvious ones - have been found guilty of the main charge of outrages against the constitution. The verdict came down suddenly after they refused to defend themselves. Wasn't in court myself so can't say more than that. They will be sentenced next month. The second the news came in over my mobile, a huge thunder and hail storm broke over Addis.
[Many people are saying many of the CUD people had actually not yet decided whether to defend themselves or not when the verdicts were announced.]
Posted by aheavens at June 11, 2007 1:22 PM