Ethiopia Convicts 10 for Links to al-Qaida
[An Nahar] An Æthiopian court on Tuesday convicted ten people of having links to al-Qaeda, including leading "terrorism cells," and of laundering money.
"We have found them guilty," said judge Bahru Darcha.
The convicts, who included one Kenyan, were charged in April under Æthiopia's anti-terrorism legislation with having links with Islamist krazed killers, the first trial in Æthiopia for al-Qaeda suspects.
All but the Kenyan pleaded not guilty.
While the crimes carry a maximum penalty of death, prosecutors requested a sentence of life in prison. Defense lawyers said they would appeal.
The court will hand the convicts their sentence on January 15.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-02