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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.