ETHIOPIAN SC UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCES ON CONVICTED TERRORISTS
February 22, 2007: The Ethiopian Federal Supreme Court upheld death sentences passed by the Federal High Court on five convicted terrorists.
Mohammed Mahmoud Farah, Mohammed Hassan Mahmoud, Ibrahim Hussein Nalaye, Mohammed Almi Liben and Mohammed Ibrahim were convicted of committing various terrorist attacks in Addis and Dire Dawa cities in 1988.
The Bench saw no reason to change the sentences, explaining many people died in the convicts' terror attacks and they were intended to endanger the sovereignty of the nation and destabilize its peace and security. The attacks committed by the terrorists claimed 29 lives, injured 18 and destroyed property valued at 11.42 million birr. (Sources: The Ethiopian Herald, 23/02/2007)