Ethiopia opposition members ask for pardons of election protest convictions Brett Murphy at 1:23 PM ET
[JURIST] Five opposition members in Ethiopia [JURIST news archive] asked for pardons on Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges of attempting to overthrow the government. The five submitted a letter to High Court Judge Adil Ahmed saying that they did not wish to fight the cases against them and asking for a pardon of any crimes. Prosecutors in the case have requested that the defendants, who have been in prison since 2005, receive the death penalty.
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