Eight Ethiopians charged with leaking information to terrorist groups

ADDIS ABABA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Eight Ethiopians have been charged on suspicion of leaking secret political and economic information to leaders of terror groups.

According to a report on Monday by the Ethiopia state-affiliated media outlet Radio Fana, the eight Ethiopians will stand trial at Ethiopian Federal High court charged with leaking information they gathered while attending government meetings in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and Oromia regional state.

The charge sheets state that the defendants used email and telephone calls to leak security and classified information on meetings they attended during a six year period from 2010 to 2016.

The accused are also alleged to have provided list of journalists and government officials for the groups to take action against them.

The report however didn't mention specific terror groups the individuals were allegedly associating with.

[ Editor: Xueying ]


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