Ethiopia amends controversial anti-terrorism law that banned protests

The Ethiopian parliament late last week approved amendments to the country's controversial anti-terrorist legislation.

The new version has more concise language as opposed to the old one whose wording was criticised as vague by activists and human rights organisations.

Prior to April 2018, the government routinely used the law to detain and charge activists, journalists and opposition politicians.

The new text also guarantees the right of workers to strike, even if this leads them to "obstru…

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