Ginbot 7

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Ginbot 7 is a political party founded by Dr. Berhanu Nega, the founding chairman of Rainbow Ethiopia: Movement for Democracy and Social Justice and a deputy chairman of Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD).[1] According to their mission statement, Ginbot 7's goal is "the realization of a national political system in which government power and political authority is assumed through peaceful and democratic process based on the free will and choice of citizens of the country."[2]

In June 2011, the Ethiopian government labeled Ginbot 7 as a terrorist group, along with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), under the country's anti-terrorism proclamation.[3] The Committee to Protect Journalists criticized the move, predicting it would have a chilling effect on journalists attempting to cover opposition figures such as Berhanu Nega.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ginbot 7 forges an alliance with 2 other parties". Ethiopian Review. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ "http://www.ginbot7.org/Mission_Statement_ENG.htm". Ginbot7.org. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  3. ^ Tesfa-Alem Tekle (2011-06-20). "Ethiopia adds Al-Qaeda, its Somalia-based affiliate to terror list". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  4. ^ Mohamed Keita; Tom Rhodes (2011-06-24). "In Ethiopia, anti-terrorism law chills reporting on security". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 2011-06-24.