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