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In the East African nation of Ethiopia, a trial of 30 members of the countries opposition party has been taking place. The trial stems back to the aftermath of the 2005 elections and the allegations of fraud and rigging, which led to protests where nearly 200 people were killed.The accused members of the opposition party, The Coalition of Unity and Democracy, face a range of charges of offences against the state. Sentencing took place earlier this week and 30 of those charged received life sentences. The Wire’s Peter Godfrey spoke with Tilahun Afrassa, who is a member of the Australian-Ethiopian community, and began by asking his thoughts on the recent proceedings…

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