Former Ethiopian dictator sentenced to life

January 11, 2007 11:06

Former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday, ending a 12-year trial for genocide and other crimes committed during his bloody iron-fisted rule. Eleven of the former ruler's top officials were also sentenced to life while 47 other aides received sentences ranging up to 25 years, judge Medhin Kiros said.

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