Ethiopia

Ethiopia suspects men of dressing up as journalists

Ethiopia suspects two Swedish journalists in its custody of taking part in armed preparations and studying the country's oil resources with enemy intentions, according to TV4 news.

The station refers to documents sent from the Ethiopian justice department to the Swedish foreign ministry and detailing the prosecution.

According to the papers, Ethiopia also suspects the two men of dressing up as journalists as a cover up for terrorist activities.

After visiting Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson in prison Monday, the Swedish ambassador to Ethiopia told news agency TT that the men are anxious to clear their names.

The two are due to appear before an Ethiopian court on October 17, according to TT.