Ethiopia high court postpones verdict in ex-dictator genocide trial Joe Shaulis at 2:26 PM ET
[JURIST] Ethiopia's Federal High Court has postponed a verdict in the genocide trial of former dictator Mengistu Haile Miriam [Wikipedia profile] until next January. The announcement of the verdict had been scheduled for Tuesday. Even though the trial has lasted 12 years, the delay was necessary for the court to review new defense evidence, according to the head of the three-judge panel trying the case.
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