HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 cc178-9W
73. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement regarding the trial and sentence by the Ethiopian authorities at Harar of Mohammed Begorreh, the Chief Local Authority of Hargeisa, and spiritual Head of the Moslem Community.

Mr. Nutting

Mohammed Begorreh was convicted on 21st December by the Provincial Court at Harar on the charges of raising money for the purposes of a secret society and insulting the Ethiopian Government. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment. An appeal has now been lodged with the High Court in Addis Ababa.