Samson Seyoum

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Samson, former editor in chief of Agere and Tequami, was sentenced to an undisclosed prison term for “inciting war and spreading Islamic Fundamentalism,” in articles he had published in Agere. Detained before the sentencing and unable to produce the bail of approximately US$730, Samson had just completed an 18-month prison sentence which he had begun in December 1995 after his conviction on charges of libel for an article in Tequami.