Can you go to jail if using Skype?

Using any VoIP services, as Skype, Google Talk ect. you will end up in prison, in Ethiopia.

According to the news channel Al Jazeera, Ethiopia have a new law that criminalized the use of both Skype and other voice services.

It can be up to 15 years in jail for citizens that violate this law.

The law have been in used since last month, but has so far not become known outside the country.

To legitimize the law authorities refer to “national security” and that the need to protect the country’s telekommonpol.

Ethiopia has a single internet service provider, state-owned Ethio Telecom, which can censor and filter users access the internet at our discretion.

The law takes Ethiopian authorities a further step to curb the opposition in the country, according to Al Jazeera.