Ethiopia Release Over a Thousand More Prisoners

Authorities in Ethiopia's Somali region have released about 1,500 people from prison, the latest attempt to ease long-running political tensions. This brings the total number released within the last month to 6,000.

 



  • Ethiopia:   Another 1,500 Prisoners Released

    VOA, 23 February 2018

    Authorities in Ethiopia's Somali region have released about 1,500 people from prison, the latest step in a campaign to ease long-running political tensions. Read more »

Photo: Amnesty

The Ethiopian government has pardoned 746 prisoners, including prominent opposition figure Andualem Arage and journalist Eskinder Nega.

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