3 January 2019

Ethiopia Pardons 530 Prisoners for Christmas

Photo: Leadership
(File photo).

The Ethiopian government gives amnesty to some 530 federal prisoners in connection with the Ethiopian Christmas day celebrations.

Prisoners were pardoned amid the Ethiopian Christmas, which will be marked on January 7 to remember the birth of Jesus Christ.

According to ZinabuTunu, Head of Public Relations at the Federal Attorney General, the amnesty was made as part of the ongoing national reconciliation move.

Ethiopia, which celebrated its New Year on September 11, had also granted an amnesty for thousands of prisoners on the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year.


South Sudanese Refugees Face Uncertain Future in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has been praised for its open door policy to refugees feeling war-torn South Sudan. But with no signs of the… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2019 Ethiopian News Agency. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.