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Ethiopia: Colonel Demeke Zewdu freed amid new wave of strikes in Amhara region

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 19, 2010) A leading figure of the resistance movement in the Amhara region, Colonel Demeke Zewdu has walked out of a prison in Gondar today. Residents of the city of Gondar and other major towns have began a three day strike today to demand the release of all political prisoners including the Colonel who ...

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Ethiopia: Euphoria and mixed feelings as prisoners of conscience walk free

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 14, 2018) A number of political prisoners were freed today and were welcomed at the gates of Ethiopia’s notorious jails by thousands of people, a scene that is uncommon in a country that holds unarguably the highest number of prisoners of conscience anywhere. Thousands of people have gathered at the gates of Kaliti and ...

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