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Ethiopian Christmas brings pardon to over 500 prisoners

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 3, 2019) This year’s Ethiopian Christmas, to be celebrated on Monday January 7th, brought a special gift to some 500 prisoners. They were pardoned ahead of the celebrations to be with their families. Ethiopia’s Attorney General said yesterday that the 530 pardons were mainly given to those who were jailed with children, the seriously ...

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Ethiopia passes amnesty law

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 28, 2018) The Ethiopian Parliament today passed an amnesty law to “pardon” those individuals that the government formerly accused, charged and/or sentenced after alleged crimes such as “attempt to overthrow the government, outrage against the constitution, treason and other political crimes.” The long awaited law comes after severe criticism against the previous administration, controlled ...

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