Ethiopia Pardons Over 1,000 Inmates For New Year
Note: The largest prisoners of conscience are in Oromia (over 10,000). Today, OPDO released none, while Amhara regional state released 4,329 and Southern Nations regional state freed 2,366. What a shame for OPDO!
Addis Ababa, September 9, 2019 (FBC) –The Federal Attorney General said 1,087 inmates will be granted pardon in connection with the New Year
Ethiopian New Year (2012 E.C.) will start on September 12.
Among the inmates that will be given pardon include 367 inmates from Kaliti, 28 from Ziway and 439 from Shewa Robit prison centers, according to Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye.
They will join the society as of tomorrow, he said.
In a related development, the Amhara regional state also granted pardon for 4, 329 prisoners.
About 90 out of those pardoned are women.
Similarly, the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Regional State, pardoned 2,366 inmates