Ethiopia frees more than 7,000 prisoners for New Year

Ethiopia’s government has grated pardon to more than 7,000 prisoners to mark the country’s new year. Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC), the state broadcaster reported that 1,087 inmates from Kaliti, Ziway and Shewa Robit prisons are to be freed. In two other states – Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region extra 6,695 detainees are to be freed. Ethiopia’s Attorney General Berhanu Tsegay said he was granting pardons to these prisoners for the New Year to be marked on Thursday. Ethiopia follows a calendar that is about seven years behind…

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