Saturday, May 26, 2018

740 Ethiopians Receive Pardon from Government
2018-05-26 22:12:02

ADDIS ABABA, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The Office of Ethiopia Federal Attorney General announced on Saturday it has pardoned 740 individuals and four companies.

Speaking to journalists, Federal Attorney general Berhanu Tsegaye said 137 individuals imprisoned on terror charges were released, along with 27 individuals imprisoned on corruption charges were give the pardon. Corruption charges on four companies was also discontinued.

Tsegaye said another 576 individuals serving time on various other criminal charges were also pardoned, 18 of whom are females.

The prisoner releases are part of the Ethiopian government's promises to institute political reform and affirm commitment to good governance.

Since the swearing in of new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on April 2, several thousand prisoners including prominent opposition figures and activists have been released.

Editor: Li Xia

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