Breaking: Attorney Says Journalist Eskinder Nega and Politician Andualem Arage to be Released

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Andualem Aragie with his wife and children just before he was arrested

8-2-2018

The Ethiopian government’s Attorney General has said that journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition Andualem Aragie as well as other 746 people are be released on pardon or ceasing their charges, various state owned media outlets reported.

It is so nice to see these brave and strong freedom fighters released from jail to join their families.

About 417 of the pardoned inmates are federal prisoners jailed on terrorism, inciting violence, religious extremism and other related convictions.

The Board of Pardon will present the names and they will receive rehabilitation training.

The Attorney General dropped the charges against 329 suspects, where 278 suspects are from federal, 18 from Amhara and 33 from Tigray regional states.

The Federal Attorney General recently released 528 suspects, including 115 at federal level, in the first round. The remaining 413 were from SNNP regional state.

Source: State and Party Media outlets