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Ethiopia Releases Bloggers, Journalists

Ethiopian authorities have released five bloggers and journalists after they spent more than a year in prison, but four others remain behind bars.  Their release Wednesday comes before a visit to Ethiopia later this month by U.S. President Barack Obama. Media rights groups and legal practitioners welcomed the decision of the Ethiopian government prosecutor to drop terrorism charges against some of the detained journalists and bloggers. The bloggers' lawyer, Ameha Mekonnen,...

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