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Ethiopia Announces Pardon of More Than 2,000 Prisoners

Officials in Ethiopia’s Oromia region say they have pardoned more than 2,000 prisoners who were arrested during political unrest in 2015 and 2016. Oromia region spokesman Addisu Arega announced on social media Friday that 2,345 prisoners arrested for allegedly taking part in violent protests have been pardoned. Of those, 1,568 had been convicted and sentenced. Officials say those pardoned are expected to be released in a few days after taking rehabilitation courses. The United...

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