ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (FBC)―In connection with the 2009 Ethiopian New Year (‘Enkutatash‘), the Ethiopian government has granted amnesty for 757 inmates found in various federal prisons.

They were freed after they met the requirements for clemency, said Getachew Ambaye, Ethiopia’s first Attorney General .

Among the pardoned included, members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Gibot 7 (Patriots Front), the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and the Gambella People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM), he said.

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Moreover, the government has granted amnesty for former Derg official, Melaku Tefera. The life imprisonment of 8 inmates was also reduced to 25 years.

Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC)
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