Ethiopia to free all political prisoners
16 days ago, 03:00
Ethiopia's prime minister has announced the release all political prisoners and the closure of a notorious detention centre which allegedly used torture to extract confessions. Hailemariam Desalegn told a press conference charges would also be dropped for those still awaiting trial. The move is designed to allow political dialogue, he said. Ethiopia is accused by human rights groups of using mass arrests and detention to stifle opposition. The country declared a state of emergency in 2016, follo ...
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