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Ethiopia pardons thousands of inmates

The Federal Attorney General said 1,087 inmates will be granted pardon in connection with the Ethiopian New Year to be celebrated on Thursday, September 12,2019.Among  the inmates that will be given pardon include 367 inmates from Kaliti,  28 from Ziway and 439 from Shewa Robit prison centers, according to  Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye.

They will join the society as of Tuesday, September 10,2019, he said.

In a related development, the Amhara regional state of Ethiopia  also granted pardon for 4, 329 prisoners.

About 90 out of those pardoned are women.

Similarly, the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Regional State of Ethiopia, pardoned 2,366 inmates.

Ethiopian government pardons inmates every year as the nation celebrates new year regardless difference in religion.


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