3,591 political prisoners to be released in Amhara region of Ethiopia


Fana Broadcasting is reporting that 3,591 prisoners in Amhara region of Ethiopia have been pardoned. More details from Xinhua:

(Xinhua) – Ethiopia’s northern Amhara regional state on Monday said 3,591 prisoners were pardoned as part of the government’s reform plan.

The Justice Bureau of Amhara regional state, however, said those pardoned did not include inmates convicted for rape, human trafficking, corruption and circulating counterfeit money, reported state-affiliated media outlet, Radio Fana.

Amhara regional state had recently pardoned 2,923 detainees as part of efforts to create national consensus and social harmony.