In an attempt to rescue detainees from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Ethiopia today announced that it has decided to release 4,011 federal prisoners.
The Tigray Region of Ethiopia announced today pardoning 2,332 prisoners who were serving their sentences in different prisons.
Following the political and economic reform launched a year ago, the Government of Ethiopia has released over 100,000 prisoners, says Prime Minister Abiy.
The Federal Prison Administration, which used to be blamed for violating human rights of prisoners in Ethiopia, says it has fired 103 individuals who were in leadership positions.
The Federal Attorney General of Ethiopia announces pardoning 530 prisoners mainly women with children.