Alleastafrica
Ethiopia LATEST NEWS

Merera Gudina: Ethiopia releases opposition leader

Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention.

Prison authorities told his family that he was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go back home.

He has been in prison since December 2016 and was facing multiple charges, including association with terrorist groups.

The Ethiopian government announced on Monday that it would drop charges against more than 500 suspects.

Earlier this month, the government said it would pardon and drop the cases against several convicted politicians and those with cases in court, in order to foster national cohesion.

The announcement followed more than two years of anti-government protests that have rocked the country, with demonstrators calling for political and economic reforms and an end to state corruption and human rights abuses.

Ethiopia has always denied that there were any political prisoners in the country, as alleged by human rights and opposition groups.

Related posts

Ruto defends finance law, says taxes needed for development

Newsroom

New minister sworn in a day after Magufuli fires predecessor Makamba

Newsroom

Gruesome Uganda murders put police role in the public dock

NewsDesk

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More