Abbay Media News
The mouth piece of the government Fana Radio/TV has indicated the attorney general of Ethiopia has decided to release Eskinder Nega and Andualem Arage along with 746 other prisoners.
According to Fana, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) executive committee has decided to release prisoners, especially those accused of terrorism, violence religious fanaticism and various other crimes by pardon. Among those who are to be released are found 417 correctional prisoners, prisoners awaiting trial and verdict. From these 417 correctional prisoners, 298 of them are held in federal prisons while the other 119 are in Amhara regional prisons.
The prisoners will be released after the list is presented and approved by the head of state. The prisoners that are going to be released are also required going through renewal training. The release of the prisoners has been accepted as good news by the public.
In related news, Blue Party member, Eyerusalem Tesfaw, has been released today after serving her 4 years 5 months imprisonment.
It is reported, without being too complacent with the news of the release of the prisoners, the struggle to free the country and build a democratic system must continue in earnest.