Embassy of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopa
in the Republic of South Africa

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Addis Ababa, February 14, 2018 (FBC) –About 746 inmates and suspects, including Eskinder Nega and Andualem Arage, will be released from prison today, the Federal Attorney General told ENA yesterday.


The Federal Attorney General recently decided to drop charges against them.

Bekele Gerba, Gurmessa Ayana, Addisu Bulala, Dejene Tafa, Getu Garuma, Tesfaye Liben and Beyene Ruda, who were charged with suspicion of inciting violence, were also released yesterday.

The move came following the decisions of the Executive Committee of the EPRDF to free the detainees in line with the law.