Prominent Ethiopian Prisoners Won't Sign Pardon Letters

Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega and two prominent opposition figures have refused to sign letters of pardon from the government, holding up their planned release from prison. Eskinder and opposition leaders Andualem Arage and Abebe Kesto — all critics of the government — are among 746 prisoners set for release following an announcement Thursday by Ethiopia's attorney general. But Eskinder's wife, Serkalem Facil, has told VOA's Horn of Africa Service that her husband declined to sign the letter of pardon because it states he was a member of Ginbot 7, a...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Friday, 9 February

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