Ethiopia pardons, releases Andargachew Tsige and 576 prisoners

Addis Ababa,  May 26, 2018(GMN)-The Ethiopian government has released Andarchew Tsige, leader of Arbegnoch Ginbot 7 who has been detained for treason and terrorism charges, and 746 other prisoners today.

 Andargachew was caught in Yemen, at Sena’a Airport, while in transit from Dubai to Eritrea.

576 prisoners convicted of various charges, 31 people under imprisonment for corruption charges, including Melaku Fanta and Gebrewahid Gebregiorgis, are also released on pardon.

137 other prisoners convicted for terrorism charges are also pardoned. Andargachew is pardoned and released on special basis, Federal Attorney General said. (State Media)