Ethiopia Frees More Journalists and Political Prisoners
Civil Rights Defenders welcomes the recent release of several political prisoners in Ethiopia. The government has announced that in total more than 1 000 individuals will be released. The latest and most notable release of today includes the two journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye, who were serving prison terms of 18 and 14 years respectively. The famous case against three members of the Zone9 bloggers was also dropped today.