Africa | Freedom comes only after ‘rehabilitation’ training designed to prevent future protests
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/22/16, 09:03 am
Ethiopia’s government has said it will release nearly 10,000 people detained during its ongoing state of emergency, but another group of nearly 2,500 people will face charges for destabilizing the country.
Rights groups have warned the ongoing arbitrary arrests and limitations to free expression will continue to undermine long-term peace efforts.
Deputy government spokesman Zadig Abraha yesterday confirmed 9,800 protesters will be freed.