Ethiopia to release jailed politicians to "foster national reconciliation": PM

Ethiopia to release jailed politicians to "foster national reconciliation": PMBy Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia will release politicians jailed on charges including involvement in terrorism, its prime minister said on Wednesday — an unexpected shift in stance from the government, which has denied accusations it uses security concerns to stifle dissent. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the move was intended to “foster national reconciliation”. It follows recent protests over land rights and repression and ethnic clashes, and comes amid a political crisis that has seen some senior officials resign from the ruling party.



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