AMERICA

Ethiopian Government Pledges to Release ‘Political Prisoners’

Ethiopian Government Pledges to Release ‘Political Prisoners’

AFRICA, AMERICA, INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: In response to the announcement by the government of Ethiopia that it will release all political prisoners and close the notorious Central Crime Investigation Center, also known as Maikelawi, Freedom House issued the following statement: Ethiopia’s pledge to release political prisoners is a positive step that needs to be followed by many more steps toward democratization “Ethiopia’s pledge to release political prisoners is a positive step that needs to be followed by many more steps toward democratization,” said Jon Temin, director for Africa programs at Freedom House. “The Ethiopian government jailed thousands for participating in peaceful street demonstrations and involvement with opposition political parties, activi