Ethiopia releases 336 prisoners seized during elections unrest

[JURIST] Ethiopian officials announced Friday that 336 detainees seized in the wake of post-election protests [JURIST report] have been freed. A government spokesman said that any additional prisoners found not to have been involved in the protests would be released. Some human rights groups estimate that the number of people arrested [Human Rights Watch press release] was in the thousands. At least 36 people were killed in the protests after police opened fire on crowds protesting election results [JURIST report] in the first of four polls designed to reintroduce democracy for the first time in decades. AP has more.



 

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