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

YAHOO! NEWS - THE CUTLINE | on Wed, Jan 3, 9:13 AM

By Aaron MaashoADDIS 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 ...

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