Ethiopia Releases More Than 100 Somali Prisoners


The Ethiopian Government released more than 100 Somali prisoners and handed them over to Somalia’s Federal government, according to report.

Somalias Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire, who is currently attending the 29th African Union summit in the neighboring East African nation confirmed the release on his twitter feed.

Ethiopia agreed to hand over 120 Somali Prisoners in the framework of an agreement we reached, he tweeted. Mr Kheire did not mention if there were other Somali inmates still in Ethiopian jails.

The freed detainees are expected to join the Somalia Prime Ministers trip back to home in the coming days. It is unclear if the Prisoners, who were released under an agreement reached by both governments last month in Addis Ababa, completed their sentences.

Details of the offences for which they were imprisoned were not immediately available. Most of them have served in the Ethiopian jails for several years without any trial, according to Horseemedia.

Source: Horseemedia


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