Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ethiopia Pardons Derg Members

The Ethiopian government has pardoned 23 former officials of the Derg, the Ethiopian Communist regime, sentenced to death for their roles in the previous government's crimes against its citizens. The pardon was granting at the urging of Patriarch Abune P'awlos of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church and other leaders of Ethiopian religious organizations. More here.

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