In an extraordinary session held yesterday, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) passed a landmark bill which will grant amnesty for individuals and groups either under investigation or convicted of treason, crimes against the constitutional order and armed struggle. The bill was passed with one abstention.
On its extra-ordinary session that is scheduled for today, the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) is expected to approve a new bill which will provide for blanket amnesty for any person(s) accused of wide range of crimes such as outrage against the constitution, obstruction of the constitutional order, involvement in civil war, attack on the political and territorial integrity of the state, impairment of the defensive powers of the state, treason, provocation and preparation for violence, incitement of violence, contravention of the State of Emergency (SoE) and contravention of the terrorism Act among others.
The Federal Attorney General, Getachew Ambaye, announced today that the government of Ethiopia has given an order to terminate a total of 528 ongoing cases involving politicians and other suspects on federal and Southern Regional State levels.
Attorney General Getachew Ambaye is scheduled to brief the media tomorrow regarding the pardon/amnesty (yet to be clarified) of some political leaders who are...
Referring to the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) as ‘an enigma that is covered in mystery and shrouded with secrecy’ would be an understatement. One word best describes the party’s famous Executive Committee (politburo) and Central Committee meetings – clandestine.