Coronavirus combat: Ethiopia to free over 4,000 prisoners

Ethiopia has announced it would free thousands of inmates from the country's overcrowded prisons as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Attorney General Adanech Abebe told state media the measure would apply to more than 4,000 prisoners, many of whom are locked up for petty crimes and drug offences or have less than a year remaining on their sentences.

Conditions in Ethiopia's prisons are harsh and in some cases life threatening, marred by "gross overcrowding and inadequate …

Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans.
Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision.
Subscribe on our Youtube channel and receive all the latest news from the continent.
ethiopia, coronavirus, prisoners
Be the first to comment