27 March 2020 – Government pardons 4000 prisoners to help prevent spread

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Prisoner Amnesty
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Police, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President Sahle-Work Zewde

Overview: Ethiopia pardons more than 4,000 prisoners to help prevent coronavirus spread. The directive only covers those given a maximum sentence of three years for minor crimes and those who were about to be released from jail, she said.
Full details here: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/26/africa/ethiopia-pardons-4000-prisoners-over-coronavirus/index.html

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