A restive region in Ethiopia says it has pardoned 2,345 prisoners as part of the government's recent pledge to release jailed politicians and others after the most serious anti-government protests in a quarter-century.
Oromia region spokesman Addisu Arega says in a Facebook post that more than 1,500 of the prisoners had been convicted, while the rest had been under investigation. They were accused of taking part in violent protests.
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