Seven suspects, including Bekele Gerba released from prison

Addis Ababa, February 13, 2018 (FBC) – Bekele Gerba and other six suspects have been released from prison today, according to information obtained by FBC.

The other suspects are Gurmessa Ayana, Addisu Bulala, Dejene Tafa, Getu Garuma, Tesfaye Liben and Beyene Ruda.

The Federal Attorney General yesterday announced that the charges against them have been dropped.

Recently, the Federal High Court sentenced some suspects to one year and others to six months in prison for contempt of court.

The Attorney General decided their cases to be reviewed by the Federal Board of Pardon and be released once it is approved by President Mulatu Teshome.

Accordingly, they were released today after their cases passed through the necessary processes.

Executive Committee of EPRDF recently to drop charges against and pardon politicians and individuals so as to build national consensus and widen the political space.

Posted Amare Asrat