The Abuse of Pardon Law in Ethiopia: The Case of Birtukan Midekssa – Fitsum Alemu

October 8th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

On December 29, 2008, the re-arrest of a vibrant Ethiopian opposition leader, Birtukan Midekssa, set off a debate about Ethiopian pardon law. (more…)

On December 29, 2008, the re-arrest of a vibrant Ethiopian opposition leader, Birtukan Midekssa, set off a debate about Ethiopian pardon law. Her arrest and imprisonment also caused U.S. congressmen1 and senators,2 and their Canadian and European counterparts, to condemn the actions of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Forces (“EPRDF”).

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