Some 375 Ethiopians sentenced in Saudi Arabia have been granted clemency, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The clemency was granted following an appeal from Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome to King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for their release.
Ethiopian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Saudi Arabia Amin Abdulkadir said the recent talks between the officials of the two countries and the clemency granted demonstrates a boost in bilateral ties.
The freed prisoners have been under detention for the past four years. According to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is the first time in the history of the relationship between the two countries that Ethiopians have been granted clemency.
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