Ethiopia has pardoned over 13,000 prisoners in the last six months

More than 13,000 people have benefited from the amnesty law in the past six months, according to the Federal Attorney General.

The amnesty law, which was passed by the Ethiopian parliament on 20 July 2018, came to an end yesterday after six months.

More than 13, 200 individuals took advantage of the law during this period.

The law grants amnesty for individuals and groups either under investigation or convicted on treason, crime against the constitutional order and armed struggle.

However, criminals convicted of genocide, extrajudicial killings, forced abduction, and committing inhuman torture and beating will not benefit from the law.