Ethiopia to Amend Anti-Terror Laws in Political Thaw

  • New prime minister has indicated he’ll open political space
  • Parties to meet today after agreement on changing legislation

By Nizar Manek, 31 May 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopia’s government plans to amend parts of the nation’s anti-terror law as the high court dropped terrorism charges against the heads of two U.S.-based opposition groups.
The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front and other political parties will meet Wednesday after agreeing to alter unspecified articles of the law, Fana Broadcasting Corp. reported. The chief of staff for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Twitter that a draft amnesty law is being prepared, without giving further details.
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