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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Eight Ethiopian journalists have been released after more than a year in prison. They’d been accused of attempting to destabilize the state. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) tweeted the news:

The first three were released on Wednesday. On Thursday CPJ said charges against five more journalists had been dropped.

“The release of these five journalists is a welcome turn of events in Ethiopia, where the number of journalists in prison has steadily increased in recent years,” said CPJ East Africa Representative Tom Rhodes in a statement.