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Ethiopia frees 43 Eritrean prisoners

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Ethiopia has released 43 Eritreans who had been arrested over the last 20 years for what officials called immigration-related offences.
The releases come at a time of improved relations between the two states including the restoration of diplomatic relations for the first time since the 1998 border war that lefts tens of thousands of people dead.
The prisoners were freed by the Tigray regional government.
The head of its justice department, Amanuel Assefa, defended the detentions, saying anyone who violated the law had to face justice.

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