Ethiopian authorities bow to pressure, release a journalist

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An Ethiopian journalist walked out of a prison Monday after more than 120 days behind bars. Anania Sorri, a 34-year-old journalist and commentator was arrested in November, among tens of thousands held since a state of emergency.

He was held in a high security prison with no formal charge. His wife, Bezawit Hailegiorgis few weeks ago in an interview with the Guardian called on the international community to pressure local authorities to release her husband.

Anania said that he planned to continue writing. He posts critical commentary on a public Facebook page and blogs.

Scores of senior opposition politicians as well as bloggers and commentators such as Dr. Merera Gudina are still behind bars.

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