Ethiopia pardons two jailed Swedish journalists: govt source

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Ethiopia has pardoned two Swedish journalists jailed for assisting an outlawed rebel group and the pair will be released soon, a government source said.

“Some 1,900 prisoners have been pardoned and are scheduled to be released in the coming days. The Swedish journalists are part of the group,” the source told Reuters.



A news conference announcing the pardon was to be held at 1400 GMT, the source added, Reuters reports.