Sunday, 5 June 2011
Ethiopia Commutes Death Sentences of Derg Leaders Convicted of Genocide
Ethiopia has commuted the death sentences that were imposed in 2008 on 23 leaders of the Derg regime, according to AFP. Apparently the commutation doesn't extend to the former leader, Mengistu, who lives in exile in Zimbabwe. According to the United Nations survey on the death penalty, Ethiopia has only carried out a single execution since 2004, in 2007.