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  • Prominent Opposition figure Birtukan Mideksa, middle in green jacket, is being greeted by hundreds of her supporters shortly after her release in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Wednesday, Oct.6, 2010. (AP Photo/Samson Haileyesus)

    Ethiopia releases top opposition leader

    Ethiopian officials on Wednesday released a top opposition leader who had been sentenced to life in prison after the government said she had violated a pardon agreement and sent her back to jail in late 2008.

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