Forty-one Ethiopians imprisoned in Sudan have returned home, the Ethiopian state affiliated media Radio Fana has reported.
A week ago, it was also reported by Ethiopian news sources that the Sudanese government had released 1,400 Ethiopians who were held prisoners in various detention centers in the country.
Most of the Ethiopians were reportedly detained for illegal entry into Sudan, while some were allegedly involved in a range of criminal activities, such as money laundering as well as human trafficking.
The release of Ethiopians from Sudanese jails was discussed during last month’s visit of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Sudan.
Every year, it is believed that thousands of Ethiopians illegally enter neighbouring Sudan either to work in Sudan or use it as a transit route across the Mediterranean Sea to various countries in Europe.