Chadian authorities have granted a general amnesty for rebels in prison or in exile. The decision was reached at an extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting held on Monday in the capital, N’djamena.
The amnesty concerns all those convicted of undermining the integrity of the state and also acts relating to freedom of opinion.
The government also announced a general amnesty for those convicted of acts of terrorism, complicity in terrorism, and enlisting minors in armed groups.
In total, 289 people have been pardoned by the state.
This is a sign of openness on the part of the authorities, since the amnesty was one of the demands of the leaders of the politico-military groups for their participation in a national dialogue, the date of which has not yet been set.