Tag Archives: Maekelawi

Ethiopia: MPs visit notorious jail

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 13, 2018) Members of the Ethiopian parliament paid a visit to the now closed Ma’ekelawi, an infamous jail in the capital Addis Ababa where political prisoners have been tortured. After international outcry over torture and abuse of prisoners at the jail, which also doubled as the “central investigation bureau,” the government announced in April ...

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Ethiopia: Judge prevents tortured prisoner at Ma’ekelawi from showing his scars

ESAT News (January 5, 2018) Two days after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, said Ma’ekelawi detention center was used by the former marxist regime but not his government to torture opponents, a political prisoner asked a court in Addis Ababa today to show scars of torture on his body. But he was prevented by a judge, who sarcastically told the ...

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Ethiopia: Political prisoners could be released as early as Friday

ESAT News (January 4, 2017) Media close to the regime in Addis Ababa reported that some political prisoners could be released as early as Friday or Saturday. The Reporter newspaper quoted its sources as saying that the office of the President has requested prison administration and the prosecutor general to provide the list of political prisoners. In a surprise move ...

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