- Advertisement -Ethiopia is to release all political prisoners and close a detention centre notorious for allegedly using torture to extract confessions, the prime minister has said. Ethiopia is accused by human rights groups of using mass arrests and detention to stifle opposition. Mr Hailemariam’s announcement included the closure of Maekelawi – a detention facility at the centre of the torture allegations. A new detention centre will be opened, Mr Hailemariam said, which would comply with international standards. However, the Addis Standard links it to two days of action across social media at the end of December, raising awareness of the plight of political prisoners.
Source: Ethiopian News January 03, 2018 11:37 UTC