By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
These days, things are increasingly getting terribly unhappy in lawless Ethiopia under minority ethnic group-led the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) administration.
Ethiopia is at the beginning of its end. There is injustices of all sorts, transfer of Ethiopian lands to the Sudan, state violence, terrible poverty and the widespread drought the regime has been covering up until last Sunday, when the Man in the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office admitted to The Reporter it has become beyond its capability to stop its damages.
This Tuesday afternoon the gruesome news is about prison fire in Gondar, one of Ethiopia’s oldest prisons. Reports from various sources indicate that several scores of prisoners were scorched by both the fire and machine gun fires by police commandos against fire escaping prisoners, instead of saving and transferring them to a different holding place.
Human life has become so cheap in Ethiopia that regime’s mercenary forces shoot at will and get away with destroying life. Nobody has been held so far for such crimes, nor is the ethnic regime any accountable.
Residents of the town were furious that they reportedly started chanting “go away, we don’t need you.” mereja.com reported that some of the residents, who witnessed the savegery clashed with the police…Hundreds of people were wounded and killed by police. In fact, the save police have done more damage than the fire itself.”
How do other nations handle prison fire situation?
In 2015, a number of prison fires have occurred in different countries. There was not a single incident of shooting by the security forces against fire escaping prisoners, except in Peru where rubber bullets were fired. In all instances, the injured in the Philippines were taken to hospital and the ten dead were buried by their relatives.
In all instances, causes of the fire are investigated and the national fire department is made to submit official reports.
That was exactly what The Philippines did last October, when its dilapidated maximum-security prison was gutted down by fire, according to Reuters.
In the developed countries, there are prison fire protection systems. If people die in prison, the state is responsible for the dead tuck to the case the violation of their human rights while in state custody.
In Ethiopia, the TPLF regime is the worst version of Hitlerite in that regard. It always shoots first and works on its explanations later.
I am afraid Ethiopia is now convulsing into the beginning of the end of the much-hated regime’s end!
ኢሳት ዜና: በጎንደር ከተማ የሚገኘውና ባሕታ በመባል የሚጠራው ማረሚያ ቤት ግቢ ውስጥ በተነሳ የእሳት ቃጠሎ ማረሚያ ቤቱ ከፍተኛ የሆነ አደጋ የደረሰበት ሲሆን ቁጥራቸው ከ30 እስከ 50 የሚሆኑ ታራሚዎች መሞታቸውንና ከ300 እስከ 500 በላይ የሚሆኑ እስረኞች ደግሞ አምልጠው ከሕዝቡ ጋር ሲቀላቀሉ ከ100 በላይ የሚሆኑት እስረኞች በእሳት ቃጠሎው ጉዳት ደርሶባቸዋል።
የፌዴራል ፖሊሶች ከውስጥና ከውጭ የተኩስ ልውውጥ በማድረግ ታራሚዎችን መገደላቸውና መውጫ አጥተው በእሳት ቃጠሎ እያረሩና እየነደዱ መሆኑን የዓይን እማኞች ይናገራሉ። የፌደራል ልዩ ኃይልና የወሕኒ ቤቱ ፖሊሶች ቃጠሎውን ከማጥፋት ይልቅ በእስረኞቹና በነዋሪው ላይ በኃይል አሰቃቂ እርምጃዎችን በመውሰድ አደጋውን የከፋ አድርገውታል።
ሕዝቡ አንፈልጋችሁም ለቃችሁ ውጡልን ልጆቻችንን አትግደሉ በማለት ቁጣውን እየገለጸ ነው።ሞት ለወያኔ! ሞት ለብአዴን! የሚሉ መፈክሮች በማንገብ ሕዝቡ ደጀንነቱን አሳይቷል። ጎንደር የጦር ቀጠና ውስጥ ስትሆን ሕዝቡ የእስረኞቹን ሕይወት ለመታደግ አስፈላጊውን መስዋዕትነት መክፈሉን ቀጥሏል።የታራሚዎቹ ቤተሰቦች እና የጎንደር ከተማ ነዋሪዎች ከፍተኛ በሆነ ሃዘን ውስጥ ከመርውደቃቸው በተጨማሪ የጉዳቱን መጠን በውል ማወቅ አልተቻለም።
ተጨማሪ ጦር ከአዘዞና ከልዩ ልዩ ቦታዎች በመኪና ተጭኖ እየመጣ ነው፡፡እስረኞች ሰብዓዊ መብታቸው ተጥሶ በእሳት ይጋያሉ፣ ይገደላሉ፣ ታስረው እየተደበደቡ ከፍተኛ ስቃይና ግፍ እየተፈጸመባቸው ይገኛሉ።እስከ አሁን ድረስ የክልሉ መንግስትና የፌደራል መንግስት ምንም ዓይነት መግለጫ አልሰጡም።