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An intriguing political prison fire:      Ethiopian regime accused of gunning down Kilinto political prisoners as they flee burning jail

7 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Adam Withnall, The Independent Kilinto fire: Ethiopian government accused of gunning down political prisoners as they flee burning jail

Rights groups have raised serious concerns over the fate of political prisoners held at a facility on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after 23 inmates died in a huge fire at the high-security complex.

While the cause of the blaze remains unknown, the Ethiopian government has admitted at least two of the prisoners were gunned down by the authorities as they fled the burning building.
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