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The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled: Ethiopia’s Refugees Unsafe in Kenya and Elsewhere

22 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch
“Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.

In Kenya, he hoped to be safe. But six months later Ethiopian officials kidnapped him in Nairobi and brought him to Ethiopia’s notorious Ziway prison, where he was mistreated and tortured, before being released. He fled to Kenya a second time.
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