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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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ለችግሮች መፈታትና ለሰላም መስፈን ግድ የሌለው ሕወሃት በፖሊሱና ደኅንነቱ አማካይነት በኦሮሞ ክልል ተማሪዎች ላይ ድል ተቀዳጅቻለሁ ይላል

3 Dec

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“በጥቂት ፀረ ሰላም ሀይሎች ተከስቶ የነበሩ ሁከቶች [የሕወሃት] ፀጥታ ሀይሎች ከየአከባቢዎቹ ነዋሪዎች ጋር በመሆን በቁጥጥር ስር አውለዋቸዋል” ይላሉ የኦሮሚያ ፖሊስ ኮሚሽን ኮሚሽነር ኢብራሂም ሀጂ ረቡዕ ማምሻውን ለፋና እንደተናገሩት። ዜናውን ለራሴ ሳነበው ቅጥፈት መሆኑን ገና ከመጀመሪያው ዐረፍተ ነገር ስለ ተገነዝብሁ የተለመደው ነገር ብየው ወደ ሌላ ሥራዪ ላመራ ነበር። ነግር ግን ግልጽ ላልሆነላቸው ወይንም መውያየት ለሚፈልጉ የራሴን ድርሻ በዚህ ጽህፍ ለማቅረብ መረጥሁ።
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GONDAR PRISON FIRE UPDATE 2: TPLF regime admits 17 lives were lost & a prisoner was shot escaping

2 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

We knew from the outset, what the TPLF regime would say about the Gondar maximum-security prison would be a lie. The fire did not cause much damage and no life was lost was the first explanation they announced on their media, citing as its source Commander Hassan Shifa, Chief of the Bahta Maximum-Security Prison.
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GONDAR PRISON FIRE UPDATE: TPLF plays down fire incident; it says no significant damage to Bahta maximum-security prison; no mention of prisoners’ deaths

2 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

While admitting the fire in Gondar maximum-security prison started at 13 hrs in broadday light, it subverted the truth into stating that the fire was put out by prisoners and the help of local residents.
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