Ethiopia to Free Political Prisoners, Close Prison

While the government did not say how and when it would close the Maekelawi detention center in Addis Ababa, doing so would be an important step toward ending longstanding political repression and human rights abuse in the country, says Human Rights Watch.



Aerial view of “Maekelawi” compound, the main federal police investigation center, in Central Addis Ababa, on February 18, 2013.

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