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.
HRW, 3 January 2018
Today, Ethiopia's ruling coalition announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center in the capital, Addis Ababa. While the… Read more »
Ethiopian Herald, 4 January 2018
The Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) will strive to compensate for the public grievances by taking practical measures, Chairpersons of the four national… Read more »
Aerial view of “Maekelawi” compound, the main federal police investigation center, in Central Addis Ababa, on February 18, 2013.
"The Ethiopian government has doubled down on its efforts to spy on its critics, no matter where they are in the world," said Human Rights Watch's Cynthia Wong. Read more »