Ethiopia Closes Main Prison, But Activists Await Deeper Reforms
Former prisoners of Maekelawi Prison say that many detainees have simply been moved to different facilities, and they question whether the symbolic closure and releases signify real change, writes VOA.
VOA, 9 April 2018
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Aerial view of “Maekelawi” compound, the main federal police investigation center, in Central Addis Ababa, on February 18, 2013.
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