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Up to 80 Ethiopians languishing in narrow prison cell without trial for over eight months

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By Staff Reporter

ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – up to 80 Ethiopians  imprisoned in a narrow cell at Kele Police Station in the capital of Amaro Zone, which has recently been restructured under Southern Ethiopia Region, without trial, prisoners families said

Members of prisoners’ families told Addis Maleda that apart from languishing in the prison for over eight months without trial, the inmates have been beaten. As there is no food supply at the prison, families have to provide meals on a daily basis to the prisoners, Addis Maleda said.

An eyewitness who wanted to remain anonymous said that as the small prison cell in which the large number of inmates have been staffed is very narrow (only 3×4 metres width), the sweat of the detainees pours down like rain from the ceiling.

Most of the people arrested are government employees who are allegedly “involved in various corrupt practices”. Sources pointed out that the number of people suffering from injustice in the Zone is increasing from time to time.

Zonal Justice Office head, Mulukun Bekele, pointed out that the complaint regarding the detainment of many people in a narrow prison cell at the police station was correct. “But what has been said about torture ir beating is wrong information,” Muluken told Addis Maleda.

Melaku said that since most of the suspects detained at the police station were arrested in groups while organising themselves to commit crimes, the space at the prison is too small for all of them.  

“There are people who have been denied bail. But the complaints of  “detaining without trial” are baseless. There are no prisoners detained without due process of law,” he said. 

“There is no meal provision for all who are in the prison. The service will be provided when they are transferred to the correction centre after trial,” Muluken said.  

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “There is no meal provision for all who are in the prison. The service will be provided when they are transferred to the correction centre after trial,” Muluken said.

    It is a crime against humanity to deny any prisoner, let alone prisoners of conscience food to eat. abiy and his oromumma pp do not have any right to starve their political opponents to death. What is wrong with these murderers and torturers. It is morally reprehensible, repugnant and unconscionable to support abiy and his regime in any form. These thugs need to go to jail!!!!!!!

    • Subject: “Up to 80 Ethiopians languishing in narrow prison cell without trial for over eight months” By Staff Reporter,
      August 26, 2023

      Humble Opinion, 28 Aug 2023
      ha) So said an observer >>> “Crimes against humanity include starvation of prisoners,”
      hu) It will go on in an ancient independent Black African Country named ETHIOPIA in BLACK AFRICA
      he) That is what WE are
      ha) LET US BE HONEST TO OURSELVES.
      hie) What did we gain out of the highly tooted paper DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES
      hii Is there any change in Ethiopia — for the benefit of Ethiopians — from the environment of the past One Hundred
      Twenty Three (123) YEARS Ago?
      ho) Dear Reader: Be honest to YOURSELF .

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