ESAT Special Program with Artist Tamagn Beyene March 2019

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Ethiopia announced the closure of a notorious detention and investigation center, commonly known as Maekelawi, which is located in the capital Addis Ababa. State-linked Fana Broadcasting reported that the last detainees in the center have been transferred to another correctional facility. The closure was part of the commitment made by the ruling EPRDF coalition last December as it tried to end anti-government protests. displayAdvert("mpu_3") The prime minister at the time, Hailemariam Desalegn announced that the Maekelawi prison would be converted into a museum, and that a new center compliant with the national parliament’s guidelines on human rights and international standards would replace it. Human rights groups have consistently described Maekelawi as a torture chamber. Hundreds of prisoners held at the Ma'ekelawi, including #Oromia region justice bureau PR head #TayeDendea and Univ. lecturer & blogger #SeyoumTeshome, both held under the #StateofEmergency, are now transferred to the #AddisAbeba police commission detention facility. #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/4C0LNjoXo5— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) 6 avril 2018 The closure comes just days after Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopia’s new prime minister following the abrupt resignation of his predecessor. In his inaugural speech, Abiy pledged to champion democratic reforms, a message that was well" />
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Ethiopia announced the closure of a notorious detention and investigation center, commonly known as Maekelawi, which is located in the capital Addis Ababa. State-linked Fana Broadcasting reported that the last detainees in the center have been transferred to another correctional facility. The closure was part of the commitment made by the ruling EPRDF coalition last December as it tried to end anti-government protests. displayAdvert("mpu_3") The prime minister at the time, Hailemariam Desalegn announced that the Maekelawi prison would be converted into a museum, and that a new center compliant with the national parliament’s guidelines on human rights and international standards would replace it. Human rights groups have consistently described Maekelawi as a torture chamber. Hundreds of prisoners held at the Ma'ekelawi, including #Oromia region justice bureau PR head #TayeDendea and Univ. lecturer & blogger #SeyoumTeshome, both held under the #StateofEmergency, are now transferred to the #AddisAbeba police commission detention facility. #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/4C0LNjoXo5— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) 6 avril 2018 The closure comes just days after Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopia’s new prime minister following the abrupt resignation of his predecessor. In his inaugural speech, Abiy pledged to champion democratic reforms, a message that was well

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