Swedes ‘were tortured’ by Woyanne –

May 23rd, 2007 Print Print Email Email

Three Swedish nationals detained in Ethiopia for several months and released last week were “tortured” and mistreated during their captivity, their lawyer said on Tuesday. (more…)

Three Swedish nationals detained in Ethiopia for several months and released last week were “tortured” and mistreated during their captivity, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

“They were imprisoned in isolation, in metal cages measuring one and a half square meters (16 square feet). They were handcuffed almost all the time, both their hands and feet,” Björn Hurtig told Swedish public radio.

He said the three slept with their handcuffs on.

“They were mistreated during interrogations and were physically and psychologically tortured,” he said, providing no further details.

The trio, two Swedish nationals and one permanent resident in Sweden whose identities were not disclosed, were arrested at the start of the year in connection with the conflict in Somalia.

According to Swedish news agency TT, they were detained in Kenya after having fled Somalia, where Ethiopian troops intervened late last year to drive out Islamic militants who had taken control of the country’s central and southern regions.

Ethiopia had accused the three of having fought against its soldiers alongside Islamists, TT reported.

Sweden had demanded the release of the detainees for several weeks and argued that the reason for their jailing had not been communicated officially.

In March, Ethiopia had released a 17-year-old Swedish girl who had been arrested for similar reasons.

The Ethiopian government said last month that 41 people suspected of terrorism had been arrested in Somalia and transferred to Ethiopia. They included citizens of the United States, Tunisia, Rwanda, Syria, Uganda, Saudi Arabia and Tanzania.

AFP (news@thelocal.se)

    | #1

    ethiopia is not eritria .what the hell are you taking about !!

  2. | #2

    I just only knew CUDP leaders are Angles becasue EPRDF leaders are devils. Advocates of the devil will never run out of fabricating lies. What surprizes me most is that when those advoacates of the devil are exposed and embarassed, still more and new ones will show up. What would be the best solution for this kind of phenomenon? It is possible to try to dry up the source, but how sure would we be that the source would remain dried up? How can one eliminate—selfishness, divisiveness, hunger for power, corruption, personal interest, entrigue, dishonesty, partisanship, ego, hatered, untipeople characteristics, etc. on earth? Do we have to learn how to live with them? Does it mean we have to learn how to live with EPRDF, too? Had it been in the past, I mean really in the past, action would have been there ahead of the answers to my questions. And that action would definitely be to the interest of the following generations. This type of action doesn’t mean it will be successfull everywhere, and evrytime. Time brings all sorts of changes; therefere,time and the law of nature would probably give the undisputable solution to all those problems.

  3. woyane
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    What’s up we EPRDF are not afraid of Ferenjis .if he ie a terrorist we have a right to deal with it.Where are you when Americans commited those crimes in Abugraabe.Are they Angels.You will see how we deal with CUD Terrorists in Kaliti.

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