Ethiopia: Pregnant woman gave birth in detention

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SomaliNet | Feb 27, 2007

Reports from the Ogaden Online reporter in the provincial city of Jig Jiga, Ogaden confirm that an illegally detained, pregnant woman, Samsam Farax Dawaare has given birth in the Jig Jiga prison. Samsam is reported to have been severely tortured in detention for the past six months.


It is reported that the Ethiopian militia controlling the prison refused any medical care for the pregnant woman who has since gave birth. Eyewitnesses and close relatives of Samsam confirm that she was detained on September 9 th 2006.

The illegally detained woman has at one time been held in a prison known as Habaano, which is well known throughout Ethiopia for extreme forms of torture and extra judicial killings.

Samsam was recently brought before a provincial courts which found her not guilty of any crimes however the kangaroo court did not order the immediate release of the severely tortured pregnant woman.

Eyewitnesses within the Jig Jiga prison told our reporter that Samsam and her new born are still in detention with neither medical attention nor the provision of healthy foods for her to help with breastfeeding.

Ogaden Online News – ogaden.com

  1. j.p.h
    | #1

    In Ethiopia torturing pregnant ladies is allowed,
    In Ethiopia raping women by Woyanes is allowed,
    In Ethiopia pregnant women are imprisoned,
    In Ethiopia even unborn child languishes in prison,
    Why? Why? Why?
    Where are national or international women’s associations? where are the UN,UK,US,EU,AU…
    Up to when is Woyane to rule without impunity?

    Where is “GOD” himself?

  2. terrara
    | #2

    you are sucking the problem of that country like a sponge but if someone squze you you just cry and cry…

    what i wonder is only your logo the ETHIOPIAN flag !! forget it !!
    there schould be a littel bit correction to your motto too
    ABUGIDA schabiays Pride and vision could be the right one what do you think?

    why are you so aschemed that you are not for ETH.

  3. j.p.h
    | #3

    “Terrara”
    Go to school first,
    Then you’ll understand the fact I’ve stated there!

  4. j.p.h
    | #4

    “Terrara”?
    Go to school first,
    Then you’ll understand the fact I’ve stated there!

  5. terrara
    | #5

    j.p.h , which school do you tink i visit .
    as an ethiopian i dont need school to identify your evel intation, wisdome fllows through my blood as i was born.
    as i finished ABUGIDA and then MELEKTE HAWARIY i then got my DAWIT from YENETA.
    do you think that is not enough to deffrenciate good from evil?
    just for example i dont cry for international association in uk, usa eu or some where , because a women in jijjga prison give a birth.
    i would rather try to change this prison to a hospital , so that a lot of kids get a nice hospitality which you probably did not get.

    you must be YE ENGDE LIGE ,good for noting .
    by the way for that poor women i will say MARIAM BE SCHLEM TAWTAT.
    and you go to hell with your intrnational association !!!

  6. geremew
    | #6

    Another BERE WELEDE type story, but this time THE PICTURE OF THE ALEGED VICTIM IS MISSING……

  7. MISTER X
    | #7

    HO HO I DONT KNOW WAY GOD FORGEDT THE POPEL OF ETHIOPIA WHAT KIND OF SINE THAT THEH POPEL DO MORE THAN ANY ONE OF THE WORLD COUNTRY I AM MISTER X AND I AM THE DOCTORE OF THE SICATRIST IN THE HOSPTAL OF AMANUEL IN THERECENTLY YERS IF OUR HOSPITAL RECIVE MORE THAN 3 PASIONT IN A DAY WE HAD WONDER BUT NOW A DAYES MORE THAN 20 NWE DEPRESED PAICIANTES COME TO GATE TRITMENT IN OUR HOSPITAL YOU GAYES YOU ARE LIVING IN THE UNITED SATE OF AMERICA BUT IF YOU COME TO THIS COUNTRY SEE WHAT IS GOING ON YOU WILL KIL YOUR SELFE I DONT KNOW WEYANE WHAT TO DO ANY MORE ALL THE PAICENTS ARE DEPRSED BY THE ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT POLICE THIS IS WHAT WEYANE WONT TO LOOK FOR

  8. | #8

    I fill sorry about the lady who gave birth in the prison this situation is usual cruelty please try at least to minimize it.
    Indemn senebetachihu kburatna kburan igne ihtachihu bemetenu dehna negn.
    I remind your doing the best job in the whole wide world last time I forgot to give comment for Ethiopian Idol. One of the singers, of all singers she tried to sing Aster Awoke’s song which is very hard to sing I appreciated you you tried your best by the way Aster Awoke is my favorite singer
    No one like her which can satisfied my interest Aster kfu aynkash beselote alresashim.
    Every night I make exercise with your song. I had a very good memory with the song That the singer sang. God bless all

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