SOS: Cry of help from brothers in torture chamber

March 2nd, 2007 Print Print Email Email

(EZ) — Federal police in Ethiopia has intensified its torture on prisoners who are accused of cooperating with Ethiopian patriots’ front to overthrow the government with force. The prisoners were rounded up from different parts of the country in December 2006.

After Amnesty International’s report exposed that some of these prisoners had been tortured at Maekelawi prison, they were transferred to Kirkos Sub-city jail in Kera. The torture has since been intensified even more.

Police sources said that some of the prisoners have been subject to prolonged period of torture. Foot whipping is the most often used technique of torture against the prisoners.

Action alert:
We need to save our brothers from the brutality they are facing.

- Please write letters to International Human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and inform them about what is happening.
- Write or call international media outlets to inform them about the torture

The following is the partially complete list of the torture victims. Some of the names might have been mentioned on previous posts.

1- DECHASA JIRU
2- CHERU NIDA
3- SOLOMON ZEWDE
4- ZEWDU LIYAW
5- EBRAHIM ADAM
6- BEKELE ASFAW
7- GEBREMARIAM GEBREMARIAM
8- DESALEGN SREKE
9- TAMENE WONDIMU
10- SISAY ZERIHUN
11- ABEBE BORYE
12- ABEBE GIRMA
13- ANTENEH GETNET
14- SEBSEBE ABEBE
15- ALEMAYEHU SEYFU
16- FIKRE WOLDEAMLAK
17- ALEMAYEHU TAMRE
18- MEMEHERE TADESSE
19- SULTAN MOHAMOD
20- FASIKA TAFA
21- GEZAHEGNE AREDA
22- TARIKU TELILA
23- MESFIN NEGATU
24) YESHINIGUS MENGISTU
25) TEKALEGNE DISSASA
26) BESIRAT ABI DESE
27) REBA BEDASSO
28- YETAYAL ZEWDE
29) ALEMU SAHLU
30) SHUMET ADANE
31) MEKCHA MENGISTU
32) FIKADU ANDUALEM
33) GIRAM SEWENET
34) ERGATAW GOBENA
35) TILAHUN AYALEW
36) BERUK MAMO
37) LULU MESELE
38- YOSEF KINFE
39) ELIAS CHERKO
40) BERHANU ABA DAMOT
41) ADISSU AMAN
42) CHOLO ASHINE
43) WUBITU MOSHA
44) MESELECH MENGESHA
45) COLONEL DANIEL

  1. j.p.h
    | #1

    I read the following poem in some web sits,
    Please read it and give your opinions.
    Thank you

    SOS
    FROM MAEKELAWI

    “Eri bey”? Ethiopia for your children in pain
    Torture intensified by the evil hit men
    So many sufferings in “Maekelawi”? Prison
    Exposed by “Amnesty”? to every citizen
    Transferred to “Kirkos”? no better detention
    Don’t hid atrocities the secrets seen open.

    Federal police men who use torture methods
    Feet whipping, head butting, crushing multiple bones
    Those are some to mention from all atrocities
    Believe it your time comes as history teaches us

    Dechasa Jiru, Cheru Nida and Solomon Zewde
    Zewdu Liyew, Ibrahim Adam with Abebe Bereye
    There are several there victims of “Woyane”?
    Bekele Asfaw, Reba Bedasso and Sisay Zerihun
    Let’s save them in time before things go to vain

    Abebe Girma , Anteneh Getinet and Sultan Mohamed
    Sebsebe Abebe, Alemayeh Seyfu with Yetayal Zewde
    Liberty and freedom being their only demand
    Are tortured brutally by non human kind
    Expose atrocities everywhere in the World

    Ergataw Gobena, Mekcha Mengistu and Shumet Adane
    Fekadu Andualem, Alemu Sahlu and Dissasa Tekalign
    All are now in “Kirkos ” jail some of them are dying
    G/Mariam, Fasika, lost conscious by the gang
    S.O.S Ethiopians mother land is gasping

  2. MISTER X
    | #2

    we can send you the pictures of the preseoners taht have been brutilised in the prison by the tigrians tourchers but whay the world keep silence aainst this government but when they seen the vido taht is relsed by the celphone they will do somting

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