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

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