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Qilinto Fire

Addis Abeba, November 24/2016 – Ethiopian prosecutors have charged at least 38 inmates for “causing fire and beating 23 prisoners and making them burn” at Qilinto prison, a maximum security prison located in the southern outskirt of the capital Addis Abeba.  A fire at the Qilinto prison on September 3, …

Addis Abeba Nov. 11/2016 – The Federal high Court 19th criminal bench has this morning adjourned the hearing involving prominent opposition figure Bekele Gerba and 21 co-defendants charged with him until Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016.

By Zecharias Zelalem, special to Addis Standard On Saturday, September 3rd 2016, something sinister, ghastly, premeditated and honestly speaking somewhat poorly calculated, transpired in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Abeba. The tragedy in question has, for the most part, managed to avoid the sort of outcry and global condemnation these …