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No Information for Detainees' Relatives After Ethiopian Prison Fire

Relatives of people detained in Ethiopia’s Kilinto prison are desperately seeking news of their loved ones after the high-security penitentiary caught fire Saturday. The government released a statement saying there were causalities, but did not specify a number of dead or wounded. Editor-in-chief of local English-language newspaper Addis Fortune, Samrawit Tassew, told VOA Amharic at least one person was killed and 20 were injured. The prison houses high-profile political...

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