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Ethiopia’s Torture Problem and the Court of Public Opinion

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Ethiopia’s state broadcaster EBC aired a documentary this week, detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. Many Ethiopians were shocked and outraged. Expand Screenshot from EBC documentary detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. © 2018 EBC/YouTube These allegations are not new. Human rights groups have documented extensive torture in detention for many years. What has changed is that torture is now spoken about openly on state television and by the government after years of denial…


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