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Moving on From Ethiopia’s Torturous Past

“I was stripped down to my underwear and whipped with an electric cable every night for a month, all because I participated in protests [against the government],” a man who had been tortured in an Ethiopian police station in 2016 told me. “They removed three of my fingernails with pliers and beat me on the soles of my feet.” When I spoke with him two months ago, he told me he is pleased he can now walk on the street without fear of arrest, but he can’t walk far because of the pain in his feet. He can no longer farm because the government took his family’s small plot of land after his arrest. In…

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