"They Want a Confession" Torture and Ill-Treatment in Ethiopia....The 70-page report PDF

"They Want a Confession"
Torture and Ill-Treatment in Ethiopia’s Maekelawi Police Station

OCTOBER 18, 2013

The 70-page report documents serious human rights abuses, unlawful interrogation tactics, and poor detention conditions in Maekelawi since 2010. Those detained in Maekelawi include scores of opposition politicians, journalists, protest organizers, and alleged supporters of ethnic insurgencies. Human Rights Watch interviewed more than 35 former Maekelawi detainees and their relatives who described how officials had denied their basic needs, tortured, and otherwise mistreated them to extract information and confessions, and refused them access to legal counsel and their relatives.