#Ethiopia #FreeKiber #HumanRights
Name: – Kiber Alemayehu
Age: – 36 years old
Address: – Amhara Regional State, West Gojjam Zone, Mankussa
Current situation: – held in Qilinto prison
The reason why I am jailed: – I think that they have arrested me for my political participations as member of the All Ethiopian People Organization (AEPO) party.
Prosecutor’s official charge against me:– Federal prosecutor charged me of violating Article 7(1) of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP) in which they accused me of having contacts with the outlawed Patriotic Ginbot 7 political force. I am now attending court hearings at federal high court.
The following rights violations are committed against me in prison:-
A. in Maekelawi
I was held in a dark room incommunicado for one month.
I was beaten so heavily. They committed torture against me that harmed my genital.
I was denied medical treatment.
They insulted me because of my ethnic identity.
I was interrogated at nights.
B. in Qilinto prison
They tied my hands and legs with cord for three consecutive days.
I was not being visited by anyone for weeks.
With my hands and legs tied up with a chair, they whipped my feet.
They threatened me to kill me.
Background:
I was community organizer for AEPO party in west Gojjam. I was leading my life by trading and farming. However, government security people frequently threatened me in my locality for being member of an opposition party. Hence, I left my village and families and came to Addis Ababa and started working temporary works to support my families. However, I was then arrested in Addis Ababa and charged with terrorism.
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