Over 5,000 persons languishing in TPLF regime’s secret prisons, defecting soldiers say
Asmara, 26 January 2009 – Defecting Ethiopian soldiers who arrived in Eritrea recently said that more than 5,000 innocent persons are languishing in secret prisons of the TPLF regime.
Deputy inspector Yehaulashet Alebachew Delele, who is himself a victim of the atrocities and arrived here along with three other soldier, stated that many of the detention inmates have been exposed to death in the prisons described as ‘Guantanamo Ethiopia.’
Indicating that the regime’s cadres resort to acts of abduction against any individual they ‘suspect,’ Yehaulashet Alebachew from the Amhara ethnic group disclosed that security agents of the regime liquidate victims at Tolai detention center in the wilderness of the Oromiya Zone.
He further pointed out that similar horrible detention centers exist in various parts of the county, among which is the Dedesa prison where bodies of those who lost their lives through inhumane acts of brutality are thrown into the nearby river.
The other soldiers who arrived here abandoning the racist policy of the TPLF regime are: Desalegn Awanew Feisa from the Kambata ethnic group, Alemayehu Marig Kassa from the Amhara ethnic group, and Getachew Kayamo Debiso from the Sidama ethnic group.