Sunday, March 28, 2010

UDJ PR SiYE Abrha confronted with former comrade over Burtukan’s case

A tense confrontation developed outside Kaliti prison Saturday between the facility's director Abebe Zemichael and a man who was both his former commander and his former prisoner. Siye Abraha, a well-known political and military figure who is also a former Kaliti inmate, says he and prison director Abebe argued over visitation rules."The chief of the prison showed up and said it is only blood relatives who are allowed to visit her, we challenged him, as we are ex-prisoners we know family and friends visit relatives in prison," said Siye. and the prison chief and Siye have a long history. Twenty years ago, Siye was military commander of the rebel Tigray People's Liberation Front. Abebe was a TPLF guerrilla fighter. Read more…


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