In other news, the Ethiopian authorities in Qabridahar killed three detainees inside the main Qabridahar jail. These were extrajudicial killings as the victims have not been charged with any crimes. The names of the victims are Abdirizak Hure, Suban and Abdillahi Ali Bare. Abdirizak Hure worked for the Government. It is unclear what led to his detention and subsequent killing. Other civilians were also arbitrarily detained in Qabridahar. The whereabouts of these latest detainees are unknown.

Ethiopian Government has been at war with the Somali Ogadens. Torture and extrajudicial are daily realities in the region. The actions of the Government violate the Common article 3 of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 which prohibits torture during internal armed conflict and Article 18(1) of the Ethiopia’s own Constitution states that: “No person shall be subject to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”