‹‹I lost my left ear hearing because of torture›› Daniel Shibeshi

Name: – Daniel Shibeshi
Age: – 41 years old
Address: – Addis Ababa, Kolfe Keranio sub city woreda 02
Current situation: – Qilinto prison
The reason why I am jailed: – I believe I was arrested because of the repressive nature of the state of emergency decree. I know I have not done any crime that would cause my arrest.
Prosecutor’s official charge against me:- I have two charges brought against me by the federal prosecutor. The first one is for violating the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation Article 4. Federal High Court has acquitted me from this charge a year ago. However, Supreme Court has overruled the high court decision and ordered me to defend the case back in high court; though the article is changed to 7(1) of the proclamation this time. The second charge is for violating the State of Emergency law.
The following rights violations are committed against me in prison:-
1. I was beaten badly; I lost my left ear hearing because of it.
2. I was interrogated at nights.
3. I was held in dark and cold room.
4. I was not allowed to be visited by my family and friends.
5. I was denied medical treatment.
6. They kept me in detention without court appearance for many months.
Background:
I was born in Gamo Goffa. I am married. I used to work in Arba Minch University. I was a member of the former UDJ opposition party. I was deputy organization affairs head for the party. I have done a lot in voicing the Qucha people identity questions (question from a community in southern Ethiopia) to get proper and legal answers.

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