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Ethiopia s Somali region closes notorious Jail Ogaden

The Somali regional state in Ethiopia has officially announced the closure of its main prison facility, located in the capital, Jijiga. The Jijiga Central Prison also referred to as ‘Jail Ogaden,’ has been at the center of a Human Rights Watch, HRW, report that exposed massive rights abuse of inmates held in the facility. Reports by local media indicates that the facility will now be turned into a museum. Jail Ogaden was reported to be one of the tools of repression used by the former regional president

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