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Ethiopia: Confessions of a Police State

Ethiopia - Confessions of an outlaw regime: A regime that breeds contempt for the law
Ethiopia – Confessions of an outlaw regime: A regime that breeds contempt for the law

By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam,

The Ethiopian Constitution guarantees, “Persons arrested have the right to remain silent. Persons arrested shall not be compelled to make confessions or admissions which could be used in evidence against them. Any evidence obtained under coercion shall not be admissible.” (Article 19(2)(5).) In reality, this guarantee is not worth the paper it is written on! Continue reading Ethiopia: Confessions of a Police State