Satellite image of Jail Ogaden

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Activists say the jail, within the Somali area of Ethiopia, was the positioning of notably brutal torture

The previous head of a infamous Ethiopian jail has been arrested and is predicted to face trial.

Hassan Ismail Ibrahim, often known as Hassan Dhere, was arrested in neighbouring Somalia in a city the place he had been hiding, following a tip-off.

Campaigners say inmates have been routinely tortured at “Jail Ogaden”, which he ran in Ethiopia’s Somali area.

Many prisoners have been accused of being linked to the separatist group the Ogaden Nationwide Liberation Entrance.

However that group signed a peace take care of the federal government in October, following the appointment of Abiy Ahmed as prime minister.

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Activists overseas have been complaining about Jail Ogaden for years

Former prisoners interviewed by Human Rights Watch mentioned they noticed folks dying of their cells after being tortured.

The authorities closed the jail final 12 months and introduced plans to make it right into a museum.

The brand new president of Ethiopia’s Somali area, Mustafa Omer, told Al Jazeera news in April that he was chasing the individuals who allowed the torture.