January 23rd, 2009
ADDIS ABABA - On Tuesday this week, construction workers have accidentally discovered mass graves inside the notorious Central Investigation's (Maekelawi) detention center that is located behind the Addis Ababa Police Commission.
The Addis Ababa Police Commission's headquarters is being torn down and rebuilt.
According to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit's sources, the graves were discovered when the bulldozer that was leveling the ground accidentally damaged the foundation of the building where the mass graves are located. When the building came down, the construction workers and some passersby saw several fresh bodies, as well as skulls and bones in plastic bags.
The Federal Police prison guards immediately chased away every one and sealed off the area.
Maekelawi is run by the Federal Police under direct command of Ethiopia's dictator Meles Zenawi.
Disappearances of the Meles regime's critics, particularly less known ones, have been common occurrences in Ethiopia. It is not a big surprise such mass graves exist inside prisons. There are thought to be hundreds of them through out Ethiopia.
Source: Ethio Review