Ethiopia’s economic gains tainted by violent repression Emergency fails

Ethiopia’s economic gains tainted by violent repression

Emergency fails to protect regime from biggest threat to 26-year grip on power

Ethiopia’s economic gains tainted by violent repression Emergency fails
The Ethiopian regime has acted on its threat to crush any threat to its economic model © AP
by: in Gondar

(FT) –Six soldiers burst into Beckham’s dormitory at Gondar university in northern Ethiopiaone evening without pausing to question the student.

“They grabbed me and beat me so hard, I’d have preferred it if they had killed me,” the undergraduate says of the November raid.

Beckham’s crime was to share with the world, via a diaspora network, how 104 other Ethiopian students had been detained for complaining about conditions on campus.