Ethiopian prison bosses fired over human rights

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has fired five top prison bosses accused of human rights violations and other misconduct. Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye announced that Mr Abiy had replaced them as they had failed in their duty. He said the needs of prisoners had not been adequately met and their human rights had not been respected:

The attorney general also made it clear that those who have been fired would face an investigation. The Ethiopian government has released tens of thousands of prisoners since Mr Abiy took office in April.