By Eoin McSweeney, CNN
December 30, 2020
(CNN)Two convicted Ethiopian war criminals are likely to finally leave the Italian embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa, after taking refuge there for almost 30 years.
They have never had a lawyer, but requested asylum within the embassy, which was never granted. However the Italian embassy accepted the two men because of the country’s opposition to the death penalty.
They have spent their days shut off from the outside world walking the small grounds of the compound and watching television, said the diplomatic source.