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Hiber Radio Interview with Habtamu Ayalew | Audio

“My condition during the first four months of my imprisonment was awful. I would say the worst form of degrading punishment is to deny a fellow human being the right to use the toilet.

“I was denied the twice-a-day, 10-minute break to use the toilet.
So, if any person is denied to respond to nature’s call, what can one do? When other inmates were out to use the toilet, I use a plastic bag to relieve myself. My constipation coupled with the pain of being denied to use the toilet resulted in tearing up my veins.

“My legs were numb from sleeping on very cold floors for a long time. So, I couldn’t sit on my feet by myself. I needed the support of other inmates to help me sit on my feet on the floor.

“For four months, I asked for help from the inmates, and it was very painful. So, I prefered to use a very small amount of food to cling to dear life and stay for a while. However, the severe form of constipation led to first degree hemmorrhoids which in the shortest time worsened into third-degree hemorrhoids (where punctured veins ooze blood).

“While the hemorrhoids pain prevents me from standing and sitting, the kidney stone pain deprives me to sleep on my side.”


Hiber Radio Interview with Habtamu Ayalew | Audio

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2 Comments

  1. We will never forget what evil Tigre Prison officials did to innocent Ethiopians, Habtamu is paying this price mainly for being Amhara and Amhara people should not live with Devil and hateful Tigrians.
    I never heard such kind of cruelty except Tigrians who are cruel and Bandas since the time of Yohanes who betrayed king Tewodros for the Britsh

  2. We will never forget what evil Tigre Prison officials did to innocent Ethiopians, Habtamu is paying this price mainly for being Amhara and Amhara people should not live with Devil and hateful Tigrians.
    I never heard such kind of cruelty except Tigrians who are cruel and Bandas since the time of Yohanes who betrayed king Tewodros for the Britsh

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