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Recording Ethiopia’s Red Terror

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 8, 2009

Tehmhert2We still don’t understand it. We have to study it, so that it never happens again. We will learn from it, and the younger generation will have a better life than we did. That is our hope.” (Hirut Abebe-Jiri)

In the late 1970s Ethiopia’s Marxist military rulers tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands in brutal repressions. Now, one survivor is trying to create a permanent online archive of the so-called Red Terror using the documents the Communist regime, known as the Derg, left behind.

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