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Rep. Bass' Statement on the Qilinto Prison

September 6, 2016
Press Release

Today, Congressmember Karen Bass issued the following statement concerning the fire in the Qilinti Prison in Ethiopia:

"I extend my sincere condolences to the people of Ethiopia, specifically the families of all who died in the fire at the Qilinto Prison. I also call on the Government of Ethiopia to treat all protesters and prisoners in a humane fashion and to investigate this incident in a thorough and transparent manner, sharing the results of the investigation with the Ethiopian public."

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