After the commencement of the Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict, 1998–2000, both sides began taking into custody prisoners of war (POWs) on each of the war-fronts, most of whom were men, but some of whom were women. Typically, such prisoners were held at temporary locations before being transferred to more permanent camps, where some prisoners spent more than three years. In some instances, the prisoners of war experienced horrific conditions upon being captured and during the course of their transit to the camps. Once at the camps, many were exposed to severe physical...
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