Ogaden abuse investigated by Swedish police

Swedish prosecutors will investigate whether crimes against international law have been committed in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, the news agency TT reports.

The Ethiopian refugee Abdullahi Hussein, who used to work for the regime in Ogaden, but defected to Sweden, has handed over films to the Swedish police. The films are alleged to contain evidence of torture and abuse.

Chief prosecutor Krister Petersson tells TT that additional people will now be questioned. According to Petersson there "a vast amount of material" that needs to be gone through.

The preliminary inquiry about serious crimes against international law was started on the 24th of October.