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Syria and Ethiopia

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 26 February 2014

An estimated 200,000 men and women are being held in detention centres in war-torn Syria. Lyse Doucet meets two men with very different experiences of this system - one is a lawyer representing the detained, the other is an interrogator in a government-controlled prison. Are their hopes for Syria really so different?
London has its urban foxes, Delhi has monkeys, but the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa has a far more pernicious pest - the urban hyena. Martin Fletcher finds out about the threat they pose to the city's residents, and what can be done to contain them.

Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Ben Weisz

Photo: A Syrian prisoner gives his finger print on his release papers at Damascus central police station on September 1, 2012.
Photo credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images



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