Thursday, June 08, 2006

Red Terror revisited

Kelbessa Negewo, when he was a midlevel administrator during Ethiopia's Red Terror.

On Aug. 3, 1987, Kelbessa Negewo debarked from a T.W.A. flight in New York. He cleared customs and entered the United States. A strong, thickset man, just a few weeks shy of his 37th birthday, he was traveling alone. In his suitcase, he carried the remnants of his old life...

The Long Interrogation (New York Times) June 4, 2006