Political prisoners in Djibouti fast for rights, 1998
The Republic of Djibouti is in the Horn of Africa, between Ethiopia, Somalia, and the Red Sea. It is one of the least populous countries of Africa.
In February 1998, the Djiboutian government arrested some members of Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD) for criticizing their government. The government sent the detainees to Gabode Prison where guards imprisoned and tortured them.