UA 191/94 - Cote d'Ivoire: legal concern / fear of ill-treatment: Guirao Ble, deputy secretary general of the Federation estudiantine et scolaire de Cote d'Ivoire (FESCI) and at least 15 other FESCI members including: Rosalie Kouame, Danthe Apolos, Namina
Up to 30 students members of FESCI were arrested on 15 May 1994 when security forces broke up a peaceful meeting at the University of Cocody. At least 16, including those named above, are reportedly still held incommunicado. At least one student was reportedly severely beaten at the time of his arrest and remains in hospital. AI fears for the safety of all those in incommunicado detention. Most or all of those detained appear to be prisoners of conscience.