Central African Republic: Medical concern / Prisoner of conscience: Abdoulaye Aboukary Tembeley
Journalist Abdoulaye Aboukary Tembeley was arrested on 14 February, after publishing an article on President Patassé. He was reportedly severely beaten after his arrest. Furthermore, he needs constant medication for a heart condition, which appears to have been aggravated by his ill-treatment. He is due to go on trial on 21 February, when he could be remanded to prison.