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Ethiopia: Further information on: Fear of torture / Prisoners of conscience

, Index number: AFR 25/004/2005

On 18 June, the Federal Commissioner of Police announced that 690 detainees arrested between 6 and 10 June in post-election demonstrations against alleged election fraud have been released without charge. Thousands of others, including those named above, are reported to remain in incommunicado detention. They are at risk of torture or ill-treatment, and enforced "disappearance".

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