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Ethiopia: Further information on Fear of torture or ill-treatment/ incommunicado detention

, Index number: AFR 25/004/2007

It is now known that over 60 officials or alleged supporters of the opposition CUD party ( including Endalkachew Melese, Daniel Hailemariamntry,Hirut Kifle, Menbere Tsegayecado and Tadesse Zenebe) have been detained incommunicado since mid-December 2006 or early 2007. Several, including Saba Mekonnen, Tigist Tilahun and Fantaye Beyene, have been released but there have also been further arrests: Alemayehu Seifu, Tilahun Ayele, Yonas Getachew, Gedlu Ayele and Wubitu Mosha. There have been further reports that some of the detainees have been tortured in detention.

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