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Ethiopia: Ill-treatment / prisoners of conscience: 200 university students

, Index number: AFR 25/005/1997

Some 200 students of Addis Ababa University were arrested at a peaceful demonstration on 21 March 1997. Those arrested have not been taken to court within the prescribed 48-hour limit or charged with any offence. They are considered prisoners of conscience. There are also reports that some have been beaten and ill-treated in detention.

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