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Ethiopia: Medical concern / Torture / Detention without charge, Imiru Gurmessa Birru (m)

, Index number: AFR 25/007/2004

Imiru Gurmessa Birru is seriously ill in police custody at the Police Hospital in the capital Addis Ababa. The former employee of the Ministry of Coffee and Tea Development is said to be extremely ill and unable to move. Following his arrest in mid March, he was reportedly tortured and denied medication for diabetes which has led to liver problems.

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