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Ethiopia and Eritrea: The human rights agenda

, Index number: AFR 25/009/1991

Over 100,000 people were imprisoned and tortured for political reasons during the 17 years of the Mengistu regime. Tens of thousands "disappeared" or were killed. This report updates the May 1991 paper "Ethiopia: End of an era of brutal repression - a new chance for human rights" (AFR 25/05/91). It contains previously unpublished testimonies and photographs gathered on a recent Amnesty International visit. The present human rights situation in both Ethiopia and Eritrea is also described: hundreds of former government and military officials are reportedly detained, without charge or trial. Some could face the death penalty. The report concludes with a "human rights agenda for the future", submitted by AI to both provisional governments.

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