Ethiopia: Birtukan Mideksa (Letter writing marathon case sheet)

Index Number: AFR 25/010/2009

Birtukan Mideksa, an opposition party leader, is serving a life sentence in Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Amnesty International considers her a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned for peacefully exercising her right to freedom of expression and association. In this case sheet Amnesty International expresses its concern about the life sentence re-imposed following her re-arrest and calls for her immediate and unconditional release.

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