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Ethiopia: Fear for safety / Possible prisoners of conscience / Harassment of human rights defenders

, Index number: AFR 25/011/2001

Two leading human rights defenders - Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam and Dr Berhanu Nega - were arrested on 8 May and have been held incommunicado and without charge ever since. They appear to be prisoners of conscience, and Amnesty International fears that they may be tortured or ill-treated in custody.

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