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Ethiopia: Arbitrary detention/torture or other ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 25/012/2008

At least 15 members of the Oromo ethnic group have been arrested in the capital Addis Ababa and also reportedly in eastern and western parts of the Oromia region of Ethiopia, since around 30 October 2008. Most are reportedly held incommunicado in detention facilities in Addis Ababa, including Maikelawi, where torture and ill-treatment of political prisoners has been reported in the past.

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