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Ethiopia: Fear of torture/Police use of excessive force

, Index number: AFR 25/013/2002

Police opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in the town of Awassa on 24 May, killing an estimated 25 or more people. They arrested scores of people, including school students under 18. All are held incommunicado, without charge or trial, and are at risk of torture. They may be prisoners of conscience.

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