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Ethiopia: Torture / Detention without trial / Possible prisoner of conscience

, Index number: AFR 25/014/2004

Omot Ojullu Abella is reportedly seriously ill as a result of having been severely beaten by iron bars and rifle butts in Gambella prison in south-western Ethiopia on 13 December 2004. He is said to have sustained injuries to his head, back and arm, and to be denied medical treatment.

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