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Ethiopia:Further information on Fear of torture/Police use of excessive force

, Index number: AFR 25/017/2002

Police opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in the town of Awassa on 24 May, killing an estimated 25 or more people. Eighty people, were reportedly taken to court and remanded in custody for investigation in the town of Awassa on 21 June. They were arrested during or shortly after a demonstration on 24 May. They are still being held incommunicado and are at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

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