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Ethiopia: Further information on fear of torture/Incommunicado detention /Excessive use of force by security forces

, Index number: AFR 25/018/2002

Following demonstrations hundreds of similar detentions in connection with student demonstrations in the Oromia region in March and April. Some of those arrested are still being held incommunicado and are at risk of torture. Professor Ephraim Mammo, who was arrested on 4 June in Dembi Dollo in western Oromia, has been released without charge after about two weeks in detention.Dinkenesh Deressa Kitila, who was arrested in Addis Ababa on 7 June, is in need of medical treatment. She has been brought before a court on two occasions but has not yet been formally charged with any criminal offence.

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