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Ethiopia: Arbitrary detention/possible prisoners of conscience/risk of torture or ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 25/020/2007

Eight men (Fekadu Negeri, Ibsa Wake, Tesfa Burayu, Abraham Likasa, Jeregna Keba, Osman Dawer, Tamrat Tadesse, Workneh Dinsa) were arrested on 23 August, on suspicion of links with the armed opposition group Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). They are held in the police station in the western town of Nekemte, and they are at risk of torture or ill-treatment. Amnesty International believes they may be prisoners of conscience. Amnesty International fears the eight men may be detained for a prolonged eriod without trial or subjected to an unfair trial.

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