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Further information on UA 85/93 (AFR 51/03/93, 25 March) - Sierra Leone: fear of torture / extrajudicial execution: Ernest Allen, Fatmata Binta Jalloh, Foday Kallon, Rosaline Kamara, Ernest Bai Koroma, Bockarie Samura, Abubakar Jalloh

, Index number: AFR 51/008/1993

All seven people named above have now been released from detention. All but Ernest Allen were released on 1 April. He was transferred to the Central Prison, Pademba Road, Freetown, where he remained without charge or trial until 9 July when he was among 86 political detainees released from Pademba Road prison. The government had claimed that he had been involved in a conspiracy to purchase arms and missiles from Ukraine, but was released because of lack of evidence. He has however been dismissed from his post at the Department of Defence.

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