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
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.