Africa: Amnesty International’s concerns and activities on behalf of refugees in Africa May 1989 – May 1991

This document consists of the text of a written statement submitted to the 18th meeting of the Organization of African Unity Coordinating Committee for Assistance to Refugees in May 1991. It summarizes Amnesty International’s concerns about the plight of refugees in African countries. Specific cases mentioned include: Bichara Chaibo, returned from Togo to Chad; Daienhl Gabriel, Anhoul Jean, and Metel Ernest, reportedly extrajudicially killed by soldiers a month after they were returned to Chad; Sekou Mary, a.k.a. Agnocame, who died at Diouloulou Gendarmerie in Senegal after being refouled from the Gambia; Ray Russon and Sabelo Dlamini, refouled to Swaziland from South Africa; Somali asylum-seekers in Tanzania and Kenya; and Burundi nationals detained in Tanzania

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