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Ethiopia: Further information on ill-treatment / prisoners of conscience

, Index number: AFR 25/008/1997

200 students (170 released): 30 still detained including: Abebe Desse, Addisu Asnake, Amlaku Admassu, Araba Yeshanew, Ayechew Adane, Goraw Goshu, Ishetu Alene, Wendwossen Demissie, Yaregal Asabe; and three new arrests including: Yeshanew Zerihun, Zeyasterey Bekuru: Thirty university students arrested at a peaceful demonstration in Addis Ababa on 21 March 1997 are still detained without charge. Three more students were arrested in early April after reportedly urging students to boycott classes in protest at the earlier detentions. Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all the above students as prisoners of conscience.

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